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The chosen one

This story always makes me happy and a little jealous at the same time, because who doesn’t want to be the chosen one? And by that, of course, I mean chosen by their cats. Cats have amazing personalities and no matter what they do, they always find their way into your heart.

The story that I am about to tell you, happened in Greece during the summertime. This is a very busy season in terms of newborn kittens. Many cats give birth to their babies in the street. Some of them are lucky and they make it to adulthood, others unfortunately not. Some of them are taken into foster homes and there are the ones that find you! In general adopting kittens right out of the streets is a very common thing for cat parents that live there.

It is time to wake up and start your day, get ready to go out have some fun and of course, life can be full of surprises. This is how things turned out for a friend of mine. He decides to go out he is right outside of his house and suddenly hears a little “meow”. Looks around and sees a baby tabby cat wandering. He calls it. The kitten with no hesitation runs in his direction, but the moment that it crosses the street a car comes towards it. The car does not stop and hits the kitten. Thankfully, it was not fatal so the kitten manages to run back and hide under a parked car. My friend is shocked by what he just witnessed and doesn’t know how to react. He tries to call again for the kitten and try to check on it for any possible wounds or damages. The kitten just runs back at him. Everything seems fine, so he tries to look for the mother, but she is nowhere to be found. Then my friend decides to bring the kitten home. Well, truth is that the baby cat decided to go home with him because it just followed him! At that moment, it was decided that the little kitten chose him to be his forever-favorite person.

We may think of cats as more solitary beings, even the domesticated ones often like to spend time with just themselves, but they create very strong bonds with their person. It is a relationship based on love, trust, and boundaries. When both sides respect this, life gets beautiful. It is an amazing experience to share every day with your cat or cats and when you know that they chose you it can only bring you more joy.

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