Our longtime cat, Giant Kitty, passed away a couple of months
ago. She had a good, long life (15 years) and we miss her terribly.
We’d decided that we would like still like to have a cat in the
house, so we planned to get a rescue cat. Giant Kitty was about 3
years old when she was adopted, and our original plan was to get
another adult. We were also open to getting a younger cat, as we
thought it would be fun for Jacob to watch a kitten grow into
We stopped at the Michigan Humane Society on
Saturday and spent some time with the residents. There was a wealth
of beautiful animals there, all waiting for loving homes. In the
end, we went with Ziggy (née Trucker), whose personality was
immediately apparent. He’s a 3-month-old domestic short hair mix.
He spent the first few hours hiding behind and under things in my
home office, but it didn’t take long for his social nature (and
love of wiggly toys) to win out.