Today I’m over on the Poppystamps blog with this Autumn kitty card! You can check out my card, play along with our current challenge, Back in Black, and get plenty of inspiration and ideas over at the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2016/10/kitty-by-michele-k-henderson.html#comments
This kitty reminds me of my cat, Maxwell Henderson! Max is six, and is unbelievably strong, muscular, curious, and adventurous, which gets him into all kinds of odd situations. We adopted Max from the Tuscaloosa Humane Society after a F4/F5 tornado destroyed much of our city. Over 4000 dogs and cats were homeless, and every day, we would see ads asking people to adopt a pet who needed a home. Max was about 6 months old, and belonged to a family whose house was completely destroyed by the storm. We saw his photo in the paper and I somehow knew he would thrive in our home.
We met Max and his foster mommy at the House of Cats! That’s right, there is a house here in Tuscaloosa where all the cats waiting adoption are cared for by volunteers from the Humane Society. The volunteer brought Max from her home to the Cat House and after meeting him, we decided we would adopt him. She told us that Max’s former owners were probably not ready to care for an adult cat after the tiny kitten stage, and then the tornado destroyed their home and Max was just left at the pile of rubble to fend for himself. It took a lot of time and love, but now Max knows he can love and trust us, and has become a cherished member of our family.
Max loves jumping on to your back whenever you are bent over, cleaning, dragging out the heavy crock pot from the bottom shelf, trying to find your shoe in the back of the closet, whenever you least expect it. Here he decided to jump on Mr. Crimson Owl’s back right after he emerged from the shower. This is about the only time he will sit still long enough to get a photo!
There are all sorts of reasons why cats come into our lives, our homes, and our hearts. Adopting a cat will change your life!
Today I am also playing along with the Cat Lovers Hop on Her Peaceful Garden blog! You can get all the details and link up your own cat creation right here: http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-2016-cat-lovers-hop-is-here.html
Poppystamps is a GREAT place to find adorable cat themed dies and stamps! Check them out right here: http://www.poppystamps.com/
Thanks so much for joining me today!
Live your life in color!