I left this place with cat hair all over my stretchy pants (the first time this has happened in ages), and I wasn’t even mad about it.
The Kitty Corner adoption center is run by the Marin Humane Society. It’s located in the town of San Anselmo, which is a few towns south of us. We went last weekend on a whim.
Quite a few friends have told me that they think it can be a good idea sometimes to adopt a new kitty shortly after losing one. I don’t feel remotely ready for another feline friend yet, but I remember a piece of advice my wise old landlady gave me once about feeling ready for big things. She said, “You’re never going to feel ready.” This short and sweet sentence has proven to be true many times over in my life. I don’t know… I thought about it as I met a couple of the residents at Kitty Corner: a feisty black cat full of swagger named Espresso, and a gentle long-haired lovely named Sammie.
Both girls were super sweet — especially Espresso. Chatty and confident, she has what one of the adoption counselors call “a smoker’s meow.” She throws her whole body into her kitty hugs, too, which is why I ended up with hairy pants.
I could kindasorta see Espresso fitting into our family, but I didn’t feel an undeniable sense that she was my cat.
It was only when we’d left that I realized that part of me had hoped we’d walk into Kitty Corner as a family of three and leave as a family of four. It was an “Aha” moment. There’s room in our family and love in our hearts to share with another cat, and when we find her (or him), we’ll know.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,