A new addition…
Welcome to the Middle family Miss Alliyah Nala!
It was a lovely Tuesday afternoon when I decided that a feline friend would complete my family so I got up from my nap and decided to go to the Humane Society.
I had the hopes that I would find a black or a white cat because I have always wanted one. I went to the adoption center and I saw three potential kitties. I waited for a volunteer to come and let me into the caged area. I watched the black cats interact with one another and then I saw a volunteer coming to me out of the corner of my eye and as soon as she asked me what cat I would like to take a look at I changed my mind and said that one. And I pointed at Miss Alliyah.
The reason why I changed my mind at the last minute was because as I was scanning the other cages to choose from one of the black cats I saw her. She was cowering in the corner of her cage crying with HUGE bug eyes. So I said “I would like to see her please.”
As soon as the cage was opened she was out and on my lap cuddling. I immediately looked at the woman that was helping me and I said “I would like to adopt her please.” And the rest was history…well not really.
I picked her up this morning before I had to go to work and I filled out all of the necessary paper work and brought her home.
When I got home it was a tough checklist that I had to go through. Number One: Get kitty out of cat carrier. Number Two: Get kitty out of the bathtub. Number Three: Get kitty out of the closet. Then I ran out of time and I had to go to work. So I showed her where her litter and food was and went to work.
All day I was worried that she might be lonely and I wanted to come home and check on her but I knew that what Miss Alliyah Nala needed was time to get a lay of the land and time for her to get use to living in a new environment.
I got home from work and she hadn’t moved from my closet. I know that because the food hadn’t been touched and she hadn’t used her litter box. I said hello and went about my usual routine and then she finally came out of my room and is now snuggled up against me and has been for the last hour.
I think that she and I will become great friends!