In addition to the moving craziness and holiday stress, we decided to adopt a kitten. Meet Winter:
Winter was born to a feral cat sometime around Halloween (we think). My grandmother rescued her when she was only a few weeks old after a neighboring dog killed her two siblings. Winter was the runt of the litter, so I suppose she just wasn’t ready to explore the world as quickly as her siblings were, which led them to finding a not-too-friendly dog.
My grandmother posted this picture on Facebook asking if anyone wanted a kitten:
I immediately picked up the phone and asked if we could have her. You see, Travis and I had been talking about adopting a kitten for quite some time, and I simply couldn’t resist that sweet face. After my grandmother promised to hold her for us, I showed her photo to Travis. He fell in love with her, too.
The only problem was that we were in between houses at this point. She posted the photo November 18, and we were then scheduled to be in our new house December 3. She agreed to keep Winter for us until then.
And then we didn’t close on our first house.
My grandparents didn’t want a kitten for the holidays and were very seriously considering giving her away. At this point, we weren’t even sure if we would be able to close on our homes, so I understood their frustration.
Heartbroken, I told my best friend about losing Winter. And then a Christmas miracle happened: she volunteered to take the rambunctiously sweet kitten home with her until we could move in to our new house. I hated to impose, but I was so grateful too.
We were finally able to bring Winter home January 10. She had been living with my best friend for a month, so I naturally worried about the transition. I would soon learn worrying about Winter’s transition would be a silly thing to do.
Winter has a very sweet personality. If she loves you, she’ll nibble on your chin. She’s very curious and oh so playful. She loves to look outside, and she’s a big eater. She received a clean bill of health from her vet, and is nearly finished with her booster shots. She’s solid white with a pink nose and green eyes, just like her mama (aka me!). She purrs whenever someone touches her and isn’t shy around strangers.
She’s surprisingly respectful of the dogs’ space. They’re all still trying to learn how to play together, but they all get along well. The photo above is the first ever taken of our furbabies all together.
All in all, I’m so happy we adopted Winter. She’s an absolute joy to be around.
If you want to watch Winter as she grows up, find me on Instagram!