This post is all about cats. Because I FREAKING LOVE CATS. And it’s very important to my origin story and inspiration for my business.
About 19 years ago, my grandma died. About 18 years and 10 months ago, my grandma took in a black kitten that was shivering by her garage. Grandma named her Cleo.
Cleo and I had an instant bond. She was affectionate, quiet, and nervous, not unlike the 8 year old me. She didn’t bite, and she let me hold her. She was totes my best friend. I begged to go to grandma’s house so I could eat Lucky Charms cereal (which she secretly kept stocked) and play with Cleo.
When grandma died, Cleo came to live with my family. By losing one best friend, I gained another.
Not all cats live forever, and Cleo died on New Year’s Eve as I hailed in 2012. Not the best way to start my year.
Fast forward to 2016. I graduated college, finished AmeriCorps, and was wondering how I could have a cat but also not pay for a cat (student loans lol) when one of my friends told me about fostering!
I have fostered two cats and six kittens since then. They’ve had eye infections, UTIs, URIs, and ear mites. My husband and I nursed them all back to health!
So end of story, I LOVE CATS. Look at my little angels below!