Tuesday, September 10: Describe a distinct moment when your life took a turn.
On September 10, 2010, my life took a turn. A few weeks prior, a couple of our friends found a litter of kittens outside their home. They decided to take them in and to try to find homes for them. As soon as I heard about the kittens, that’s all I could focus on. I wanted one. When I get my mind set on something, it’s really hard to convince me otherwise.
Our friend uploaded photos of the kittens and immediately I knew which one I wanted. The white chest and paws and blue eyes just struck my soul, and I knew I had to have her.
I just begged and begged Nick to let us get the kitten. By this point we had been living together for two years and I really wanted a pet. Nick flat out said no…. to me, that is. He went behind my back and got everything set up, so that when I arrived home after a sorority event that night, I was surprised with a tiny, 13 oz. kitten sitting inside my hat.
I immediately fell with love this this tiny, furry creature sitting in
front of me. I wanted to love and protect her in any way possible. The first night with her was absolutely brutal. I got no sleep and wanted to make sure that she was okay the entire night.
Over the next few day, she slept on me the entire day. It took a few days for us to choose a name, so the nickname “Baby Girl” stuck and it continues to be her nickname today. We eventually decided on the name, Susie.
Do you remember your first pet?