We had just finished fostering a puppy for a rescue group when I wanted to actually rescue an animal. Fostering the puppy was very hard on me since only two months prior, I had to let go of my beloved Chloe, my samoyed. Naturally, I wasn’t really in the market for a dog. We had three cats, and I was more looking in that direction. I met the cats in my rescue group but no one really spoke to me, so I went to a shelter I help with occasionally.
It was the first time I had seen this cute little girl named Lady Jane. To my surprise, she had been with the shelter since 2011. It was January 1, 2015. Of all the cats, she took to me the best, and knowing how long she had been without a home, she was getting one for New Year’s.
When I got to the counter to fill out the paperwork, I found out why. She had an intestinal disorder that made her diarrheal. When asked if I could accept that and be okay with the occasional clean up outside the box, I said yes. I can only think she knew she was meant to be with me because I have Ulcerative Colitis, which gives me some similar symptoms. She had almost been adopted several times, but everyone backed out when they heard about her problems.
She fit in well at home. She has a bit of a strong “I’m going to do what I am going to do so better deal with it” attitude, which resulted in two of our previous cats accepting her fairly quickly. The other kitty came along thanks to Jackson Galaxy’s Spirit Essences, Nature’s Miracle Calming Spray, and some Feliway plug-ins.
Little Lady Jane loves to get pets and be brushed and overall is just glad to have a nice warm home she can call her own. I’m glad my little furball picked me.
Story submitted by Jason from Crystal Lake, Illinois.
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