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A day in the life of Hua, a rescue cat from the Tri-Lakes Humane Society

Hua the cat gets curious at the Wenzler home in Lake Placid. (News photo — Rose Wenzler)

Hua, the cat, was adopted by the Wenzler family in 2022 from the Tri-Lakes Humane Society in Saranac Lake. She lives a gorgeous life of luxury with all the petting from humans she can desire, and free reign of the house and the Wenzlers’ yard.

“This life is the best one so far out of my other nine,” Hua said. “I get everything I want and highly enjoy killing mice and any other creatures I can get my hands on!”

This February, Hua will turn 4 years old. Her life is practically perfect in every way, and she enjoys the posh living.

The following is a day in the life of Hua, written from her perspective.

I open my eyes, and it’s pitch black. But lucky for me, I can see! A few minutes later in Mom and Dad’s room, the alarm goes off. That’s my queue to wake them up. I spring out of my plush (kitty bed), run into their room and spring up on the bed and onto Dad’s stomach.

Hua the cat waits for food at the Wenzler home in Lake Placid. (News photo — Rose Wenzler)

“Good morning Hua,” Dad said. “Thanks for waking me up.”

I quickly turn on my purring machine.

“Oh wow. You are purring so loud,” Dad said.

I love lying on his stomach. He is cozy.

Now it’s time for step 2: Meow as loudly and annoyingly as possible so I can get fed. I immediately begin this tiring process, but it will be worth it in the end.

Hua the cat relaxes at the Wenzler home in Lake Placid. (News photo — Rose Wenzler)

“OK. Quiet down now,” Dad said before getting up to feed me. “It’s only 4:30 in the morning.”

I leap off the bed and run to my food, served perfectly to my desire. Ahh. Yummy, fresh, three months in a box, kibble. What a perfect way to start my day.

The morning flies by, the human kids wake up, and there is a lot of annoying noise as Rose, Fritz, Pearl, Otto and Eve get on a big yellow roaring thing that they always yell about when it’s running late. Little June is too young to go to school and stays home with me and Mom.

Then it’s quiet and peaceful — perfect for going back to bed in my plush — until I am picked up by Mom.

“Hua, it’s time to go outside and get some fresh air,” Mom said.

I hiss and meow loudly.

“Let’s go girl!”

She picks me up, and out I go.

Ugh! I quickly shake my paws to try to warm them up. Huh? What’s that? There is a scurrying noise coming from the nearby rose bushes. I lean backward and pounce forward into the bush. There it is. In my mouth, it tastes delicious. It’s a vole. I proudly carry my prize to the front porch, drop it there, and begin meowing to be let in once again.

I get let in, and I make my way toward my plush where I go back to sleep once again. A few minutes later, or what feels like minutes, I wake up again. Oh no! Is it dinner time already? I just slept all afternoon again. I grudgingly climb out of my plush and go eat dinner. More kibble. Then I climb back into bed and drift off to sleep, dreaming of all the different creatures I will hunt and eat tomorrow.

Now you know what cats are thinking when they see you do something or hear something.

Cats are available to adopt at the Tri-Lakes Humane Society, located at 255 LaPan Highway in Saranac Lake. It is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The phone number is 518-891-0017. Stop by today to adopt or just visit the cats and dogs there.

Starting at $1.44/week.

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