I woke up this morning to a wet world. Every bit of rain we get here in California makes me happy. All we’ve heard for the past couple years is the word “drought”. So, waking up to the sound of rain in the night or a wet patio in the morning thrills me. It also made for a cozy time of crocheting this morning. It’s not often this apartment is quiet but this morning I found the living room blissfully peaceful. So, with coffee, biscuit with honey and my yarn and hook in hand I curled up in our big squishy chair and settled in for some crocheting. I contemplated putting on the television or some music but sometimes I just like the meditative act of crocheting. The steady movement of the hook working with the yarn can be quite soothing and helps me to think. So, this morning I did just that. It was wonderful. Those moments are few and far between but I do take advantage of them when I can.
My companion on this chilly morning was Candace, one of our tortoiseshell cats. She is lovely and so very sweet. She lets me crochet for a while and then gives me a look and meow to tell me that it’s time for her to cuddle up. She is indeed like a little baby sometimes. One of her favorite places is snuggled up in my arms against my chest. She’s a nervous cat and is usually fidgety when she’s laying on me. She kneads me… and needs me.
We got Candace when she was nine months old. She’s a rescue cat that we adopted from a place here in Napa called Whiskers, Tails and Ferals. Because we had adopted our first Tortie (aptly named Tortie) they waved the adoption fee for her. She came chipped, vaccinated, and spayed just like Tortie. At the adoption center she was very scared and wouldn’t let me touch her. In fact I really had doubts as to whether she would be a good fit for us. We knew if we were going to adopt again that we would need a cat that would be a good companion for Tortie and would be able to get used to an active household. It did take some time but she has turned out to be such a little lover. Still a little skittish but overall a really beautiful addition to our family. On January 5th we’ll have had her for three years.
This morning as I was taking a break from crocheting I was thinking about how we got her and I know that there are so many cats our there that need homes. I could easily be that “crazy cat lady” because I would love to give them all homes. But, two is enough.
If you have ever entertained the thought of getting a cat there are many places out there that adopt out cats. Below are some links to some good resources. I hope you’ll find them helpful.
Petfinder – National adoption website
Whiskers, Tails and Ferals – Napa – If you are in the Napa, CA area
Furry Friends Rescue – Dedicated to the rescue, sanctuary and adoption of companion animals
I hope you’ll check out these links and consider adoption or even fostering an animal until they can be adopted. You’ll be happy you did!
As always Stitch On!! And if you can do it with a cat…all the better!