When my husband and I first met Cascabel we weren’t ready to commit and to adopt a cat yet. We were travelling a lot, and we thought our apartment is too small to accommodate a pet and so on, excuses. We wanted, however, to help some fluffy creature in need, so we decided to foster a cat for a couple of weeks. We chose Cascabel without even having seen her because she had special needs (asthma) and she really couldn’t stay where she was. We thought she would benefit the most from our help and care.
In turned out that Cascabel is the sweetest creature we have ever had. For one, she is exceptionally well mannered! A real princess with dignity and bearing. She will never steal or beg for food while we eat, she is very careful not to bite or hurt us while playing, and the only thing she scratches is her own scratching post. Needless to say, a lady like her would never think “outside the box”!
But even if Cascabel was more mischievous, she would still steal our hearts. She is so cuddly, she purrs constantly and is very affectionate. I always dreamed to have one of those evenings in front of a fireplace with a nice book in my hand, a hot drink, and a purring cat on my lap. Well, there you are, now I only need a fireplace!
But don’t get fooled by the picture of a lazy, fat, drowsy cat. When the time is right, Cascabel can be a real miniature predator. She runs, jumps, and plays like a tiny tiger. My husband and her have their own game called “fetch the piglet”. As soon as the clock hits 1 a.m., it is hunting time in the cat’s world – she will bring her little stuffed toy to my husband and will start to meaow, asking him to throw it, so she can run and fetch it.
So our two weeks of fostering became a month, then the month grew to a few months, until we realised we just cannot give her back.
Cascabel is the sweetest creature, and she brought so much joy and love to our home. We are so happy and grateful to fate and KittyKind for bringing her to our life.