Cat Tales (Woo-ooo!)


Don’t leave because of the scary picture!

For a long time nothing happened, and now it seems so much is happening at once. First, obviously, Zach starts school on Thursday. His new school is very fancy. He will end his first day as a Foster MBA student on an open bar, dinner cruise with his classmates. I’m not invited.

Secondly, and way more importantly, I’m going to start volunteering at PAWS. It all started one rainy day, like most things that happen in Seattle. We were simply walking a different way home from the grocery store when I looked up and saw a sign that said, “Whitney’s Heaven.” Just kidding. It said, “Cat City Adoption Center.” So, pretty much the same thing!


I walked in and got some information about volunteering. I signed up and today, I had my first volunteer training. That’s right, first. I’ll go to two more before I actually get to cuddle some cats. When the lady began talking during the orientation, I thought to myself, “I hope that they have openings at Cat City.” This is important for a couple reasons 1) I only want to work with cats (sorry puppies) and 2) Cat city is a tiny location that is a satellite of the larger shelter in Lynnwood. Lynnwood is far away from us and where I have to go to trainings, Cat City is a block away from my house.

Not only do they have openings at Cat City, but the lady practically begged some of us to go there! I was so happy I got goosebumps. Of course, it was only after this happened that I realized that not everyone is dying to work with cats and clean litter boxes instead of walking dogs, outside, in a park.

I’m so happy to have this opportunity. So happy. I haven’t talked about it again, but Kitty passing away is one of the hardest things I’ve ever dealt with. I still miss her, I still cry whenever I talk about her. So, I’m not ready to have another cat, however, I am always ready to help other animals find a loving home.

I had so many other things I wanted to say here, but I don’t want to make this post too long so I will save them for another day.



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