This is the story of Pepa and her sister Meli!
“They are yet another example of what happens when an owner does not have a plan for their pets should something happen to them. It’s a story shelters hear time after time,” Amanda Smith of Camellia the Cat explained to Love Meow.
We all know what the odds are of senior cats ever getting adopted and to make matters worse, Meli had to be moved off the adoption floor due to fearful and aggressive behavior.
“Being guardian to a previously terrified girl I knew I had to get them both out of there,” Amanda added.
”After a couple of small hiccups, my husband was on his way to LA, a four-hour one-way drive, to give them their ride to freedom and a true forever home”.
“When we adopted them we found that Pepa was emaciated, had severe dental problems, and was severely matted”.
“She is also the most friendly, brave, loving cat I’ve ever known. Of all the cats I have loved, none has nose booped me at every greeting the way she does”.
”She will pop out of her bed when she hears us returning from a trip. We look in from an outdoor window and see her hurrying to the door to greet us.”
”Meli is still very scared. She is slowly getting more accustomed to us and is starting to slowly come out when my 9-year-old daughter feeds her, but not for anyone else,” Amanda said.
”Though it’s so easy to want instant results, we know that scared cats take time and patience. We are giving her both. Slowly, little by little, we are seeing her begin to become comfortable”.
“We will give her all the time she needs. That’s what family does’!
Read these characteristics which almost all cat lovers have in common:
INTROVERTED AND SENSITIVE
It’s the nature of cats that they are not friends with everybody, and the same trait can be seen in their owners too. Usually, they live alone and are happy with their independent lifestyle. They are introverts but are comfortable hanging around with other people. However, they would need some me-time to relax and recharge.
CAT LOVERS LEAN TO LEFT
It has been observed that people with liberal political leanings prefer cats over dogs. You might be a liberal dog lover or a conservative cat owner; if you’re a liberal, you love cats and vice versa.
CAT OWNERS ARE OPEN-MINDED
Five traits – conscientiousness, neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, and openness are often seen in most cat lovers. As compared to dog owners, people who have cats as pets are more open and therefore, have greater artistic creativity.
Just like their pets, cat lovers seek attention from people around them. They like to be the centre of all conversations. At times, cat owners rely on their pets for emotional support.
THEY RESPECT CATS MORE THAN ANYONE
Cat people respect cats more than humans, in general. The saddest sight for a cat lover is to see the animal on the streets without a home. Cat lovers are often seen making a special effort to rescue or rehabilitate homeless cats.