Our story begins on a cold, almost Christmas morning. It was Dec 22, 2019, at a desolate park in Texas. I had been left there early that morning, abandoned. I didn’t know what to do, or where to go as I was still a kitten of only 2 or 3 months old. Suddenly, a car drove up and a curly-haired girl stepped out to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee in nature. I knew she was my human so I ran up to her and was purring very loud. She fell in love with me immediately and opened her car door. I hopped in the back seat and she took me home.
That was my found day. She took me to her 30acre farm a few miles away and I grew up playing outside freely with several other cats. The farm cat job is very different from the pet cat job. I was on mouse patrol every day. Then, every night I’d come inside the house so the wild animals wouldn’t get to me.
In May 2021, my human got accepted to graduate school and needed to move to a big city.
She wanted to bring me with her but she didn’t want to keep me inside her apartment forever! So, she bought a harness and leash and we started training. I wore it around the house for a bit but walked kinda funny because I wasn’t used to it. But after some time and patience, I was running and jumping in my harness! Of course, I was used to being outside on the farm but the city is a very different outside world. I’ve learned how to ride in a car, go on hikes, and more! I’m so thankful to have the ability to explore and that is only possible because of the safety of harness and leash training.