The one where a cat adopts us.

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Before we moved house (almost a month ago!) we had a cat that kept coming to our house and just would not leave. I even tried to encourage her to go home, I even TOOK her back home but no, she wasn't having any of it. She just kept coming back. She'd sneak inside the house when I wasn't paying attention and hide and then suddenly appear from nowhere at midnight. For some crazy reason she decided she wanted us to be her humans, goodness knows why, our house is rather chaotic, haha. She just took to us straight away. I really had no say in the matter. This went on for about six months - with her coming and going like she lived with us, sleeping at ours and eating all our cats food. Well, before we moved I was obviously quite worried about leaving her behind and by this point we'd all really taken to the cat.

Sylvie.
Anyway, I knew the right thing to do was to speak to the cats owners. So that's what I did. I had a polite chat with the cats owner (who was very nice!) and explained I was moving and that her cat seemed to have adopted us and just wouldn't leave, I was concerned the cat would become a stray - something I just couldn't bear even thinking about. The lady told me that she had tried to encourage the cat to come back to her, but the cat was having none of it. She also said that she thought the cat had adopted someone else. She told me we could keep the cat and take her with us if I was willing to do that, she was fine with it as long as the kitty had a good home. I had to say yes, I couldn't bear to leave the kitty behind! So that' exactly what we did.

She's spoiled rotten and she fits in so perfectly with us. She always has, right from day one. It's rather bizarre to be honest. We love her so, so much. Her name is Sylvie, she's around two years old, she's such a loving cat and so affectionate! Sylvie loves the kids, especially Ellie. She's also been sterilized just like Lotti has. I still have no idea why she chose us but they do say - Cats choose there owners, you don't choose them, that is SO true.


Our cat 'Lotti' has never got on with other cats. She did get on with our kitten, Lenni after a few months, sadly he passed away in January 2014. Anyway Lotti did start to tolerate Sulvie. After six + months though, she has come to terms with the fact Sylvie lives with us and they've recently (within the last few days) started playing together. I don't think they could actually be without each other now. Sylvie just fits in so purrrrfectly with us and we couldn't possibly bear to be without her she is definitely a huge part of our family, as is our other cat, Lotti.

This is our other cat, Lotti.
Do you have ay pets? Let me know in the comments, I'd love to hear some pet/animal tales and stories :)

Sarah xXx

P.s you can read the story about our cat Lotti HERE.

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10 comments

  1. Aww I'm so glad you were able to keep her in the end!

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  2. Aww! What a sweet story.....That is so lovely how she adopted you x

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  3. Cats certainly can be willful! But they are also so adorable. I'm glad it all worked out in the end :)

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  4. Lucas says - That is so cool that Sylvie chose to live with you. I think pets do choose their Forever Families and she looks like she's very happy with you xx Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo

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  5. Hi Sarah, cats are funny creatures! It's nice that she chose you and lucky for her that you were happy to take her in.

    Her previous owners were kind too, but as you said cats choose their humans!

    Something similar happened to a friend of ours; their neighbors cat preferred life with her and her husband. In the end the neighbor handed her the cats vet book and admitted defeat! And although they weren't looking to take on a pet, they all live happily together and the cat is now called Fatty!

    #AnimalTales

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  6. Cats can be very protective of their patch at first looks like your two have settled down together just fine. #AnimalTales

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  7. You are so right - we will never understand cats. I have just commented on the previous post in the #AnimalTales linky which comes from "the other side" - the tale of Boots who has abandoned her first family for a new one. Why? I guess we'll never really know for sure.

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  8. Now if only everyone was like you! We think our cat has been adopted too by someone else. Our neighbour thinks she knows who it is, but we don't! It would be nice though if this person also came along and had little chat with us. We're okay with "sharing" and if Bootsy (our cat) really prefers this other person, who are we to stop her? #animaltales.

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  9. lovely posts. I just found your blog and have read a few posts they are great you seem like an amazing mum

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