|Hepburn: carry-on cat!|
You guys, I love my cat. So. Much.
And she was - wait for it - totally free!
I was looking for a cat 3.5 years ago when I first moved here, and a vet friend mentioned that there were some animals at the university who had been used for experiments and who needed new homes. Immediately, like you, I wondered what experiments had been done on these cats: did they have lasers coming out of their eyeballs, for instance?
|Hepburn: cat in a box!|
But apparently the experiment was they took out part of her pancreas and then did tests on that piece of pancreas. Or something like that. Anyway, she's totally fine. And free!
My roommate at the time used to have a cat, so she donated her former cat litter tray, cat carrier, and cat tree to the cause. Free cat!
|Hepburn: diva extraordinaire|
However, two years ago, my lovely and beautiful (and free!) cat had some dental issues requiring surgery. This was both terrifying - would she be OK?? - and also kind of worrying, as I knew this was going to cost a lot.
Coincidentally, this was also around the same time as my birthday. And so, I had a dual birthday/cat-fundraising party where in lieu of gifts, I asked my friends and family for donations for my cat's tooth surgery. I raised $300! It was incredible!
|Hepburn: sweater cat|
Anyway, my cat is great now. And obviously not free - I buy litter and food. And I mistakingly recently let her drink the oil from a tin of tuna, and now she is on a hunger strike unless I let her eat tuna every day. This may get slightly expensive.
But so worth it!