Meet Milton!

Meet Milton

Since I’ve already announced some major blog design changes, I might as well keep the ball rolling with this life announcement!  Meet Milton, my new kitty!

Isn’t he just adorable?  My roomie and I adopted Milton a few weeks ago from the ASPCA.  We had thrown around the idea of getting a pet, but then finally decided to take the plunge!  Learn more about Milton below! :)

Where did he come from? We adopted him from the ASPCA, but before that, he was found in a pile of garbage :(  The vets weren’t 100% sure, but they believe that Milton may have suffered some sort of head trauma before he came to the ASPCA because he suffered from some neurological deficits.  Milton is also blind.  We’re not exactly sure how much because it’s difficult to tell, but it definitely appears to me that he can see some things.  I’d say he’s legally blind- he can’t see well enough to drive a car, but don’t worry, he gets around just fine! :)

What kind of cat is he and how old is he? Milton is a Siamese/Tabby mix- you can see some of the traits in his ears and cute striped tail.  Also, they estimated at the ASPCA that he’s about 9 months, so still a young guy!

Why the name Milton? Well, Milton was his name when we adopted him, but my roommate and I were certain we were going to change it.  Several days later, after bouncing back and forth tons of names and calling him Milton in the interim, we just decided to stick with it because it felt right :)  Now I can’t imagine him as anything else!

I am so proud to be the caretaker of this little guy!  This is my first real pet, so the whole thing has been very exciting!  When I was younger, I so wanted to get a pet, but it was against my parents’ rules. I knew that as soon as I was  living on my own and able to, I would adopt a little friend!  These first few weeks with Milton have definitely been a learning experience: I was hopeful that he would adjust well to our apartment, fearful when he threw up for first time (he’s okay, he just wolfed down his food too quickly!), in pain when he got a little too playful,  and worried that he has everything he needs.  But most of all, I’ve felt sheer happiness when he snuggles his little head on my chest! You guys, is it too soon to officially declare myself as a #crazycatlady? Haha :D

Tell me about your first experience with pets! I’d love to hear!