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Bindi, my sweet tuxedo cat, had recently passed away. I knew at some point I would be making a trip to AVHS to pick out a kitten, but wasn't quite ready. Then in July of 2013 my granddaughter was visiting, and I thought she would enjoy helping me "look". We headed to the Sunshine Shelter and fate, in the form of Joni McCoy, stepped in.
Joni knew about Bindi, and knew I was partial to tuxedos. She told me about Rocket, a little kitten she was fostering. Rocket had a rough start to life, having been found along the highway with a severe case of "road rash" on his face. One of his eyelids was damaged; he was scheduled for surgery to attempt a repair. Joni told me that despite his sad story, he was full of spunk. She believed he was the cat for me.
So sight unseen, I committed to adopting that little guy. I told Joni to keep me informed of his progress. When he was ready to go home in August, I rushed to Sunshine and met Rocket for the first time. He was scrawny and had a droopy eyelid, but there was no disguising his playful personality.
Rocket is now one of four cats that share my home. His favorite activity is stalking empty toilet paper rolls, which he parades around the house while giving a victory meow. His droopy eyelid only shows when he first wakes from a nap - it just adds to his distinctly quirky personality. Nothing in life has slowed my lanky little Rocket down. I am proud to be his human mom.