It happened shortly after the new year, my life was at a very rough patch and I was in the process of clawing my way back to happiness.
To give some perspective here is the short run down: Just before Christmas my Husband and I learned that we were expecting our first little bundle of joy. We were very excited and looking forward to the upcoming change to our future. Unfortunately that happy news didn’t last long and we ended up loosing that pregnancy. Life was not going as planned in any aspect and I was not in a happy place emotionally nor had I been for a very long time. This all came to a head in the New Year and I decided to seek help for this and finally get my life back on track and make myself happy. My loving husband was by my side through it all and was and still is my rock. I wouldn’t have clawed my way back had it not been for him. Diagnosed with Depression & Anxiety I have been slowly taking life one day at a time and have made some big life changes to get to a good place. I started a new Job which I am loving and am surrounding myself with people who are true.
Now back to it. One late winter night in January, I was standing outside having a cigarette before my husband got home from the corner store. Out of nowhere this cute ball of fur came running up to me and started rubbing all over me and Purring up a storm. At the time not planning on adding another cat the mix; I thought this would be a one time occurrence and that I wouldn’t see her again. When my husband arrived home she got spooked and ran off, So I figured well that’s that. Cute guest but that’s it just a guest. I went on and on for a bit talking of my poor husbands ear about how cute she was and oh how I WISH I could have kept her. This however at the time was not part of our options.
It was about two weeks until I saw her again. I was outside with my husband in the garage and we we’re having a conversation I can’t remember about what now but then all of a sudden that same cute fur ball came running around the corner of the garage and started rubbing all over me again. This time she didn’t run off right away. She stayed around and was mewing which made me feel bad for her so I decided to feed her…After eating she was scared away by a neighbors dog. I didn’t think anything of it. At this point I felt bad for her, I hate seeing stray cats.
The next morning when I left before the crack of dawn for work, there she was! She was sitting right next to my garage and came running the second I stepped outside. I felt bad having to shoo her away so I could get into my car and drive away. By now I was started to get attached. When I came home that day guess who was there? She was of course. After I parked I sat outside with her for a bit and gave her cuddles. I figured this was a fluke and that she would be off and I wouldn’t see her again. Well I was wrong. That night when my husband got home from work there she was , and she started laying on the cute for him too. The second I came out she was glued to me again. This went on for a couple of weeks. Now don’t forget this was winter. We heard of an upcoming deep freeze that was going to be hitting. All we both could think was we need to get this little cutie out of the cold. She has been getting increasingly dirty and hungry. I was pretty sure at this point that the little fuzzy girl was probably not getting taken care of and was not eating much from her scraggly body. So we took her to the vet to get her scanned for a chip and tried to see if she had any owners. When it was deemed that she had neither and the vet agreed that she didn’t have anyone taking care of her, we got her tested for anything that could be transferred to our two we already had at home. And that is how she became part of our family. Her test came back good and we introduced her to our other two cats.
She settled right in pretty fast and has been glued to me ever since. If I’m not in the same room as her she will meow until I call her and she comes running. She loves to sit with me on the couch and be within touching distance. She has a huge personality and absolutely loves food time! She will curl up in bed with me from time to time and has “her” spots where she sits & sleeps in the house. In the end I am sure that she chose me and while I wasn’t planning on adding another cat to the family she has been a great addition , and has been helpful in my journey back to happiness.
Photo’s by Crystal Gard @ https://www.gardhub.ca
Author: Crystal Gard
I’m a 30 year old Canadian with 3 adorable cats! I’m an avid reader, scrapbooker, blogger, crafter including jewelery making , mixed media art, and watercolour art, among many others and of course cat lover!