Her name is Chara, and when we adopted her she was estimated to be around 4 years old. We renamed her to Chara. My boyfriend is into astronomy, and named her after the star Chara. The star is actually in the constellation Canes Venatici (hunting dogs). Funny, she's named after star in a constellation of dogs! The name Chara means joy in Greek.
Sadly, she was at the SPCA because her previous owner had passed away. Needless to say, her adjustment to a new home along with mourning the loss of her previous home was difficult. It took her close to year to until we really started to see her personality come through and for her to become comfortable in her environment. Next month we will have had her for 3 years, and she's doing great!
Though, I had pets in the past they were never really MY pets. They always gravitated to my parents. Chara is clearly my cat. Shh, don't tell my boyfriend. She always wants to be near me. She is the sweetest and the mellowest cat. She is just happy with cuddles, pets, food, and sleep. I love her beyond belief. I've definitely become a cat person through her. Though, she is sweet and mellow you can tell she is sassy. She gives you this funny looks when she's annoyed. Cats are so expressive. She has a look for everything, and she is clearly the boss around here.
Now, I really appreciate cats. I would love to have more. I think 3 would be a good number, but that's just not in the cards right now financially and space wise. That being said, our neighbors have 2 indoor/outdoor cats that like to visit our porch. They are kind of like my cats too!
This is Kiefer
and this is Kiwi
I love them too, and sometimes I secretly wish my neighbors will be like "Do you want our cats"? I wouldn't even need to think about it! Haha, it's good though this way. I don't have to worry about taking care of them or their expenses, and just get to enjoy them as visitors!
I also love this Kitty Cam on Ustream. It's a 24/7 cam of the Friends of Felines Rescue Center in Defiance, Ohio. I think I watch almost everyday for a little bit in the background. At night they set up a little kitty playground for the kitties, and it's fun to watch them play and run around! This rescue center does a lot of amazing things for homeless kitties. They have kittens, adults, and many cats with special needs.
Wow, I had no idea I'd write so much about cats. It's clear I've been converted into a cat person! I love dogs too, don't worry it did not flip flop. I do think I prefer cats though. I think our personalities are similar!
What type of pet(s) do you have? Tell me about them in the comments!