Mischief the Cat

We adopted a cat!! That's my big news I've been waiting to share. I didn't want to put everything out there until we knew for sure we had our girl!

Kris and I have been mulling this over for probably a year now. We weren't sure we had time to take care of pet, but I'm home more now and it seemed like we could finally handle the responsibility. Honestly, we'd planned to look into adoption after the holidays, but sometimes the moment is just right!

Last Sunday, after getting our tree, Kris and I got an inclination to go to Skagit Valley Humane Society and "just look." They are overflowing with amazing, sweet animals that need a home. After at least an hour playing with all the sweet cats and dogs, we walked into a roaming room (where cats can roam free out of cages) and this little grey and cream tabby jumped right up to greet us. She didn't want us to stop loving on her and every time another cat tried to get close, she was in their face like she'd claimed us. That sealed the deal. We put in an application to adopt our kitty, but we had to wait for approval. Tuesday I went and picked her up.

The jump-and-head-butt technique

The jump-and-head-butt technique

So here we are, day 3 of having our kitty, who has been named Mischief. She's actually not a kitten at all; she's over a year old, but the humane society couldn't tell her exact age. All we know about our mystery girl is she was found under an abandoned house in Skagit county with other cats.

Ovens are fascinating.

Ovens are fascinating.

Currently, Mischief is still investigating her new territory (the house). We know she's fascinated by ovens and laundry hampers, scared of heaters, and is litterbox trained (praise God). The bunnies in the yard drive her crazy and send her into total hunter mode, but when deer come through she just watches them silently. She chirps more than meows, jumps up and head-butts your hand to be petted, and loves to curl up deep in the covers. Oh, and forgive the poor quality of my pictures. Most of them are so blurry because unless this girl is passed out, she's always on the move, making... mischief.

She's looking at the camera and holding still! It's a miracle! She's so pleased with me.

She's looking at the camera and holding still! It's a miracle! She's so pleased with me.


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