Ruby’s Reflections: First Anniversary
Today is my first adoption anniversary! I’ve been here with my Mom and sister Allegra a whole year!
I had no idea what to expect when Mom picked me up at my foster home. But look how happy Mom was that day! Even though I was really nervous about what was happening, her happy energy made me feel good.
I know my new sister wasn’t too crazy about me when I first arrived. Mom broke all the rules of proper cat to cat introductions, and just let me out of the carrier when we arrived at my new home. I immediately started exploring. Allegra hissed and growled if I came too close to her. I didn’t care. There was so much to see! Windows to look out! And something I’d never seen before: stairs! I almost tumbled down the first time I checked them out, but I quickly got the hang of it. And then I discovered what surely had to be paradise: a giant room filled with cat trees, scratching posts, and toys everywhere! I had so much fun investigating and playing – wee!
Look how tiny I was! Allegra watched me from a distance. After a while, I realized that she wasn’t hissing and growling at me. She was mad at Mom! I could tell Allegra really wanted to get in on the fun, but she held back. Eventually, she decided that being mad at Mom was boring, and she started to play with me. Well, mostly she chased me, but it was fun!
After a few hours, we were both exhausted. Much to Mom’s delight, we both found spots in the living room and settled in for a nice long nap.
I’m so glad Mom followed her intuition and didn’t play by the rules, because Allegra and I got to be good friends within just a few days. It’s awesome to have such a cool big sister to show me the ropes. I just wish she’d stop treating me like a baby; after all, I’ve been here a whole year and I’m a big girl now! She says I get myself in too much trouble if she doesn’t watch out for me. Whatever!
Mom said today is my special day, and we’ll be celebrating all day long. I’m the luckiest cat in the whole wide world! I love my life!