I had just lost my 17 year old and 18 year old cats within a couple months of each other. I told myself I wasn't going to get another cat until next year. Well, that didn't last long - I was very lonely without a cat around the house. A cat-less home is a sad home! I wanted a Maine Coon mix or a long-haired cat and searched and searched for a kitten in Missouri but just couldn't find one. I broadened my search and came across kittens at the Effingham, Illinois Humane Society through Petfinder. Effingham is about 2 hours from my home. I fell in love with the pictures and contacted the shelter about adopting the kittens. Two of the kittens were already adopted and they had one left. I decided to visit the shelter and hopefully take a kitten home. The shelter was a wonderful place, full of lovely kittens and cats and the people running the shelter were very welcoming. The instant they placed the fuzzy kitten in my arms and he gave me a kiss...I was in love! He was so handsome and sweet matured that I decided to adopt him. I named him Finnegan and he has become an important member of my household. Finn is a beautiful looking cat and has such a sweet and playful personality. He has filled the empty hole left in my heart from my departed cats. I am sure that we will enjoy many great days together.
Finnegan - A Petfinder Happy Tail
Adopted from Effingham Co. Humane Society, Effingham, IL.
- posted 12/02/2013
from Patricia of St. Louis, MO