Ali Safa was looking forward to a relaxing day at home. His sole intention was to stay at home in Canberra, Australia, and play video games.
He walked outside to enjoy some sunshine in the garden. But before he realized it, he was dozing off.
He wasn’t alone when he awakened.
“I was having a nap on our house’s balcony and, like two hours later, I woke up and she was just snoozing on my stomach,” Safa told The Dodo. “At first, I mistook her for a mouse.”
A little white cat purred comfortably on Safa’s stomach. He felt his heart soften as he glanced down at her bald pink ears and filthy tiny paws.
“I’ve never had a pet, and I’m a bit of a loner, so I don’t have many friends,” Safa said. “I kept hearing the ‘purr’ sound cats make when she was sleeping, and it was the prettiest crap I had ever heard.”
Safa had seen a lot of stray cats in his area, but this one was special. It was almost as though the kitty had picked him.
In shock, Safa took a brief photo with the sleeping cat, taking care not to wake her.
“[I] wasn’t worried whether she had fleas or anything like that because I figured, ‘If she does have fleas, I probably already have fleas, so whatever,” Safa said.
When the cat finally awoke, she made her demands right away.
“The first thing she does is step down [off] the sofa, stare me in the eyes, and meow incessantly for 20 seconds,” Reddit user Safa said. “She’s definitely hungry, so guess who’s sharing my mom’s chicken wings?”
Safa brought the cat inside for a wash when she had finished her portion. After about ten minutes, he discovered the gray splotches on her fur were marks, not dirt. Safa fantasized about adopting the kitty since she was patient in the water.
“There are no house restrictions against pets in my family, and she seemed like she could use some family, so I was like, ‘Screw it, I’m keeping her,’” Safa said.
Angel was the appropriate name he came up with for her.
A visit to the veterinarian verified that the kitten was healthy and lacked a microchip. Safa then drove her to the nearby store, where he bought cat food and a few toys.
Even though it’s just been two weeks, everything has changed for Safa and Angel.
The small cat now has her own home, and Safa now has a companion that will always be by his side.
“All I can say is that she is the most entertaining cat I have ever had the pleasure of playing with,” Safa stated. “All she does is follow me around all day, begging pets or to play.”
“I’d be working on my laptop, and she’d simply hop on my keyboard and sit between my arms,” Safa said. “Picking her up and placing her down on the ground isn’t going to help because she’ll just jump right back up until she receives the stroking she craves