Adopted a cat today at the Oakland SPCA. We clicked instantly because she's a lot like me - curious, smart, mellow, and loving but independent.
When I met her I started to cry, unexpectedly. I think there has been a hole in my heart since my Grammie died one year ago this week. Grammie loved and cared for my cat Tika and I miss them both. Now I have a new compaion. I named her Dhalia because that is my favorite name and Grammie loved flowers and cats. Maybe this was the cat's name in a previous life because she already responds.
The start of a new chapter of companionship and love.