I live a good life filled with good people. Mr. BF knows me so well, he knows always to be surprised. My friends and I share one, big, collective brain. I think my family and I have a sixth sense about one another. So who do I honor today with my Sole Mate post? Truman the Cat.
When Mr. BF and I first met and began planning our lives together, a cat always factored into the discussion. When we finally moved into our first apartment together we had no furniture (it was to arrive a week later during the fifth largest snowstorm in Boston's history), no food in the fridge, honestly, I doubt we even had toilet paper. What to do first? Go to the Animal Rescue League! We looked at a lot of cats that day, sweet cats, adorable cats, snugly cats. But then we saw one in a cage all by himself, separate from the other cats. A volunteer told us he had been adopted, but was promptly returned for being "too playful". Needless to say, we immediately fell in love.
That night, as we lay on the blankets and pillows we put down on the floor, both mentally preparing for job interviews the next day, a furry figure entered the room and hesitantly meowed. After a little encouragement, he was laying between the two of us, purring like a chainsaw and digging his spotted feet.
Trusty Truman has been a friend to both of us for the past 6 years, playing with us, comforting us, even occasionally grooming us when he feels our hair is not up to his standards. I always smile at the sound of his little padded feet on the floor; although he is a feline, he is most definitely my friend.
Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I moved to Boston in January 2005. I have always been interested in fashion, though I was never able to experiment much when I was younger (school uniforms encourage... uniformity). I think my style is still developing, and I love trying new things. I look to blogs as an avenue for style creativity, exploration and, most importantly, fun!
By day (and, honestly, night), I am the director of a science research department at a local university. I am married, have two cats, and I firmly believe the most chic thing you can possess is good manners. Visit me at http://thebostonfashionista.com/
Read more about my SoleMates project, sponsored by Shoeline.