MEOW Cat Rescue has some happy endings to report! After sharing dozens of ‘Pets of the Week’ stories these past couple of years, it was suggested that we let readers know…the rest of the story. What a great idea! Here is the first installment:
Monty. This big, beautiful boy was taken to the vet by his ‘owners’ earlier this year requesting that he be euthanized because he was very overweight and not properly grooming ‘back there’ anymore. MEOW Cat Rescue was asked to step in. Could they take this boy in, slim him down and try to find him a home? You bet they could!
Monty went to a wonderful foster home where he was put on a special diet and was enjoying some ‘feather wand aerobics’. Slowly, he began shedding the excess weight. After losing six pounds (a commendable amount of weight for a cat to lose!), he went to MEOW and was eventually adopted. This is what his human mom has to say:
"Monty is blossoming in his forever home. He is an affectionate, smart, well mannered gentleman who is adaptable to changing situations. Within a few days he settled in, finding spots in the house to call his own. He politely waits his turn to be feed, understands and obeys commands, responds quickly to the word "no", and uses his scratching posts. He loves looking out of all of the screened windows and doors in the house.
Being adaptable is important in our house as we often have visitors. Monty understands how to be hospitable, greets the visitor and usually gives them the gift of a cuddle and a purr. Monty loves the attention from the neighborhood children and lies still to be petted by them.
He is developing a friendship with the resident dog Eschucha Mae and they have begun to touch noses daily. Last week for the first time, they shared the sun spot on a lazy summer afternoon.
From the day Monty
arrived, he has slept with me. He tucks his head into my armpit and lays
lengthwise between my arm and body. That is now our nightly ritual. I get the
feeling that Monty could cuddle all day.
Monty now grooms himself
impeccably and takes pride in his appearance. He has dropped another pound
since he has been here and has only one more pound to go to hit his goal
"seasoned" cat is incredibly rewarding and far easier than waiting to
tame the cute but energetic kitten. While kittens are initially cute, they take
time to settle and can cause damage to furniture and play havoc on sleep
schedules. I am so grateful to the vet and to MEOW for saving Monty so he
could be my forever cat. He is a great company and we our proud to add this
sweet soul and kind gentleman to our family.
My family says that I always have the best pets. I pick them carefully and do not overwhelm them with rules. I whisper the house rules in their ears softly and repetitively for the first few months. The house rules are simple: come when you are called, use your litter box and scratching post. I find rescued pets to be incredibly loyal and eternally grateful. I encourage friends to adopt as there are "so many who wait, so many who wait".