It’s CAT Stanley again. As you may remember, I am a rescue cat, which makes Adopt a Cat month very special to me. (In case you don’t remember, June is Adopt a Cat month.) I promised you before that I would tell you my story. So today I’d like to do that.
You already know that, these days, I’m quite a celebrity. I’ve even rubbed elbows with famous people like Betty White and I have the photo to prove it. But that wasn’t always the case.
My life started as a barn cat. You know, a cat that lives in a barn with horses or other livestock whose function is to keep the rodent population in check. Yep, my origins were pretty humble.
But something happened to me and my jaw got hurt. Actually, it got broken. I don’t honestly remember how it happened. I just remember that it hurt and I couldn’t eat very well.
Fortunately, right about that time, a rescue group decided to trap some of us so that we could be neutered/spayed. The idea was to perform the surgery and return us back to the barn. But when the staff at the hospital saw my jaw and realized how badly injured I was, that plan changed.
I had to have surgery to fix my injured jaw. For a while, I had to wear this horrible looking apparatus that consisted of stainless steel rods and pins that stuck out of my jaw. I’m told the purpose of this strange contraption was to stabilize the bones in my jaw so they could heal.
Fortunately, my jaw healed with time and, eventually, that weird contraption was removed. Now, I’m just as handsome as ever.
Of course, I never did return to that barn. I now live a life of luxury, lounging on my couch and doing cat things in my own comfortable home. I’m very lucky.
Because of my injury, I might have been considered a less adoptable pet. But, if I do say so myself, I’ve made a great pet for my human owner. I’m 100% certain she would agree.
Somewhere near you, there is another cat that is waiting for a good home. This is a good time to think about adopting a new cat, whether it be a less adoptable cat with a disability like me, a young healthy kitten, or an adult cat in good health. Visit your local shelter or rescue and find your purrfect match.