I never really had a cat or animal in my life, at least not one that stayed. My mum is not an animal person – the fact that she is a clean freak is probably one of the reason. I had a dog for about two weeks before she decided that it would have been better off with a friend of the family, because they had a garden – annoying but true. The 8 years old me didn’t really understand and was completely heartbroken.
When I was in high school, my sweetheart at that time gifted me of a cute bunny for Valentine’s day. It was my mother nightmare coming to life. A little animal that could hide anywhere in the house and, most of all, was pooping NON STOP everywhere. Seriously, we would find little tiny hard balls of poop in the weirdest places. The bunny survived my mum’s vacuum cleaner for a month, then I had to give it back to my boyfriend to avoid her having a stroke.
Let me be clear, my mum is lovely. She is just not an in-house animal person.
Becoming a cat lady
Edward, in the other hand, grow up with a cat and a dog that he misses so very much. After 26 years pet-free, I was getting a cat. I was a bit concerned. I never ever had a cat and in general I always thought I was more of a dog person. Turns out I was probably a cat in a previous life.
We got Kylo at the end of December, and we haven’t regretted it once. Not even when he broke my favourite bowl! If you want to get a cat but you are still hesitating, we can only say: DO IT! But, please, don’t buy it. There are plenty of cats (and dogs) that need a family. We got Kylo trough a great charity called Sauvade that brings cats and dogs abandoned in the Reunion Island to France. If you are in France, check them out; if you are somewhere else, you can definitely find a similar charity that operate in your Country/City.
A cat is a lot of cuddles, cute naps and fluffiness. You won’t regret it!