Emilee Speaks: .adopt a shelter cat month [meet my girls]

Thursday, June 5, 2014

.adopt a shelter cat month [meet my girls]


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Three years ago we loaded up and headed to our local Humane Society to look into adopting a shelter cat.  We roamed around and played with the cats for several hours.  Then we came across a kennel that had kittens in it.  I fell in LOVE with one of them, and my family fell in LOVE with another.  We held them and snuggled and loved on them for quite some time.  Trying to decide which one to bring home.  I wasn't budging on my choice, and my family wasn't budging on their choice.  It was then that a shelter worker came over to us and explained to us that since it was National Adopt a Shelter Cat month, that we could adopt 2 cats for the fee of 1 adoption.   

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We hadn't really set out to adopt 2 cats, but the two kitties were shelter mates and got along beautifully.  Decision made.

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Quorra is named after Olivia Wilde's character from Tron [yes we're a little nerdyyy around here].  Quorra was a little weakling when we brought her home, so I wanted her to have a strong badass name.  As a kitten Quorra was very shy, quiet, && timid.  This went along with her not feeling well and having health problems.  She was my babyyy [still is].  

She quickly got healthy and turned into miss alpha.  She's loud and bossy!  She will literally argue with you.  If she's doing something she's not supposed to, and I tell her "no" she mouths off back.  Every. Single. Time.  

Quorra is obsessed with fleece.  I made a fleece tie blanket this past winter and if it's out and on me, so is she.  Quorra and I enjoy daily naps when we can fit them in.  We curl up on the couch together and snuggle in the afternoon when it's just us home.  It's "our" time. 

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Little Miss Igloo here is the one my son && girlfriend loved.  She was a rowdy beast as a kitten!  Igloo was the craziest most energetic kitten I've ever seen.  She's mostly white so they decided to name her Igloo.  Igloo, bless her heart, isn't the brightest crayon in the box...  She may not be smart but she's very lovable and has a big personality.  As she's gotten older, she's mellowed out a lot.  Quorra takes care of Igloo now.  She'll groom Igloo, play with her, snuggle with her on cold nights, && looks after her.  Together they are the sweetest sisters one could ever hope for.  

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I've had some of the best 3 years of my life with these girls.  I'm home alone a lot!  They keep me company when my family is off with their busy schedules.  I don't regret adopting 2 instead of 1 at all.  In fact, I can't imagine either one of them without the other.  They're my companions && they're each other's companions as well.  

Please look into adopting a shelter cat.  There are so many around the world needing homes.  Visit this LINK to view cats needing homes in your local area!  Cats can be such a blessing.  They're also great for apartment life.  The nearest grass to us is several blocks away, so having a dog isn't conducive.  I also enjoy the independence of cats.  We can leave town for the day and not have to make arrangements like we would have to with a dog.  I'm not knocking dogs, I LOOOOVE dogs.  I've had both dogs && cats all myyy life!  It's just that the cat life suits us best right now.  

My girls are my kids.  I love them && they make me so happy.  Go get yourself some love && happiness!  <3  ADOPT!


20 comments:

  1. They are beautiful....rescue cats are the best..all of our cats were rescued.

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  2. I wish more people would rescue and adopt instead of going to a breeder.

    Michelle F.

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  3. I think that it is so adorable that the one takes care of the other. Sigh...animals have such amazing hearts. You got to get two...that must have been so easy to snatch up the both of them. I'd be heartbroken to have to pick just one.
    I'm a dog owner and they are such great companions.

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  4. What a touching story, these animals are so beautiful and loving.

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  5. You remind me of my friend. She used to bring home all stray cats that she sees on the street. It got to a point that her mom told her to stop coz there were about a hundred cats in their house and her dad has cancer, so it's not exactly a healthy environment for her dad at that time. Anyways, this is really a kind gesture.

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  6. We're not cat people, but I do hope others find good homes for cats. There is no reason whatsoever to be breeding these animals when so many go needing homes.

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  7. Those are some of the cutest cats I've ever seen, good work on adopting them!

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  8. Speaking of cats you should bring cookies to your office.

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  9. Ohhh, I love that you adopted both kittens! They are so sweet together. Hubs and I made the same decision on cats over dogs even though we love both...cats are easier to come and go with.

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  10. Aww they are just so precious. They look so sweet together. I have tried to convince my husband on the need for a pet around here but he isn't budging.

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  11. They are just gorgeous. It's so awesome that you adopted them. I love when people adopt animals and give them a second chance. Thanks for sharing your wonderful story and spreading the word about adopting animals :)

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  12. I'm not a cat person but they are adorable please stop at a reasonable # I don't want to come back and find you're living with 30 cats LOL

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  13. I have a furry daughter we are planning adopting our 5th children 3 (3 non furry) after the baby pops in September s we might have 2 new family members by december

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  14. How sweet! I had no clue that it is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month! That is great.

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  15. Too cute that I want to cuddle them. I didn't know there is an adopt a cat month but that was so nice of you and your family.

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  16. I wish my daughter did not have pet allergies because my kids want a cat.

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  17. Both of your cats are adorable! We have two also. One of them is our greatgrandson, or I bought his grandmother and she had kittens and now he's the third generation. Another one my son found on the street and took home because he felt so sorry for it.

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  18. We always adopt our pets. It is so much better! Thanks for the info!

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  19. You're so sweet. I remember my dad adopted a cat when I was still young

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  20. Awww, my husband is allergic to cats. Otherwise, we'd adopt.

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