It’s only right that my first ‘real‘ post is about one of the loves of my life – and I should give fair warning now: I love a lot of things; but not all things are my cats! That’s right, *surprise* I’m a cat lady. Now that we have that out of the way, meet the littlest meow face of the bunch, Stella. I got Stella in the summer of 2008; right after I moved to Los Angeles. I was living by myself for the first time and Sake needed a friend, so I took myself down to a local chapter of the Los Angeles Animal Services to see what I could find.
Now, I’m going to jump on and off of my soap box SUPER quick: Adopt, adopt, ADOPT! There are so many worthy, sweet, smart, cuddly animals at the shelter – why would you deny them the chance at a fabulous life with yourself? You know you’re awesome, now get a pet to prove it! // end rant.
I walked into the cat room at the animal shelter, took one look around and immediately my eyes were drawn to the center aisle – the most adorable bundle of fur was rolling around, screeching with delight as another cat whimsically batted at a toy in the corner. I turned around to the aide, and before I could say a word – they knew and immediately laughed my way: “You want to see the grey kitten, don’t you?” And oh, did I ever.
Now, I’ve had cats the entire 27 years I’ve been alive – but never have I ever raised a kitten! Bringing Stella home turned into a glorious challenge, thankfully there’s a book for that; ‘The Cat Bible‘ came highly reccommended, and I can see why – for cat owners new and young, and for those that just fancy felines – this one’s for you.
Now, time to introduce the little lady of the house – Miss Stella!
Full Name: Estelle Bearington
Nickname: Stella, Stell, Stellz, Stella Bella Bear, Kitten face
DOB + Age: May 2008 + 4.2 years
Type: Grey and White American Shorthair Tabby
Favorite Place to Sleep: With her head on the pillow and anywhere inconvenient: laptops, keyboards, heads
Hobbies: Knocking lighters off of coffee tables, sleeping like a real person, singing, turning off my alarm clock
Favorite Toy(s): The laser pointer, Sake, paper bags and shoelaces
Pet Peeves: Not being allowed to drink from my cereal bowl, loud noises