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When you love a cat

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Scout is very special to me. My first cat, as well as the first pet I went out and adopted on my own as an “adult.”

I didn’t adopt him in the wisest way. A friend basically handed him over, said he needed a home. The last to go in an unplanned litter.

She knew I’d cave.

I did.

So Scout was a gift; Scout was free.

This is the story of how most of us end up with cats, I think. And we love them just the same.


Scout has traveled from apartment to apartment, these last nine years. He’s always consistent, always close by.

Still playful in middle age. Standoffish to others, but loving to me.

My little buddy.


Do you have a cat? What’s the story on how you adopted him or her?

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Wednesday 1st of October 2014

Nice post. I am so glad you took Scout. Maybe you caved back then, but look how well things turned out for you both! There's something extra special about getting your first pet when you get out on your own. Scout will always have that special place in your heart. Love the photos!


Monday 29th of September 2014

Scout is so handsome! We used to have an amazing cat named Bleu who was named by my parents who had a farm with lots of extra cats to give away. Sometimes I do miss not having a cat around the house, but I think I'm more of a 'dog person' at heart.


Sunday 28th of September 2014

I have two cats. One just turned nine years old, the other will be nine in December. One was scooped up off of a busy road by a friend's brother at about three months old after the kitten she was with was hit by a car. One was "free to a good home" at six months old from a coworker.

I love my girls. They have lived in two apartments and two houses with me over the last 8+ years.

Rachel @ My Two Pitties

Sunday 28th of September 2014

He's beautiful(or should I say handsome?)! It's feels so special when animals are with you through many life changes. I really wanted to rescue a kitten from a shelter but Gina came from an accidental litter too and I couldn't resist. I kind of love that she loves dogs and hates cats:)


Sunday 28th of September 2014

Beautiful! I love those pictures; he looks so pensive. I got my current cat, Ziggy, the same way you got Scout. Last to go in an unplanned litter, he was living under their house because their toddler like to pick up and throw the kittens, so they'd all fled when they were old enough to walk. He came right up to me, though, and they said, "ooh! You're the only one he likes! Take him!!!" I'm in the process of adopting a second cat right now. When the rescue I volunteer with asked if anyone could foster a 2-day-old litter of orphans, I knew it would be hard not to keep one. Then they were dropped off and my house, and they were ALL orange! My kryptonite! I've always wanted on orange cat! They'll be 8 weeks old on Tuesday and one is staying. :D

Lindsay Stordahl

Sunday 28th of September 2014

So excited for you and soooo jealous!