July 4th 2013 6:27 pm
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Not only do I get to celebrate Independence Day today, I also get to celebrate my Gotcha Day!
In honor of my Gotcha Day, I thought I would share my journey. I was brought to Happily Ever After because my former family's home was being foreclosed on. They knew because I was an older cat that I would have a harder time getting adopted, so they wanted to bring me to a no-kill shelter (which Happily Ever After is!). I had a few of my siblings with me at Happily Ever After and one by one I saw them get adopted.
I went to a number of adoption events, but no luck. I then ended up being at Petsmart, where my new Mom and Dad (though they didn't know it at the time) volunteered every week. They got a chance to get to know me and I would sit on Dad's lap every week. Potential adopters would come and see me and fall in love with me, until my age came up. As soon as they found out I was 9 years old, they would decide they didn't want me. It was breaking Mom and Dad's hearts, though they kept resisting because of some silly 2 cats only rule at their condo.
After being at Petsmart for a while, Happily Ever After opened its own adoption center and I was moved there. I wasn't there for long, though! Dad brought his Mom to show her the adoption center and Dad picked me up and cuddled with me. Dad's Mom looked at me and said 'She's looking for you, this is your cat.'
A quick discussion in the car followed and Mom and Dad decided to bend the 2 cat rule (they say they have 2 types of cats - calico and tabby) and adopt me.
I'll admit that I'm still not crazy about Teebo and Callie, but we do have an understanding, and I love my new forever home.
That's a great story Rose! You're one lucky girl to have found such a pawsome and loving home! I'm not crazy about my furblings either - but it doesn't stop me from enjoying life.
Hope you had a great day!
Aww a good story with a happy ending, Miss Rose!! We're very happy fur you. And our Mom says she doesn't understand why so many people will not take in older cats! After all, we can live up to 20 years plus! So we're very glad that you found your wonderful pawrents! Enjoy them in your forever home!
Love, Fluffy & Alex (& Mom).