Here is the story of my
Agatha is the name of my sweet, beautiful polydactyl cat. I adopted
her as a 1 1/2 year old from a shelter. She was in a cage, mewing
and waving her mitten paws around miserably. She was almost starved
to death by her previous owner, so she was really skinny, weighing
only 4.5 lbs. Now she weighs 7 lbs. Because she is such a wonderful
cat, I like to encourage everyone who wants a cat or dog to adopt
an adult pet from a shelteradult pets are great. Although
I did not know Agatha when she was a kitten, I still feel that
I am her "mommy." She is very affectionate, and is kitten-like
when she plays.
Here's a great place to look for adoptable cats,
dogs and other creatures at shelters close to your
You can view pictures of the cats, and learn about
their personalities. For some people, it is hard
to go to shelters because they are depressing. This
way, you can look in the comfort of your home, and
you only need to go to the shelter once you've seen
a cat that looks like a good match for you.
Below is a Random Featured Pet Link from shelters
all over the US.
This is a picture
of Agatha when I first brought her home from the shelter.
She was so thin, I was worried about her. See her little
mitten paws? In this picture, she was learning how to
use the Scratching Wall. She is very enthusiastic about
scratching it. While she is scratching, she turns her
head around to make certain I am watching so I can say,
Here is Agatha a
few months later. See her little black dot on her forehead?
She also has black spots on her tail. Otherwise, she is
And here is Agatha now. She still has a slender build,
but as you can see she's a lot more filled out than when
I first adopted her. In this picture you can really see
how pretty her eyes are.