Cali and Luna curled up on the bed with me, anxiously waiting for me to open my eyes. I like to think it’s because they love me, but I’m pretty sure it’s because they were hungry and wanted to be fed.
Either way, it’s a nice way to wake up on the first day of my vacation.
Today is also a very special day at The House on the Hill, Modern Philosophers…
It was one year ago that Cali and Luna decided to come live with me! I still remember going to the Bangor Humane Society like it was only yesterday.
Here are some photos taken of the adorable little monsters over the past year…
It took a long time to get Luna to warm up to me. She still won’t sit in my lap, but she loves to be next to me on the couch. She’ll come over, put her paws up on my leg like she wants to jump into my lap, but then she just curls up next to me.
I knew the moment I saw Cali and Luna at the Bangor Humane Society that I was going to adopt them. While all the other kitties scampered to the front of their cages to say hi, these two stayed shyly in the back and just stared at me.
When I told the staff I intended to adopt these two purr balls, they were delighted. Apparently, Cali and Luna had been there the longest. They had come from the same home, and the staff only wanted to send them to a forever home together.
Luna had needed a minor operation while she was in the shelter, and I was told that Cali was a very nervous girl without her big sister around. There was no way they would ever try to break up the pair.
The fact that Cali is also a little black cat has been a delightful bonus. I’ll never forget Banky, but Cali certainly makes me smile and realize that I’m always happiest when I hear the pitter patter of tiny paws on the hardwood floors.
They have made The (Cat) House on the Hill feel like a home again!