Often, no cat is quite as memorable as our first cats, whether they were adopted as kittens or as older cats. Perhaps you were given a kitten as a child and you grew up together. Or, later in life you found yourself lonely, and took in a cat as a companion.
Taking in a cat for the first time is a momentous event, and we would love to see your stories and photos.Read other First Cat stories, then use the form to share your own.
Since I got her from our neighbor, there was no shelter involved. I wasn't looking for a cat. Thanks to a kind neighbor, who didn't want to put her back out to a mother who clearly rejected her for w…More
My partner and I would visit the kittens every week, knowing we couldn't touch them for a few weeks in case mum rejected them. Watching the kittens open their eyes and begin to walk was so cute. I in…More
One visit was all it took! They were looking for a home for one of the kittens because they weren't sure they were able to handle two. So I took a chance and brought Luna home! I researched thoroughl…More
we went to the shelter, and as soon as i saw little Louie i knew he was perfect, it really was love at first sight! those big blue eyes with their cheeky glint, i remember when the animal shelter lad…More
me and my partner are in talks of arranging to visit a female cat, we've been told lots about her. So we cant wait to meet her. I have read a lot about cats even though i've had a cat before. Is one …More
None, brought him to the vet and they said he couldn't have been more than 4 weeks old, I named him Hawk Eye and that is his story, as he rubs my legs as I type. What a great cat and I am grateful fo…More
This doesn't apply since we got her from our neighbor. The mother was a neighborhood stray that had kittens in the neighbor's garage. All of the kittens were gray except this one and she was orange. …More
We stayed for a fortnight, and Rusty and I were pretty much inseperable, the bond between us was pretty strong and fairly exclusive, as I was the first human that Rusty had ever met. When the visit c…More