Why is Your Pet "Rescued (or Stray) and Unforgettable"?
It began with a phone call from The Crossings Animal Society. I agreed to foster Noogie. She joined my household as the fifth cat. I decided to give it a go and see how we would make out, with the thought of becoming her adoptive parent and her person over time.
It was slow going at first. She spent a long time totally living in my bathroom, behind a pet gate. At one point, I nearly made the decision to have her put up for adoption.
After more than six months, Noogie finally decided to step out and join her stray brothers and sisters. She started to explore more and more.
Noogie then decided that the bathroom was not big enough to spend her life in. So, the gate came down and, after a few hisses and snarls, things gradually became more and more comfortable. Not only have Noogie and I become friends, but she and her brothers and sisters have come to get along, too.
Miss Noogie now spends her time sleeping on my couch, while keeping a close eye on what is going on around the house. She shares her space by cuddling up next to whatever two-legged decides to join her. She loves it when company stops by and pays her some attention.
From time to time, Miss Noogie loves to check out my lap to see if it’s comfortable enough for a nap. But she usually decides that the couch is definitely her place.
After all, she is now one of the family. You see, I've adopted her.
Name of Rescue Organization or Shelter (or indicate "stray")
The Crossings Animal Society