A few weeks ago, my roommate informed me that we had a new roomie… a cat named Djuna. Growing up in a family where practically everyone is allergic to cats, I’ve never lived with a cat before – but I did house-sit for two weeks once and got along quite well with the two cats who lived there, so I was pretty excited at the prospect of living with a feisty feline.
The first thing I did upon meeting Ms. Djuna, was see how she reacted to yarn. To my delight, she was very Honey Badger-like and just didn’t really give a shit, which is fantastic, because we all know how much yarn I have.
Left: Djuna plays dead, vying for attention Right: Djuna sits on my fabric, again, trying to get attention
Cats have always been one of my favorite animals. They’re self-reliant, fluffy and sassy. What more could you want from a pet? Well, I was a little sad to discover that cats don’t play fetch, and almost lost my hand when I tried rubbing her belly (must remember cats are not dogs!), but aside from that, Djuna and I are getting along just fine. She also makes sick days (like today) way less depressing.