I'm so excited that Lola, my exotic shorthair kitten finally came home to live with us last Wednesday :)
As many of you may know, I'm a pet lover... and particularly I love cats!
When I lived at my parent's house, before I got married, I had a Siamese cat that I named Kitty.
She's the one on the left in the picture below. At the right, you can see Agatha, she's my Mom's cat... but follows my Dad around every single moment of the day LOL
Well, anyways, the story is that when Agatha came home to live at my parent's house, Kitty was about 1.5 years old and she nursed the little Agatha. Since then, they have become so close.
I'm not trying to ramble or anything... I'm just giving you this intro to explain why, I had to leave Kitty at my parent's when I moved in with my husband, back then Fiance, about 6 years ago.
It was heartbreaking, but Kitty was already 7 years old, and she had been living with Agatha most of her life when I moved out.
Good thing is that we live very close to my parent's, so I get to visit a lot and always cuddle at least once a week.
Kitty quickly adjusted, but me... I'm a softie! I've been missing her every single day and having a kitten has been on every conversation with my husband for at least the last 2-3 years. Yep! I'm a very persistent girl!
Don't get me wrong, my husband loves cats, in fact he grew up with one at his parent's too... He was just too concerned about the space available for a cat in our apartment.
So, we started researching about breeds, since I only really knew Siamese cats, and these are a very active and dog like breed (not likely to adjust to an apartment, I believe).
So one day my hubby said to me... "you know what we would need? A Garfield! What breed is Garfield?". Is Garfield even inspired in a real breed, I wondered... So I just went online to my good friend Google and found it: Exotic Shorthair!
According to Wikipedia "Exotic Shorthairs have a gentle and calm personality reminiscent of the Persian, but are livelier than their long-haired ancestors. Curious and playful, they are friendly to other cats and dogs. They don’t like being left alone, and need the presence of their owner (or of voices or smells reminiscent of their owner, such as a radio). They tend to show more affection and loyalty than most breeds and make excellent lap cats. Their calm and steady nature makes them ideal apartment cats for city dwellers".
So we engaged in several conversations with the local Feline Association and breeders, to learn more about them and see if there were any kittens available.
About 4 weeks ago, we met Lola, our new furry baby, and she just melted our hearts!
Literally :) Even though she looks like a toy kitten, I swear she's REAL! LOL She breathes, walks and eats... but she's just the cutest, sweetest kitten I've ever met.
This is the picture I took from her last Wednesday when we had just brought her home :)
I was thinking about keeping you girls updated on her development, so you can also enjoy watching her grow up. Would you like to see her in "action"? Here's my 1st video with her, filmed only 2 hours after she came home with us! She was a bit stressed out, so excuse my super corny low voice, I didn't want to scare her during her first nap.
Would you like me to make regular posts and videos about my little Lola?
Let me know in the comments below.
Purrrrsssss to you all ;)