Yesterday was the year anniversary of adopting little Miss Luna Lee. I can still remember that day so vividly. I had been mulling over the ‘do I or don’t I’ adopt a kitten decision for months. I had even taken a week off of work in anticipation of adopting a little one. I remember that Sunday afternoon, sitting in the car with Ryan outside the SPCA, and needing to be calmed down and reminded how much I wanted to rescue a kitten and give it a new home.
We walked in and Luna was one of the two kittens remaining. All of the others that we had seen the previous day had all found homes, but poor little Luna (at the time named Mariah), was all alone. There was a little girl in the room with us who kept trying to play with Luna – and I remember already thinking that I wanted to be selfish and hold her and have her all to myself (I resisted and let her keep playing, of course). But from that moment I knew I was making the right decision. I was already so protective and attached to this little kitty, and wanted to give her a home forever.
This year with her has passed so quickly. It seems like just yesterday that I brought her home and she laid on my chest for the first time, purring and sound asleep. From her first Halloween and Christmas, and becoming ‘Instagram famous’, to the sleepless nights where she demanded her 2am snack time, and the endless supply of kisses (and occasional ear nibble) she wakes me up with every morning, this year has been the most fulfilling year having her to share it with. I never realized how much of an impact one little bundle of fuzz could have on me, but it is safe to say, she is one of my best decisions yet.