Two years ago I was on the phone with a friend walking through PetSmart and passing by the adoption center in the back of the store in Tampa, FL like I always did.
Except this time a tiny little girl caught my attention and the moment I saw her I told my friend I had to call him back. I poked at the window and tried to find a worker who would let me meet her.
I've passed plenty of animals up for adoption and my mom rescues stray cats; but never had I ever had the urge to MEET one of the animals.
The worker let me back there and they pulled Sophie out from her cubbie and set her on the floor. She was a bit cautious and super curious. I freakin loved her. I don't know why or what it was about her but I just didn't want to leave her there. They told me she's been kept there for 3 years and no one wanted her because she was 10 years old and only 5 pounds. Everyone was afraid she was a sickly cat or there was something wrong with her. You can't tell in the picture above very well but her tail is also broken. I'm not sure what happened but close to the tip of her tail it's broken. So when she's happy she whips her tail but the tip of her tail goes a different direction. I personally think it's quirky and cute. The lady who ran the adoption agency that found Sophie doesn't know much about her either just that she was in the pound and they were gonna put her down.
I'm glad they didn't.
I'm glad that lady found her.
I'm glad I stumbled on her when I did.
It took me about 3 weeks to be able to afford to adopt Sophie. I had a gofundme page up and everything. Two of my friends helped me adopt her and for that I'm forever thankful. I visited Sophie once a week until I was able to take her home, I remember looking forward to seeing her every week even if it was just for ten minutes.
In the two years I've had her company we've moved 3 times. She's been my best friend through everything. She was there licking the tears from my face when I'd cry and she's nibble on my hand and wake me up when I've been sleeping for too long. She's cuddle buddy and she's got the most quirkiest personality.
Happy 2nd Adoptaversary Sophie!