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Our Beautiful Catty LaBelle

by Geneva
(Pikeville, Kentucky)

My what big eyes you have!

My what big eyes you have!

My what big eyes you have!

Sadie, our beloved feline of more than 15 years had just gone over the rainbow bridge. We knew we could never replace her but wanted to give another kitty a loving home.

I searched through Petfinder and up popped two big beautiful eyes. (although it was not the most flattering pic of her) but I fell in love with her story. Her previous mommy was elderly and had grown too sick to care for her any longer and had to go live in a nursing home.

Catty had been voluntarily surrendered by the lady's family because they could not keep a cat where they were renting. Catty was naturally confused and scared in the shelter and she kept to herself. She turned her back to the world and didn't flirt or charm the many visitors at the shelter. For 52 long days she stayed there. She was on the "act quickly" list when I found her.

My husband and I, both professional working people, each took a day off from work and drove three hours and two states away to bring her home. The shelter staff said that no one had ever even inquired about her in all the time she had been there. I think this is because she was so shy at the time.

Well she is not shy anymore. She is from the top of her head to the tip of her tail she is 39 inches (not counting her outstretched front paws. When she runs you can hear her coming before she gets here. She's big but not overweight. She is beautiful and loving without being clingy. We are busy spoiling her terribly and loving every minute of it. She is 10 years old and a senior cat (another reason others did not want her) but to us she is PERFECT. It wasn't until we got her home that we fully realized just how stunningly beautiful she is! Plus she is so loving and has impeccable bathroom manners. She is perfect for our home.

We thought we were rescuing her ...but, in truth, she rescued us. Meet our lovely Catty LaBelle.

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May 19, 2017
Your beautiful blessing! NEW
by: Beverlyna from Vancouver, Canada

What a wonderful inspirational story. I cannot imagine a life without a Maine Coon. My black Maine Coon, Noire (french for black) is 18 now and healthy. A Maine Coon's life expectancy is 22-24 years and when she does pass over the rainbow Bridge, I will adopt a senior cat. I am a 71 year old Senior and a kitten Maine Coon would outlive me. Noire is the most beautiful, loving, smartest cat that I have ever had. Life without one would be very lonely. May you have her for many, many years.

Aug 26, 2016
Beautiful! NEW
by: G. L. Garner

What an inspiring story. She's beautiful and I'm sure so thankful that you chose her to be part of your family. Many people look over the senior kitties, but they bring so much love.
Congratulations of your new beautiful kitty. She's lucky to have such amazing parents.
Bless you all.

Apr 22, 2016
Stunning gir NEW
by: Violet

You have a stunning girl with the most beautiful. Eyes. I am looking for a similar girl. However you won't find them in a shelter inSouth Africa. We are on long waiting lists and pay quite a bit for them. Have three. Enjoy her

Jan 31, 2016
Sweet Face
by: Grace

She is so pretty. I love those eyes.

Jan 30, 2016
What I think of your cat
by: JoAnn

Those green eyes are gorgeous. Very pretty cat!

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