Living with Bean
by Kristine Reardon
(Phoenix, AZ USA)
Bean as a kitten
My boyfriend was moving out and taking one of our two cats. I always felt a person should have two cats so one never gets lonely. So after he was gone, I went to the Humane Society and searched for just the right kitten to bring home. It took a few trips, but finally I saw this little bundle of what I thought was black fur (it was brown!) and asked to play with her. She was given to me and we bonded immediately. She was incredibly adorable! The volunteer at the Humane Society told me the little kitten might not be that healthy and that she just got out of foster care because she'd had a cold and she might be a weak kitty.
I told them it was fine and I wanted to take her home. Well! As soon as I let her out of the box in my living room, she was literally zooming all over the house! Jumping around, playing with every single toy, and just incredibly hyper and happy to be out of a cage! Due to her activity, and her color being brown, I named her Bean. Like a coffee bean.
She truly is the best cat I've had and I want more just like her! She's inquisitive, smart, agile, fun, goofy, silly, and loves to cuddle.
She plays in water bowls, she plays well with others, and I just can't get over the little tufts of hair between her toes! I highly recommend this breed. Grooming is minimal and they're smart enough to learn command almost immediately. One more thing, she's a hugger! Loves to grasp things, especially the top of her tree and just hug it. It really is just the cutest thing. I only wish I could submit more pictures!