When I started volunteering at PAWS last year, Zach brought up the idea of bringing home a furry friend. I quickly shut him down. I couldn’t imagine the idea of opening myself up to another heartbreak. I missed Kitty far too much.
But, on Friday October 27th, 2017 — things changed. Zach met Sully, and put his foot down. He knew I was scared and that I wanted to avoid getting a pet. But, he thought it would “be good for me.” So, after a little bit of discussion and a lot of jittery nerves, we brought home Sully, whom Zach quickly rechristened Salazar.
He is an adorable and perfect boy cat. I was afraid that bringing another cat into the home would remind me of all my special times with Kitty and reopen old wounds. But, luckily, he is the opposite of her. In the best way. He has his own personality and his own wonderful traits. Kitty is perfect. Salazar is perfect.
I’m sure I’ll have so much more to say about him once we start having more adventures and once I get to know him a little bit better. But for now, those are all the updates on Salazar Slytherin Sassypaws Sanchez Stevens.
Zach was right — but don’t tell him I said that.