Stray Cat Crashes House Party, Tries to Get Partygoers to Take Him Home

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Keli came into our lives one cold February night while we were attending a house party with friends. Some of the guests were outside smoking and were hearing a very vocal cat lurking in the bushes.


Eventually, they spotted this half-grown brown and white tabby, who was really making his presence known. A little while later, this cat was going from person to person, begging for attention and maybe some food if there was some on the plate to spare.


The hosts mentioned that he had been hanging around their house for a couple of days and they had been leaving a bit of food out for him, but they didn’t know what to do about him. He knew, though, that he was ready to go to a forever home with one of the party attenders.


Later that night, he was still yowling around and still no takers. I then made up my mind to give him a chance. When I scooped him up and took him to the car, he just clung to me all the way home.

We took him to the vet and had him checked out, made arrangements for a neuter, and got his shots. It took nearly two months for him to lose that tomcat yowl.

He was my constant companion, always on my lap or on my bed, following me on walks, vocalizing all along the way. Keli preferred to be outdoors and once got attacked by a dog, who caught him by his hind leg. He managed to get away, but had a limp for a long time.


Keli always greeted me at the door when I came home, purring the instant I petted him, a very gentle, loving cat. When he was around 10, he suddenly developed a urinary blockage and, despite an operation, he wasn’t going to improve. I said my last tearful good bye as he slipped away in my arms at the vet’s.

I will always love that cat and miss his loud personality.

Story submitted by Wendy from Prince George, Canada.

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