For the first time ever I have a cat living in my home. As a devoted dog lover, having a cat in the family definitely took some getting used to. I had to remember to clean the litter box. I had to remind myself that cats are pretty independent and that she may hang out in the basement sometimes not because she hates me, but because she needs a peaceful nap.

The biggest thing I have learned about cats though is that they are awesome! She cuddles me and my kids when we need some lovin', she plays when she's feeling frisky, she's the first one to greet me every morning, and her chill attitude makes me feel calmer just by petting her soft, beautiful fur.

Whether you have been a cat lover for years, or you too want to discover the love a cat can bring to your home for the first time, Winnebago County Animal Services has the perfect opportunity for you going on right now...

To see pictures of all the amazing cats that are waiting for furever homes at Winnebago County Animal Services right now, go to wcasrock.org.

And for those of you who may want to see a picture of the new addition to our family, this is our sweet Violet...

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