On this day in 2012, we adopted Mouse the Cat. Actually, we had done the paperwork a couple days prior, but all animals are spayed or neutered in our county, before they go to their forever homes.
Our daughter, Sara, is responsible for us adopting Mouse. This little kitten - actually about a year old - wandered into Sara's apartment very early one morning. Sara already owned two cats, and one of them really did not want another cat in the house. This poor cat was skin and bones when Sara found her and when we picked her up she was all of 5 pounds. She's more than doubled her weight in the past 10 years even though she can be a picky eater.
As a feline, she exhibits normal feline behavior, such as climbing. She loves to climb furniture and people and Christmas trees. She can be entertained with a laser light, a teaser bird on a stick, or a door mounted teaser bird. The current one has only one feather left! One of her favorite toys, is a tennis ball. Yes, we bought the balls for Champ, but Mouse gets the most enjoyment out them by turning them into an orb of tennis ball fuzz!
Thus it was that we adopted this little stinker. She has really blossomed in the last 10 years, and is quite the cuddle bug. She can also be an escape artist. She is also fairly well traveled for a cat, having visited Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York in our RV along with her "little" brother, Champ the dog!