It’s that time again: time for another Adoption Tails! Today, in our fifth edition, we are tuning in to precious Jill’s story, as told by her dad, Brian.
When did you adopt Jill?
How old was Jill when you adopted her, and how old is she now?
I believe she was around 2 years old, and now she is around 9 years old.
What motivated you to adopt Jill?
We thought a pet would enrich our lives. It just sounded like a good thing to do.
Did you have pets previously? If Jill was your first pet, what made you decide to take the plunge?
We had owned a bird and some fish, but we’d never had a cat.
How did you hear about/decide to adopt from Karma Cat + Zen Dog Rescue Society?
I’ve been a volunteer for about 6 years now. It just felt natural.
Describe when you first met Jill and how you knew she was the right pet for you.
She more or less “chose” me by sitting on my lap when we went to visit the cats one day at Edgebrook, the old Karma Cat headquarters.
Describe bringing Jill home – how did the adjustment period go? Do you have any other pets or children? If so, how did they adjust to your new addition?
No other pets or children. I think she adjusted really well. There is always a period for a cat like Jill to settle in, but I think it went as well as it could have overall.
If applicable, describe any personality/behavior changes from since you brought Jill home, to now.
I think she is much more comfortable in general. I always thought that she might have been depressed before we adopted her. You could never pick her up at Edgebrook, but now, she tolerates it for a short period of time. She just seems much happier.
How would you describe Jill’s personality?
Independent, but will also tell you when she wants attention. She does her own thing usually. She’s still not super comfortable with strangers, but that’s not a big deal.
Please describe any silly/quirky traits Jill has.
Loves paper balls, meowing (demanding) my mom to sit with her when she gets home to eat (her food is in my room), and will actually match your tone of voice sometimes with a meow.