The day before I was brought home, I was diagnosed with Coccidia which is a microscopic organism that infects the intestinal tract of dogs and cats. I probably got it from my cat mom since it’s very common among stray cats (which she was). The most common symptom is diarrea with mucus or blood in it 😦
I received a 10-day treatment of Albon which mommy and daddy had to give me. I screamed so much that it almost broke my parents heart. They also had to make sure that the bathroom area was kept extremely clean, including my litter box to prevent re-infection. Luckily, I completely recovered after my treatment and I’m now healthy as a horse.
Since Kushal initially did not want a cat, I decided that it would be good for him to name her. Since we both were reading the Hunger Games at that time, he named her Katniss. She is after all a survivor, our tiny little fighter. For me this name also has other meanings. One is that Katt = Cat in Swedish and second is that my sister’s nickname is Kattis so it reminds me of her.
As I grew up in Sweden, my family have had 2 dogs, 2 cats, 4 bunnies, 2 mice, 2 hamsters, 4 horses and a bunch of hens. To be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised if I even left some out. My point is, pets are a crucial part my life.
6-7 years ago, I moved to the United States to study and ever since, I have not been able to have a pet. There are no words for how much I missed living with a little creature that would come and greet me when I come home after a long day at school/work, or cuddle with me when I feel lonely or make me laugh whenever I’m bored.
A few weeks ago, Kushal gave in to my request on getting a cat. That same weekend, we went to take a look at a couple of shelters, just to see how it was like and without any intentions of getting a cat yet. Our last stop was at the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, MA. As soon as we walked into the cat room, we saw this precious little thing. She was so tiny and lonely and everything I ever wanted! I didn’t know how to tell Kushal how much I wanted her without sounding desperate so we ended up going home without her that day.
On our way home, I couldn’t stop talking about that cute little fur ball. It turned out she had charmed K as well. We decided to come back as soon as the shelter opened the next day. If she was still there, it was meant to be. I couldn’t sleep that night and kept looking at this photo we took of her. I even woke up at 5 am that morning.
We arrived at the shelter at 10 am, sharp. Just in time for them to open.We ran in, and there she was!! Still waiting for someone to love her ♥