Having recently returned to Second Life after an absence, I found all of the changes since 2011 to be somewhat disconcerting. Whether it was the disappearance of sims or the rise of mesh, the differences were drastic.
Making a home on the Mainland, though, gave me a bit of stability as well as a place for my cute KittyCatS.
After getting the home rezzed properly and minimal decor added, I brought the kitties inside, and they certainly established themselves as permanent and important residents in my second life.
What began with one kitty ultimately took on a life of its own, my virtual clowder growing in number over the weeks. I obviously have a weakness for cute little animals, and KittyCatS are no exception. From their lovely coats to their fun interactions, I couldn’t resist them.
My spare time, which previously had been generally devoted to reading, writing, and movies, became more and more wrapped up with my kitties. Logging in after a difficult day of online work, they would greet me with sayings like “Hey Satori, you look great from down here!” and eagerly ask me to take them shopping or whatnot. My mood lifted with each interaction, and even the real life workday struggles seemed to disappear in that moment.
I am still getting adjusted to the changes, but my home is a constant in a changing virtual world, and that’s a good thing for an introverted, animal lover like me.