Has it really been twelve months already? This time last year, I had never owned a cat. Just dogs, and most of them big. Then a little stray ball of orange stripes and spots, constantly humming with purrs, came into our home and changed everything.
Over the past year, I’ve learned just how different cats are than dogs. Food that falls on the floor will be played with, not eaten. An unexpected sound can set all of his fur on end, making him look absolutely huge. No cup or bug is ever safe from his curiosity. And no matter how comfy the bed is, he only comes for brief visits in the night and to snuggle us awake in the morning.
I knew it would be an adventure to have our first pet as a married couple. But I never realized that, within a couple of weeks, I couldn’t imagine life without him brushing against my legs when he’s hungry or purring as he sits nearby. And now, there’s no doubt that there will always be a cat in our house.