The love between a human and a cat is purrfect.
-KT Cat Paws
Here is a Guest Post from Growing up with Stella. This blog post is about Becoming a Cat Mama.
This is a beautiful story about loving a cat.
Written by Bat-el Miller
Becoming a new cat Mama
At age 24 and a couple months my boyfriend and I decided to take a huge plunge and adopt a cat.
Our first baby, the ultimate test if we would survive the end of time, if we were compatible. I had never owned a living thing, besides a plant, but a cat you really couldn’t throw away if something went wrong.
I was afraid. Would I know what to do? Would it love me? Would I bond with it? Would I be a good owner?
A million questions raced through my head and the prospect of adoption seemed so far away, until one day we just went for it.
We went to ASPCA on a freezing, raining, gloomy, dreary, and dark Friday evening. We had exhausted all our energy going from shelter to shelter around the city looking for the one kitty that would be perfectly settled in our home.
When we met Persia, now renamed Stella, we were instantly in love. Her silky smooth fur, her innocent eyes, her soft touch. She was the one.
We found our Shabbat miracle.
We brought Stella home and introduced her to her surrounds.
The first night Stella slept in the living room and I spent crying, and coddling my new baby.
I was afraid to leave her alone in the living room, afraid she would feel unloved, and scared she would be lonely. I cooed her meows with soft scratches to the neck, and strokes on her back. She slept curled up in my lap and eventually we made it through the night.
At that moment I knew I was attached.
Wherever I went she would follow. When I showered I could expect Stella to be sitting on the bathroom rug waiting for me to get out. When I woke up in the morning she would be standing by our door waiting for me to snuggle her tight.
I am in love. I worry when she doesn’t eat, I fret when she gets rambunctious, and I tap her little textured nose when she tries to eat my chargers.
I am officially a cat mama and I love it.
So, if you are thinking of adopting, but are scared to take to take a risk, don’t worry, even a beginner like me learned the ropes, because love is love no matter that size.
By Bat-el Miller
You can read more at the blog dedicated to Stella
And t see more pictures of this adorable kitty, check out the Instagram: @stella.bachar.2015