Knowing that her cat would have to find a new home, a dying woman wrote a touching letter to her cat's future owner.
If you knew that your cat was going to a new owner, what would you want to tell them? One dying woman wrote a letter to her cat's future owner, explaining a bit about her cat and what makes her so special.
After the woman passed away, Susie, a beautiful orange cat, was taken to a Maryland animal shelter in May. The woman's son was forced to bring the cat in because his rental wouldn't allow cats.
As Susie began to settle into the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, staff turned to the woman's letter to learn a bit more about the cat and her history.
According to the owner's letter, Susie was shy, but she and her owner had lots of good times together.
The letter begins:
"Dear Friend, Thank you for adopting my friend, Susies. She was one of three cats in a litter. Novermber 15, 2010 is her approximate birthdate. She moved in with me on December 1, 2010.
Susie is unusual but I enjoy her company.
She is a good snuggler but she likes to be the boss. She spends much of her time on my bed but I always seems [sic] to know where I am. I hope you enjoy Susie as much as I have."
Susie was quite shy, and shelter staff worked to help her become comfortable in her new environment while she waited to be adopted. She also needed a home which could understand her being shy and which would give her time to come out of her shell. Susie definitely needed a special adopter.
But don't worry - this story has a happy ending. Susie was adopted fifty-five days after arriving at the shelter, and the woman who adopted her has experience in working with shy cats.
Susie is safely in a new home, and it sounds like that new home is a great fit.
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