I’ve had cats my whole life. My earliest memories are me playing in the driveway with sidewalk chalk and the neighborhood cats (and my parents, of course). I’m a total cat person, and it doesn’t take much for me to make friends with felines.
One of the hardest parts of being in grad school was not having an animal companion to come home to after class. I quickly decided that, once I had a job and was settled in a new place, that I would get a kitty.
Two weeks ago, I brought home the sweetest, fluffiest fuzzball of joy from a local animal shelter. Her name is Maggie, short for “Magnolia.” She’s so affectionate, and I love coming home from work and seeing her curled up on the couch waiting for me.