One of the greatest measures of success as an animal rescuer is to find out that an animal that you helped save is happy and thriving in its forever home. It reminds us why we do what we do every day in our efforts of saving the lives of our innocent four-legged fur babies.
This week’s adoption success story is Chance (now Cabernet) from Good Mews Animal Foundation in Marietta. Here is his version of “happily ever after” (in his own words):
“I love it in my furrever home. I have a big, beautiful, bright room with lots of great perches and sunny patches that’s all mine. It’s much better than the tiny cage in a dark shed I had before. Of course, I can also wander the entire rest of the house, though it took me some extra time to feel safe outside of my own space. I still like to duck in if I hear a loud noise, or strangers come over. I have to make sure there are no prey hiding in there, of course! It’s definitely not because I still get a little scared sometimes. Okay, maybe it is, but only a little bit. A guy can have a hard time adjusting when he has my past, but I’m coming out of my shell more and more every day.
I love to rub all over my people, and sit next to them on the bed, or on the floor. I love, love, love the red dot. It appears out of nowhere, and moves all over the place! I chase it up and down the hall until I’m worn out. Someday I’m going to catch it, I know I am! I’m not a lap cat, but I do like to be petted, and scratched under the chin, and cuddle next to my people. I love scratches under the chin the most of all. My sister, Charlotte, is the lap kitty. Oh! Let me tell you about my new sister! I love her so much, but she wasn’t so sure about me at first. I’m winning her over, though. I can be a patient guy when I have to be.
They call my sister a “Grouchy Old Lady” even though she’s not even six yet! I think she doesn’t look a day over four. It’s true she can be a little grouchy, but don’t tell her I said so. It’s okay, though. It’s because she’s been an only cat for so long, she doesn’t know how to be with other cats yet. I’m being patient with her, and she’s warming up to me. She is learning to be a great friend. We will play together, or enjoy a good sunbeam, and I make sure that she is never alone because she is scared of being alone. She doesn’t like our people to know about us becoming friends, though. If we are curled up together on the bed, she will run out as soon as she sees them. See! It’s not just me that likes to hide sometimes. One of our people did get a picture of us, though. I think it was because we were across the room, and Ms. Charlotte didn’t see her. We were watching something called “Cat TV.”
Anyway, I guess it’s time for me to go. I don’t want to leave Ms. Charlotte alone too long. I like to see everything she is doing because she is my very best friend. She won’t admit it yet, but I’m hers too. I’ll wait for her to admit it in her own time. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my life so far it’s that you have to be patient, and you can’t ever give up. No matter how hard things seem, you never know when they’ll turn around for you. Besides, I can tell she loves me, and that’s all that matters.”
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