What did I do wrong? What did I do to deserve this? Looking around in scared confusion, all the people, the noises, the lights and worst of all the cages. I have never been in a cage before. Now instead of a home with a soft bed I have a cold, hard plastic cage bottom with a little thin blanket. As I watched you walk out of the door after dropping me off I knew you loved me and would be right back. So I waited. And waited. As the hours started to go by, as the people who look into my cage started to pass over me to the smaller, younger cats I started to loose hope. You were never coming back. I still do not know what I did wrong, who this person who adopted me FOR LIFE was, my life is far from over yet here I sit. Luckily, so I am told, a no-kill pet shelter has taken me back into their care instead of me winding up at the pound. I do not feel so lucky. I feel depressed, lonely, scared and hopeless. I was your baby, you bought me toys, a bed, food and shelter and said you loved me. Now I find it difficult to believe in humans being humane beings. As the people leave the store for the day, and the night begins, I hunker down on my blanket and try to sleep, the only refuge I have left and then only at night. Tomorrow will start all too soon, with the people and lights again. My happy world has been shattered. I still do not know what I did wrong, what I did to deserve this. I will never know, really. Now I have to hope that a person who really loves me will find me, look past all the baby kittens, to find me. I am only a year old, yet already I am ‘too big’. Why do people want babies only? We all grow up, all of us. We all get older and we all deserve forever homes. I ask you, on behalf of myself and all the others like me, if you cannot commit for LIFE, my whole life or yours, whichever ends first, then do not adopt me. Leave the adoption center and leave me there, where as a baby kitten I can find my forever home. Don’t take me into your home and heart just to cast me out again. I did nothing wrong, and did nothing to deserve this. Nothing.