Lola’s POV: Lessons From a Dog Lover Turned Cat Owner


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Yes, it’s me, Lola Montilla: dog lover extraordinaire…and, new cat owner. Shocker!

It’s been six months since me and my family found and began to nurse Bailey when she was only four days old! We have never been “cat people” but she has become an icon of our family along with both of our dogs, Paco and Maia (who you met in one of my previous POV). We’ve not only learned that cats eat 1,000 times a day, we learned that they want what they want when they want it, and quite a few other life lessons as well. Here are the top 5 things I learned from my rescue.

#1 Don’t Judge a Book By its Cover

HipLatina Cat Lola Montilla

I have never liked cats. I’ve found them arrogant, intrusive, and aggressive overall, mostly because I got used to dogs being excited every time you come home and knowing when you’re sad so they nuzzle up on your chest. But my cutie kitty, doesn’t even acknowledge my existence unless I rattle her bag of food. The good thing about that though is that whenever she is being affectionate I appreciate it so much more because I know she’s not usually like that (and because I might as well enjoy it before the next scratch, hiss or bite).

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