For the last couple of years I’ve been thinking about adopting a rescue dog. But the time never felt quite right, so I kept postponing it. At the beginning of this year, I decided I was finally ready. I visited dog shelters, looked at European rescue organisations, and even consulted a coach who specializes in helping people find the right dog. I was a little surprised when, after I’d told her a little bit about myself, she asked me if I had considered adopting a… cat. That’s how I ended up at the shelter on a rainy Saturday afternoon looking at a little tiger who instantly stole my heart. She’d been found wandering the city streets without a home to go to, and to make matters worse she had an infection in her uterus and needed surgery. I offered to give her a forever home and that night, as she curled up against me, I knew I had found love.