"You should get a cat, so you'd at least have one friend."
A couple years later, I was down and out, staying with my parents in their poor person apartment. It was a bitter cold winter in 2010. One day, I was getting something out of my car, and this cat appeared:
She then jumped in my open car door:
It was pretty cold and I think, more than anything, she was trying to warm up. This cat was homeless. I wasn't doing much better, living with my poor parents. Eventually, my mom held the door open for way too long while bringing in groceries, and walla... we have a cat.
Eventually, my mom pretended the cat was my idea and the responsibility fell on me to look after her.
She's been staying with a friend since June, when I became homeless. I miss her.
The good news is I got an apartment! The less good news is that it isn't ready to move in until 11/3.
I'm still about $600 short of my goal over at gofundme.com/samvance
While I did get the apartment, I still need money for apartment supplies, food, and costs associated with getting all of my things to Columbus from Cincinnati.
I can't wait to move into my apartment, even though it's nerve wrecking because it was supposed to be 11/1, but got pushed back...
And I miss my cat.
The apartment ad: