Meet the latest addition to our family! This is Juniper Berry, aka Junie!
This past June, or sweet little Penny cat died, and we spent several months in mourning. Then, finally, my husband and I knew it was time to get another cat.
Junie is an odd-eyed white. She has one gold eye and one blue! This was her first photo at the shelter.
One day on my train ride home from work, I saw a post on Facebook showing a cute white cat that needed a home. I showed the post to Terry, and he agreed that her description sounded like just the kind of cat we wanted.
Junie at the shelter. She really wanted to be adopted by someone!
We emailed the shelter, which specializes in rescuing cats and dogs over 5 years of age from kill shelters, and taking them into their no-kill facilities.
Meeting Junie at the shelter.
We filled out the paperwork online, and went in for a visit.
Terry holding Junie at the shelter.
Needless to say, I fell in love with her right away! She was living at the shelter in the "cat room" where the cats roamed free, and was getting along with them very well. This is something we wanted in our next cat. She was very friendly and let anybody pick her up and cuddle her, and she purred up a storm!
Junie in her new home.
While the shelter took a few days to complete our background check, we went to visit her once more. And on December 22nd, we went in, signed the papers, and Junie was officially ours!
She likes to sit by the heat vents for warmth.
Junie loves getting petted!
On our vet's recommendation, we isolated Junie upstairs, away from Phoebe, until we knew for sure that she hadn't contracted any diseases at the shelters she had been since August. Once she got the all-clear, it was time for Junie and Phoebe to meet!
Meeting Phoebe. They stared at each other from their shoeboxes.
Well, at first, Phoebe did a lot of growling and some hissing. She will not let Junie get too close! But both cats seem fascinated with one another. We have to watch their interactions carefully, and have kept their visits to only a couple times a day at first. We've also let both cats smell where the other cat sleeps and eats. I'm hoping, in time, they will become good friends.
Junie and Phoebe having a meeting under the Christmas tree.
Junie is our little Christmas Cat, and we look forward to new cat adventures in 2012!
She loves a sunny window!