I want a cat.
I’ve always wanted a cat, but after last night I really want one bad.
My sister and I never had a pet when we were little and the first thing my sister did after she had finished College was to get a cat. As for me, I have moved around too much, twice back and forth across the big pond, to justify getting a pet yet. Right now we’re living in an apartment that doesn’t allow pets. But I am looking forward to the day, when J and I settle into a (semi-) permanent place where we can finally get a cat.
Yesterday, we were almost adopted by one of the sweetest cats I have ever encountered.
We got back from picking up Thai food. When we had parked the car and I was about to open the door, I could see a white cat in the outside mirror. She was walking up the side of the car and when I opened the passenger’s door, she was right next to me and without much hesitation jumped into the foot well. She was not shy at all, rather curious and within a minute or two had jumped up on J’s lab and was nudging him with her head and started purring.
I was about to exclaim “OMG! We’re so going to take that cat home. Look at her, she clearly likes us”, when I realized that she had a collar. I was able to take a quick look at the tag, while she was busy nudging her head against my hand and J’s chest. The tag read “Zao”. What an interesting name!
She had a beautiful face and was so trusting and so soft and cuddly.
I tried to take a picture of her, unfortunately the lighting in the car was bad and she was moving around so much that this is the best shot I could get with my cell phone.
So we sat with her for about 15 minutes, petting her and just falling in love with her. Obviously, we had a really hard time kicking her out of the car again, when we finally decided that we had to go inside and have our dinner before it was completely cold. But J and I both agreed that this neat encounter really made our day! :)
(Ok, and the Thai Food. The Red Curry was delicious! :))