boyfriend and I adopted twelve-year-old Mischief
three weeks ago. We were in town for the weekend
and went to Petsmart just to go out, as we don't have
one in our town. When we saw little Mischief, the both
of us fell in love with her. We weren't at all thinking
of adopting her, we already have a toddler, a black
lab and a calico at home.
We would stand at the window, walk away, then we
kept coming back to look at her. Then Jan told us
that she was twelve and shouldn't spend her golden
years in a cage. That was the clincher! It seemed
a little crazy to adopt a cat when we were 100 miles
from home, but we couldn't bear the thought of
leaving her, even though she was so well cared for.
She jumped in our carrier right away and purred the
entire way home! I was a bit nervous for my lab,
cat and toddler to meet her, especially since she's
the size of a kitten, but all three treated her well.
She was only slightly weary of the puppy at first,
but handled the three of them better than our other
pets did when
the dog joined our family.
It took Mischief a few days to find her litter box and
to eat, but she was very cuddly and well behaved.
She now eats just about anything within her reach
and hasn't had any accidents since the first two
days she was here. Even though my first cat
disliked the dog before we got Mischief, the
three of them snuggle all the time now. Mischief
has been a huge source of happiness since
we brought her home. Every night she brings us
her toys, one by one, meowing until she's sure we
saw it, then goes and gets the next one.
Mischief was the perfect addition to our family
and we're very thankful for the opportunity to
give her a forever home.
from staff: Thank you for adopting an older cat!