This beautiful little girl's name is Ginger
(they had actually named her Candi at the shelter we got her at)
Shelter sounds like such a horrible word...it just makes me think of animals no one wants and that there is something wrong with them : ( That is SOOO not the case of what it really is though, thank goodness! It is just a place where wonderful pets live just waiting for the perfect family to come pick them up!
I just heart her so much! I find it absolutely amazing how a pet can come into your life and in just that split second you begin to love and adore them so much! Now that she is here, I can't imagine what it was like without her...
She actually joined our family a few months ago. She was part of a group of kitties who were found in a combination of two homes with 70+ cats. My friend Vic saw an article in the newspaper about the cats and saved it for me. She knew that it was something I would want to see, well, not want to see, but you know what I mean. I read the article and immediately knew I wanted to go there and look for a buddy for Gidgey.
Bob and I had talked before about how we knew we wanted to get a buddy for Gidgey...this was the PERFECT opportunity! I showed the article to Bob and he agreed to go and just look at the kitties.
We head to the shelter (again with the icky word) and even in the car talking about how we're just going to see the animals and we'll talk more about getting a second one.
The first kitty I see in the first room we go into was Ginger...from then on, my heart belonged to her. I couldn't stop thinking about her adorable little face! (Actually, at the time I thought she was so ugly she was cute.) We walked in and out of rooms and all I could think of was the 'ugly' kitty from the first room...I decided I couldn't leave without her that day. We went to the desk and I told them I needed to adopt 'Candi' before anyone else could.
We, of course, weren't prepared for a new family member since we had said we were just going to see the kitties. I started to fill out the paperwork to adopt our new little girl and Bob had to take the car and run home to get a carrier to safely get her home in.
Once we got her home, we lost her for two days...she ran under the couch and didn't come out. Gidge kept trying to check her out, but with both of them being scared they were checking each other out from a distance. Ginger eventually got more comfortable, started to explore the house and she has been a spoiled member of the family since!