Nádia had always wanted to have a cat for a while. When she was able to do that, she thought about adopting right away. "I love animals... but I like to be able to help a kitty from the street or in need." Nádia visited a local shelter and saw a picture of a beautiful kitten named Niko, it was love at first sight. "I fell in love with him. Niko was tiny and one of his eyes was injured."

Nádia had to wait until Niko's eye got better to bring him home. "Right now he has no problem with his eye. He is doing just fine," said Nádia. "Niko has been with me for two wonderful years. When he was small, he was playful and a bit naughty. He was always running and jumping from one side to the other. Now he's settled down and become a calm kitty who loves to nap on top of the wardrobe."

"He is everything to me. I love him as if he is my own son."

Photos courtesy of ©Nádia Monteiro (flickr: nj-metamorfose)