This is Arya (formerly Stella). We adopted her about a year ago, and we feel so lucky to have found her. She wasn’t like the other kittens. She wasn’t climbing the walls of her enclosure, yelling for attention. She was sitting quietly, contemplating the world. We knew immediately she was the cat for us.
She was a bit shy when we first brought her home. It took her a few days to really get comfortable even leaving her carrier, let alone exploring. Slowly but surely, she came out of her shell. She’s still a little shy when strangers come to visit, but with us is so affectionate and gentle. She loves cuddling, petting, brushing, and can never get enough attention.
She’s also quite well mannered. She doesn’t jump on tables or knock anything off of them (accidentally or otherwise). She scratches at her post, and will sit and wait for her dish to be filled before digging in (after thanking us with a big meow, of course). We taught her none of these behaviours. It’s just who she is.
Thank you, THS, from us, and from Arya, for making us a family.