One year ago today, I officially adopted Kitty-Scarlett. Just 5 days prior I made an impulsive decision to adopt her. I’d been thinking for years about adopting a pet, but it’s a huge commitment. But in early October I was really feeling my aloneness with my son in college and my parents announcing they would be relocating to Nebraska. I just knew I needed some other living being at home with me. I need to feel less alone. I went to my local shelter with the intention of just looking. I knew I needed to have a feeling about the cat I would adopt. I couldn’t just pick any random one. I saw this beauty staring at me. She has the most beautiful eyes and fur. The shelter helper told me she was a lap cat and very sweet but also had at least one day where they designated her a being temperamental. Long story short, I knew she needed to be mine. I got to officially adopt her on October 10th. She hid for the first few days and since that day she crawled out from under the bed, she has completely taken over my life.
I take a picture of her almost daily. She’s the star of my Instagram. She’s given me lots of ridiculous stories over the last 365 days. Several of which include how she made me bleed. She’s the sweetest, most loving and loyal cat ever. She waits for me to come home. She comes running out of the room when I get home. She meows at me. She lays on the couch with me while I read. She likes to sit next to me when I’m working at my desk. She follows me to the bathroom. She wakes me up in the middle of the night when she’s really hungry. She makes me not feel so alone.
In celebration of her one year adoptiversary, Kitty Scarlett has teamed up with a couple of our favorite publishers to giveaway some books and is willing to pull some books of our ARC shelf too. Below is a list of books that the winner (US only) will receive a copy of each of the following books:
- The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
- Three Little Words by Jenny Holiday
- Arctic Sun by Annabeth Albert
- Guardian’s Bond by Rhenna Morgan
The winner will also get to choose up to four ARCs from my personal ARC shelf (AKA one of Kitty Scarlett’s favorite spots in the house)
25 Days ‘Til Christmas by Poppy Alexander
Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews
Ignite on Contact by Jaci Burton
How the Duke Stole Christmas Anthology featuring Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan, and Johanna Shupe
Wicked Bite by Jeaniene Frost
The Duke’s Stolen Bride by Sophie Jordan
My Favorite Things by Lynsay Sands
Immortal Born by Lynsay Sands
For a chance to win, leave a comment below no later than 11:59 PM EST on Sunday 10/13/19. Tell us anything- about your pet, your favorite book, movie, hobby, or just anything that makes you happy. I’ll pick one winner on Monday.