Happy Global Cat Day to my cat moms and dads! I’ve finally joined the club! 😸 I’ve been a little MIA lately since adopting Yuki, but I wanted to post something today because as you know, I’m a huge advocate for adopting. Global Cat Day is a day to recognize the need to adopt and foster cats! 🐾 There are SO many animals in shelters in need of a home! And once adopted, shelters can open up their space to incoming animals! According to the @aspca , “approximately 6.5 million enter the US animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats.” That just breaks my heart. If you are looking to adopt a new kitten, I encourage you to start at a shelter – and not only that, but it’s just as important to pick a shelter that prioritizes it’s animals. Some shelters even offer special promotions for adoptions from time to time too!
Another important thing to do is to think ahead. 👏🏼 This is a huge decision, not only for you but for your new companion. Please remember that kittens will eventually grow up to be cats. And although cats are considerably lower maintenance than dogs, they’re still another living being in this world – AND their world is YOU! Therefore it is important to think about the long term responsibility of caring for another being. Will I be able to financially, physically, and emotionally provide for this kitten for the next 20 years? Are there lifestyle changes that I will need to make in order to provide a comfortable life for my kitten? What is my back up plan when I have to be out of town? These are all important questions to ask yourself before adopting.
I’ve had Yuki for a month now (as of yesterday), and each day is a learning experience for the both of us. She's only 5 months old, so we have a lot of time together, but I try not to take that for granted. If you’ve already met her, you’d know that she’s a huge love bug. She loves to play, but she really loves to purr! 💓 I’m really excited to see how our relationship will flourish. If you’d like to see her grow with me, follow @smol.yuki ! 🐈
Anyway, if you read to the end, thank you so much! 🤗