One week ago today, we got in the car and drove to Tauranga to pick up a beautiful little grey and cream ball of fluff. She and I spent five hours sitting next to eachother in the car trip home, and I looked into her eyes, and she looked into mine, and I knew with total certainty that she was the sweetest little cat in the world. I’m madly in love 😍😍😍 Just look at her sleeping in the car OH MY GOODNESS.
Here’s the thing: I am (was!?!) scared of cats. Like quite terrified of them. They have claws! And I’m not such a fan of sharp things 😜 But I’ve always wanted to like cats, and I figured the best way to do that was to get one. We knew we wanted a Ragdoll, because they’re known for being particularly gentle. We were sort of planning on getting one sometime in the next couple of months, but last Sunday I received some bad news (I’m okay, don’t worry, nothing medical or anything like that! 😊) and so we just sort of sped things up a bit. It seemed to be the right time to get a kitten! Mum got hold of Aurora Petz on Monday, and on Tuesday we went to pick up Babs!
The people at Aurora Petz are SO LOVELY, and if you live nearby and are wanting a Ragdoll kitty of your own, I can’t recommend them enough. The cats are so well cared for, and they were just so kind to me about my mental health and my nervousness with cats. The whole experience was so peaceful and just really lovely.
I’m so glad that we got Babs when we did, because she’s really got me through the past week. She’s so sweet and gentle and curious and clumsy and playful, and it feels like she’s been a part of our home for much more than just a few days! It’s so nice having this little being who depends on me, and looks at me with so much love. She’s given me a reason to get out of bed each day, in a week where I don’t know that I would have otherwise.
We named her Babs after Batgirl, whose secret identity is Barbara Gordon, and she’s totally living up to her name. My little life-saver super-kitty 💛