My 23 year old daughter has talked for a long time of wanting a kitten of her own. Now that she has graduated from school and has a full-time job, her desire to have a pet of her own intensified.
Saturday morning, while browsing the local news, I noticed that the Hamilton County Humane Society was hosting a Homeward Bound Adopt-a-Thon. Fees had been reduced to only $25.00 for cats and kittens. I told my daughter that this might be her chance to get that kitten that she had been talking about for so long.
She and I went to the shelter and after looking at a multitude of cats and kittens, she found the one. It is a match made in heaven. Just what she wanted, a sweet tempered, affectionate and playful kitten. This one is seven months old and had been in foster care with several other cats and kittens. Her name was Bubbles but it was promptly changed to Jasmine.
I personally have never seen a kitten with such a wonderful disposition. She is as loving
as they come and not at all skittish. Just what my daughter wanted, a little snuggle buddy.
Someone else is not at all happy with the new addition. She keeps grunting and hissing at the kitten. She is a precious sweetheart too, so I know they will eventually be friends. In the meantime, our golden retriever, Lilly, is keeping Libby away from the kitten. She has actually chased her away when she hissed at her. Lilly is already smitten with the kitten, but the kitten isn't quite comfortable enough to let her get too close.
I want to add here, in case there are concerns about the Adopt-a-thon, that I was so impressed with our Humane Society. The process was very thorough. Jamie had to fill out several forms and was thoroughly and carefully interviewed. I even had to give my OK for her to adopt a pet since she still lived in my home. My husband also had to give his approval.
The place was packed so hopefully there were a lot of dogs and cats to find forever homes. I know that we couldn't be more pleased with our sweet kitty!