I’d had male cats as a youngster, so I was looking for one as an adult. At the shelter, I had seen a beautiful gray 3-month-old kitten and thought, “He’s beautiful.” Then I was told he was a girl and spoken for. Oh, I thought, and continued on, only to hear that the adopters changed their mind because of a hernia, which is normal in kittens, and some visual impairment.
How could you not want this precious little baby angel because of this? They didn’t deserve her, I thought. I went home, got my apartment kitty ready, and brought my love, my baby Sheashea, home the next day. Never thought I’d get a female cat, and a Russian blue – much different than the male marmalades I’d had!
She had been rescued from a hoarder and within two years, went deaf and blind, though you wouldn’t know it because she is just that smart! She feels the vibrations as I walk and talk and knows where I am and where everything is. She is playful, sweet and loving, and I hope she is as happy with me as I am with her. I couldn’t imagine her with anybody else.
I take her everywhere with me. Everybody who meets her falls in love with her. Forget it when we go to the vet – they can’t stop petting her! I love how she sniffs the air in the warm weather when I am holding her safely in my arms. In the future, I would definitely adopt a special needs pet. I love my baby girl to the moon and back and wouldn’t give her up for anything in this world.
Story submitted by Daniela from New York, New York.
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