Stray Cat Who Loves to Share People’s Pastries Charms Her Way Into Forever Home

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Seven years ago, I had started working at a call center. A bunch of us would go to the Shipley’s Donuts next door and get kolaches and eat them in the parking lot. There was always this young cat that would hang around, and we would give her pieces of our kolaches.


After a few weeks, I started to wonder if she needed a home. She never left the parking lot and would sleep under the cars. I had just moved in with my boyfriend (now husband) and his parents, and they seemed fine with me bringing the cat home… if I could catch her.


His mom gave me a small kennel, and I brought it with me to work the next day. I had planned on searching for her as soon as I got off of work. When I got out and headed towards my car, that little cat was sitting underneath my car waiting for me. It’s like she knew I wanted to take her home!


She was a little wary of the kennel at first, but she was easily lured in with some leftover lunch meat from my sandwich. After I got her home, she made herself comfortable without any trouble at all! We named her Zoey.

Shortly after, I took her to the vet to get her checked out. The vet told me she was about a year old and had no surprises. Oh, except that she was PREGNANT! She gave birth to three little girls. I named them Ariel, Belle and Jasmine. We kept Ariel and gave Belle to a friend. Jasmine went to my sister-in-law and turned out to be a male! He is now called Jazz Man, haha! Today, Zoey is still doing great. We call her Mama Kitty now. She has developed cat asthma, but is otherwise a happy cat!


Story submitted by Emily Rounding from Santa Fe, Texas.

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