I have been loving cats for a long time. I don’t have a cat of my own but I have loved helping friends pick out cats and hearing fun stories about them. One of my good friends from college got a new cat and I still remember going with her to pick the cat up like it was yesterday. The day was full of excitement and we had great conversation during the drive to the destination.
I don’t remember exactly what kind of cat my friend got, but I do remember that it was a breed that had just recently become legal to have at home. The breed was a wilder breed, previously thought to not be safe for the home. We picked up the cat and she was a small kitten at the time, but I could already see why this breed was considered to be so wild.
The cat scratched up a part of my car seats and tore into them, but that was no big deal because she was so cute and the car was old anyways. When we got to my friend’s house, the cat started leaping over furniture and running around like crazy as soon as we let her out of our hands. She could do some gymnastic feats! My friend later got a cat scratch board that really helped the cat channel that energy into something that was good for her. The board was a great solution for such an energetic cat and serves my friend well to this day.