Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Mica

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Adorable, isn't she?

Thirteen years ago I wanted to adopt a pet. My bunny had passed away about two years before, and I missed having a little one around. My boyfriend at the time suggested a cat but I wasn't sure about it. My family had pets while I was growing up, but never a cat. I remembered my Dad said that cats scratch up your furniture and that they aren't as affectionate as dogs, but I thought why not give a cat a try? I lived on the top floor of an apartment building and I didn't think it was big enough for a dog, so a cat it was! There was a family in Waterloo that had kittens that needed homes, so my boyfriend and I made an appointment and headed over there. I sat down on the carpet watching these little black kittens playing and my heart melted. They were so adorable and the noises they made were so sweet.

One waddled over and sat infront of me and just stared, and then she fell over, lol. She was mine! We put her in the basket that I brought and couldn't wait to get her home! She needed some supplies so we stopped at a pet store. I'm not one of those people that like to dress up their pets. I don't know why, but things like that have never appealed to me. I do however like collars, and Mica has quite a few, I have even made some of themcrocheted and braided some of them for her.

In the early days of our relationship I knew that it was made in heaven. Whenever I would lay down she would lay on my chest and it seemed like she was trying to put her little arms around my neck. She would nuzzle me with her tiny nose. She still does it but now she can get her arms all the way around my neck. She followed me everywhere, taking the garbage down the hall, from room to room and even into the bathroom. Once in there she would try to get up on my lap, but she was too small so I would pick her up and put her there. Having Crohn's I can spend a lot of time in the bathroom. As she got bigger she would just jump up on her own. She is so smart too, whenever I touch the toilet paper she jumps down,lol.

If I sleep too long in the morning she wakes me up for her breakfast, and at 6 o'clock p.m.she will come find me and chirp at me to feed her supper. She gets treats a couple times a day. Sometimes she will let me know if she wants some, or I will just grab them and shake the bag. For some reason she likes to eat them on the end of my bed, and as soon as she hears the bag that's where she goes. She has to sit for her treats and knows it. We have been working on shaking a paw for them for a while now, and she is doing really well.


Jeryn said...

Mica is such a cutie!! Loved the scrapbook too. Well done!!

I grew up having dogs only and didn't think much about cats. Actually, my friend who had a cat would also hiss at me so I didn't really like them. When I met my hubby he had a cat, which passed away several years ago, that didn't like me at first. She would run away and would be anti-social with everyone. I was like, great...

But over the years she and I became friends and we loved each other. Now I love cats!

Debra La Chelle Dupree said...

That is such a lovely story. I too had a cat. I was afraid of cats when he (Jonathan) came to live with my son and I. It was after my son begged me to let him have a cat. I was so afraid that it took me extra time getting home and as soon as I got home, he jumped on me and all the time he would jump on me and I'd almost have a nervous breakdown but eventually, I ended up feeding him, taking care of him, and loving him as if he were my very own child. He was a very smart cat. Unfortunately, I had to give him up and when I did it took me a couple of years to stop thinking about him as if I had just given up my child. He was part of me and my son became somewhat of a total stranger to him. He would just bypass his room. Anyway, your story reminded me of Jonathan. I am sure that Mica is very precious to you. She is certainly adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Ellecubed said...

I love this post about you and Mica. Such a lovely and wonderful relationship the two of you have.