I can’t call my little Peanut my little kitten anymore.
She officially weighs 10 pounds at 10 months old.
She’s not so little anymore.
Since that fateful gotcha day, she’s been nothing but loving and sweet and affectionate. She’s the poster child for tortie cats. Or should I say, the poster kitten.
I suppose I’ll always remember June 30, 2017 as the day she picked me at the Williamson County Animal Shelter, nine days after my Lucy crossed the rainbow bridge.
I had another kitten ready to take home. He was in the crate and all that was left was to sign the papers and be on my way.
Then I turned around and saw a tiny paw stretched out, reaching toward me. I heard this piteous little mew and saw Peanut. I went over to her cage and reached my fingers through the cage to pet her. Immediately, she started purring and the rest is history.
The other cat probably ended up getting just as good of a home with someone else, and I got picked by a cat.
God does work in mysterious ways, even at animal shelters in the middle of June.