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In October, my wife and I went to the Golden Valley Animal Humane Society to adopt a cat. Our previous cat of 18 years, Lightning, had passed away in September. We went there with only one restriction and that was not to adopt a calico cat like Lightning. Looking at the different cats, Missy showed us the attitude that we liked. She was affectionate to both of us and very alert and playful and she still is. When we brought her home she took the time to inspect the house and to find the soft, comfortable places to lay. She made sure we had given her food and water and learned where her litter box was. Then finally she gave us her stamp of approval. Since then we have discovered her favorite toy is a red laser light she chases all over the house. She loves the plastic balls with bells in them and her little stuffed mouse. We have a lot of enjoyment just watching her play. She jumps on the ottoman and lays on her back to get her tummy petted. She is alert to any new sound, especially in the beginning she couldn't figure the perking of the coffee maker. She loves to jump on my lap when I am reading in my recliner. She turns around two or three times deciding which way she wants to lay and curls into a ball and goes to sleep. She is also excellent company for my 89-year-old mother-in-law who lives in the same house.  She hides under her couch to get a good nap in and then when we want her, we use the red laser light to lure her in the open and she always comes out. Her meow is so extremly quiet but her purring is loud and beautiful. We would encourage anyone to adopt a cat as she has added more love and excitement than we could ever dream of.

Fred and Mary S.

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4375 Hwy. 55 S.E.
Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 390-3647

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Coon Rapids

1411 Main St. N.W.
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
(763) 862-4030

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Golden Valley

845 Meadow Ln. N.
Golden Valley, MN 55422
(763) 489-2201

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St. Paul

1115 Beulah Ln.
St. Paul, MN 55108
(651) 645-7387

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9785 Hudson Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 730-6008

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