A Year With Malcolm

September 9th is a special day here in the Zottola household. It’s Malcolm’s adoption anniversary! We brought him home exactly one year ago and he has brought so much happiness, mischief, and fun to our home.

Black cat

When Jimmy and I went to adopt a cat, we both agreed that we wanted one that was friendly. I walked past Malcolm’s cage and he meowed and reached his paw out to touch me and I was done.

black cat snuggling and cuddling with girl

Malcolm is incredibly outgoing, friendly, and affectionate. Our neighbor recently watched our pets when we went camping in July and asked where Malcolm liked to hide and Jimmy and I just laughed and said that he doesn’t hide. He loves being with us and being right in the middle of the action.

We gave up trying to keep him off of our counters. He sits on the kitchen table while we eat dinner. He sleeps in our bed with us. He even sits on the rim of our bathtub while we shower!

Black cat sitting on counterBlack cat and black dog laying together

He’s very lovey dovey in the morning and wants to sit on top of Jimmy’s shoulders. He will sleep a good bit in the day, but when he’s in hyper mode he is super playful and bites really hard. He loves lasers, water, and his favorite thing in the whole wide world are q-tips. He is obsessed!

He has adjusted so well to Mavis (I’m convinced he thinks we brought him home a live toy) and plays with her and Lola nonstop. He likes going outside and enjoys taking walks with us in his stroller. Yeah, we’re those people who bought their cat a stroller.

Malcolm is the cat I’ve always dreamed of having. He’s equal parts naughty, fun, and loving. He’s handsome and sweet and makes us so happy. Happy adoption anniversary, Malcolm! We love you!

Black cat



  1. Awww!! He has the best personality of any cat I’ve ever encountered!!! He has certainly settled into your home and makes visiting so much fun~ and he never hides… ever.
    Happy adoption birthday Malc
    Love you sooo much buddy.
    Lisa (sorry- not ready to say Grama yet) 😂😂

  2. Malcolm is so cute! I bet it’s crazy to think you’ve had him a year already. On a completely unrelated to Malcolm note, where did you get the pumpkin hand towel from the one picture? I’m starting to buy fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving decor and the towel is adorable!

    1. Thanks, Maureen!! It really is crazy to think we’ve had him a year now! In some ways it feels like we’ve had him forever, and in other ways, I’m like “It has already been a year?!” haha.

      I got the pumpkin towel at Joann Fabrics!!

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