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January 08, 2021

We adopted Brook in May 2013 after we had an immediate connection with her when visiting Toronto Humane Society. She was about 5 when we adopted her and was quite small, perky and curious. She came from a hoarding environment and had FIV but we decided to adopt her because her personality was so charming. She did not disappoint! We were told she might need a few days to adjust to life in her new home, but within minutes of arriving she had already explored our condo, even the bathtub, and she was snuggling us on the couch.

She was a constant warm and loving companion who was with us through our wedding, the adoption of our second cat, the purchase of our house, and the birth of our son. She adapted so well to everything.

Her favourite activities included toasty naps by the fireplace, looking out the window to see birds and squirrels, snuggling on our laps, basking in a patch of sunlight, getting her belly warmed on an air vent, and rolling around on the bed while we were trying to make it.

She passed away at around 12 years old, at the start of January 2021. While we are sad that she is no longer with us, we are so grateful to have met her and shared so many years with her.

To others thinking of adopting a cat, we’ll hope you consider taking home an adult cat or one with FIV. Brook gave us so much joy and we wouldn’t change a thing.