I heard a little bell around 3 A.M.
I walked into my kitchen and was greeted by my new furry friend.
On March 11th, I was sick in bed and was sleeping away. My phone started to ring and it was my mom, who I obviously had to answer.
She texted me a photo of a 7 month old tabby cat that needed a new home. “Bean” was the name.
She asked me if I thought she was “cute.” I said “yes,” thinking it was just a casual question.
“Should we get her?” was the next.
I was very hesitant about the decision and cried for several hours later next to our cat, Scarlett.
Almost 3 years ago, I lost my beautiful cat, Rainbow. We had her since I was 2 years old and she was our absolute pride and joy, the best television watching pal, and had so much love to give everyone.
During our time with Rainbow, we also got another cat, Scarlett.
Rainbow always made sure to show Scar who the boss is. Scarlett is a less affectionate cat but jumped right on my lap when I had to say my last goodbye to Rainbow.
Since then, Scarlett and I have become closer. We formed a bond when I came back from New York and I was very scared to let another cat come into our life.
I was afraid to let my memory of Rainbow fade and have a new “replacement” of her.
I came home after a long Tuesday and was about to meet Bean for the first time.
My life changed for the good.
What was once hesitation is now pure happiness.
I learned that Rainbow will never be replaced and I am blessed to have those memories with her to hold on to forever. To reflect back on. Those will never change.
Only a week later, Bean has acted like a therapy cat to me. Between her cuddles, noises, excitement to see me… she gives me so much that I was missing.
I am writing this in the middle of the night just filled with love. In fact, I am currently refereeing a fight Scarlett is trying to start with Bean.
All of the hard times I face and tough days, she helps heal them. Pet’s really do cure all.
Scarlett is not a fan of Bean (yet) and it has been very hard to accept.
I know the time will come when they get used to each other.
But for now, I appreciate both of their love.
And for the first time…
I am thankful for this change.
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