Sunday, January 15, 2012

New Addition!

Happy weekend!

I grew up with a cat, and ever since college I have wanted one of my own. Luckily, Andrew loves animals and had a cat (and dogs!) growing up. He agreed that a cat would be fun to have. Of course both of us love dogs, too, but we don't have the time or money for a dog, so we decided a cat was the best way to go for us. We went to PAWS, an incredible no-kill shelter, and picked out our cuddly new pal. We went in thinking we would get a kitten, but fell in love with this sweetheart instead!

Our friends advised us to let the cat pick us, not the other way around. Well, none of the kittens were interested in us so we went into a room with older cats. One cat walked right up to Andrew, sat in his lap, and wouldn't let him go. He then came over to me and did the same. Even though many sweet cats caught our eyes, it was a pretty easy decision.

We named our new buddy Teddy, after our favorite of the racing president mascots for the Washington Nationals. We went to a game a week when we lived in DC, so even though we are lifelong fans of the Pirates (me) and the Tigers (Andrew), the Nats will always have a special place in our hearts.

So far Teddy has explored our place, hid under the bed, and slept in our laps while we watch football (it was wonderful to watch the Packers lose, btw). He's so sweet and cuddly. We just love him!

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