A fourth cat showed up in January. It was unplanned but most are. She came to us after two major surgeries. One to remove a badly infected eye and the other to terminate a late-term pregnancy and spay at the same time. She weighed barely over six pounds and was weak. She had difficulty jumping. We were worried.
She had urinary crystals and a few bad teeth that needed to be extracted. When she recovered, she was a new cat. She put on two pounds and has a nice Buddha belly! Feeling so much better, she blossomed into her fun and demanding self.
Gracie is very much a people cat. She is like Velcro. I can’t go anywhere without her checking on me, laying on me or pestering me.
Although she came from a home with too many cats and no vet care, she was very socialized and fearless. We had a repairman come to the house. She sat on a chair and watched him. When he was putting his tools back in his toolbox she rolled on his feet for a rub.
She brought much energy and work to this home. She gets along with everyone (miracle!). Loves people (but prefers me!) It was a good decision. She is the second cat that fit the category of “older and harder to adopt” and both were blessings.
The other two cats fit in the harder to adopt category too but in different ways. I would encourage anyone to consider older or shy animals when they adopt. Not all of them look good in a shelter but they blossom in a loving home.
Kudos to all animal shelters that are willing to rescue and invest in the vet care needed to rehab animals. Please donate to them. They all operate on a shoestring.
All of our pets are loved and each one has a different back story. All happy endings!
Our animal house sends a happy holiday greeting to all of you. I would provide a video but the song of their people is not a pretty song. (They don’t like the song of my people either!)