Chevon is a 7 year old, very overweight girl who came to us way back at the end of March. She was not happy, did NOT get along with any of the other kitties & rarely left her cage when volunteers came in to care for the kitties. She would growl & grumble at the other kitties & volunteers. We were all getting concerned that she would have a very hard time finding her forever home. Not only was she an older kitty, but she was very overweight & her attitude was not exactly friendly. None of which made her a prime candidate for adoption.
After a couple of months, she finally began to come out of her cage more & more. She quit growling at the other kitties (except for Benji, but that’s another post). When we got some kittens in for an adoption event in June, those that weren’t adopted over the weekend stayed with us. She began to watch them play from a perch on the cat tree. Then, miracle of miracles – she began interacting with them!
The Wednesday morning volunteer – Sheri – called me one day to tell me she watched Freckles (a 5 month old kitten) go into her cage & start eating her food (none of us can figure out why, but all the kitties try to eat her diet food – really?). Sheri held her breath waiting for Chevon to flip out & chase him out of her cage. But she didn’t. She licked him on top of his head instead!
It was truly a turning point for Chevon. Every time, almost, a volunteer came in to let the kitties out to play, Chevon would join them. We all were so happy & relieved to see her finally become the sweet kitty we knew she could be. She would sit on the second shelf of the cat tree (amazing she could jump that far!) & watch the kittens play. Sometimes, she would play with them or by herself – which she had never done before. She began letting some of the volunteers brush her & clean her in places she couldn’t reach because of her size.
Chevon has finally found her forever home with one of our sweet volunteers – Mindy! YAY!
Mindy took her home Friday evening to be a companion to Lily, who she adopted from TLC at our location about 5-6 months ago. Mindy’s family recently lost their 15 yr. old FIV+ kitty & now Lily ( AKA Precious) is all alone. She sent pictures of “The Queen” – LOL~!
SO HAPPY FOR CHEVON!!
Enjoy your new forever home sweet chubby girl!
ALL OUR LOVE GOES WITH YOU!