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October 21, 2020

On August 6, 2005, I got the keys to my very first apartment and immediately decided that I needed to adopt a cat.

I knew that black cats were notoriously hard to adopt, so I walked to Toronto Humane Society three days in a row, determined to find a black kitten. And I did!

I brought her home in a tiny cardboard box - excited to begin my new life in Toronto with this tiny creature.

I named her Mariska. after the Law & Order SVU actress Mariska Hargitay.

In the summer we celebrated our 15-year adoption anniversary! Thank you, Toronto Humane Society, for bringing this badass 5lb. cat into my life!