I found this really beautiful calico cat through Lucky Paws Cat Rescue. I had been looking for another rescue cat because of Emmett, our other rescue cat. Emmett is the best cat anyone could ever hope for and I imagined a companion for him. I imagined the 2 cats snuggling together, chasing around and wrestling each other, posing in a sunny window together.
So we brought this pretty 3 year old kitty home. The kitty, who 10 minutes earlier was cuddling and purrring loudly in our arms, shot away from us the second we put her down in our home. We didn’t see her for 3 days. We had search parties with all our kids and their friends. We scoured every nook and cranny; it was if she evaporated into thin air. I thought , maybe ,she got out of the house and was on a journey back to her previous family, because she missed them that much. Her previous family adopted her as a kitten and when they had their own baby 3 years later, they lost interest in her. How sad is that? Worse, I was afraid she was going to die in our house and how would we deal with that tragic event? How would we explain that we rescued a cat to have her die in our home?
I guess hunger eventually causes the most timid to surface. She has been showing up once in awhile for some lovins and kibble. She hisses at poor Emmett who really doesn’t understand why the lady cat doesn’t find him as charming as we do. I guess we’ll just keep doing what we are doing and hope that she will grow to love us and be comfortable and cozy in her new home.