Our Beautiful Catty LaBelle
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.