“Genie’s my second cat,” Ella explains, “re-named after Genie from ‘Aladdin.’

“I wasn’t actually planning to adopt a second cat at the time. But my sister was visiting a kitten she intended to eventually adopt from Furry Friends when this tiny kitten started crying from a nearby room and staring up at me. I was head over heels immediately. It took several weeks of self-reflection to make sure I was ready for this choice, but I already knew deep down that I wanted to adopt her.

“She adjusted fairly quickly to living with us since, as planned, my sister had already adopted her kitten from Furry Friends who was around her age. And so they bonded and adjusted to their new surroundings together.

“My life feels more complete with Genie here. Going from one cat to three has made the environment ten times better. While it took our original cat some time to adjust to living with two kittens, they all hang out together in the same places now.

“Genie, who usually has an adorable bug-eyed expression on her face whenever you look at her, enjoys chasing lasers, strings and a chargeable flopping fish. And although she usually enjoys being close to people and loves to cuddle, she prefers to approach you at her own pace.

“At night, she’ll either sleep in my room or in my sister’s room, depending on where all three kitties collectively decide to sleep for the night.”


Furry Friends Fur-Ever Stories are compiled and written by Nomi Berger who is the bestselling author of seven novels, one work of non-fiction, two volumes of poetry, and hundreds of articles. She is a volunteer writer for Furry Friends in Vancouver, WA and also volunteers her writing skills to animal rescue groups in Canada and the USA.

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