Kitty Love For National Cat Day
Katie Dean, August 08 2022
EVERY DAY IS CAT DAY AROUND HERE 😻
Kiki's adoption was total happenstance! The first day I met Kiki I was helping out on the set of an independent film that was being shot in Downtown LA. Someone asked if I could give them a ride home and on the way back to Echo Park (a neighborhood on the east side of LA) she asked me if I knew anyone who would want to adopt a cat. Growing up we always had a cat... or two. As well as fish, birds, rabbits -- funnily enough we never had a dog! I love animals and at that point I had been living in LA for about 5 years. Being away from all my family was hard and I always wanted to have a cat but was on the fence since I would be her sole caretaker.
When I dropped off the girl I was giving a ride to she told me to come in and see the kittens. I should have known from that point that I was going to go home with a cat, LOL. Kiki was born under a porch and the Mom had disappeared so my new friend had taken in all the kittens so they wouldn't be left to fend for themselves. Once I saw Kiki and her bright blue eyes I knew she was my girl.
She was very shy at first. Hiding under the couch and bed for days on end, only to come out at night when there were no scary sounds aka people talking or music going. But our bond grew over time and I couldn't imagine life without her! She is the best furry friend and makes me smile every day.
Here's a picture of us together in my original LA studio taken by my friend Monica Wang. That was one of my first studio shoots for Katie Dean Jewelry!
FUN FACTS ABOUT KIKI
- Her original name was Emma (I was a obsessed with the TV show, Friends and it was Rachel & Ross' name for their daughter) but Kiki never responded to Emma so I changed her name, ha!
- Her favorite time to cuddle is anytime I put a soft blanket on my legs
- She loves sunbathing, just like her mom 🥰 (see below picture!)
- She never used to be interested in cat toys until my Mom gave her some for Christmas this past year and now she's obsessed!
*I'm wearing the Herringbone Chain and Birthstone Necklace (April) above
SNAP A SELFIE AND TAG US
We love seeing your photos, especially when your pets are involved! Celebrate National Cat Day with us! Snap a selfie with your furry friends while showing off your jewels. Tag us @katiedeanjewelry so we can repost!
Shop the Look!
Links to the pieces I'm wearing in the above ring party, from left to right:
- Butterfly Ring
- Hammered Band Ring (knuckle, size 4)
- Mama Ring
- Beaded Ring
- Three Gem Ring
ADOPTING IS THE BEST
If you've been thinking of getting a furry friend, take the opportunity to adopt. There are so many kittens and young animals of all kinds that need a happy home full of love! You can check out your local adoption centers or post on social media saying you are looking to adopt. Be a hero to a sweet furry friend that needs a good home. It is so worth it!