One year ago today Ms. Riva came home with me from the SPCA.
I realize now that I had my mind set on a calico. I thought I was going to get a quiet, placid cat similar to my beloved Gypsy (who I still miss dearly) but instead I got a rambunctious, playful, curious, talkative prima donna who makes me laugh every single day. That is to say when she is not climbing in cabinets, exploring the fire place, jumping out at me as I move around the apartment or whapping me on the side of the head because she wants to play. And let’s not forget that one instance when she was so very mad at me for clipping her nails that she gave me the cat slap of my life and then stomped off.
One year down and many more adventures to go.