Monty was a sad little guy when he was rescued. He was placed into several foster homes and seemed to have trouble adjusting. Our experienced foster Mom Michelle M. took on Monty and loved and nurtured him for a year. During the year, two potential adopters came to meet him and on both occasions Monty headed for
the hills and hid under the foster Mom's bed and wouldn't come out. It's always a sad moment for any foster parent when you have to dig a unhappy cat out from under the bed. "How will Monty ever find a Forever Home?"
Until one day...
Bernice called the rescue line and was interested in adopting Monty. As an adoption screener you want to give people an accurate picture of the cat. So I was thrilled that Bernice wanted to meet Monty!! Understandably, Bernice wasn't sure
about our orange boy. But Monty was sure about HER! He came over to her and stretched out on his side. "Pick me! Pick me!" Monty seem to exclaim. Bernice took Monty home and we held our collective breaths that it was a Forever Home.
The next day Bernice wrote to say how much she had loved him. After all that time, Monty flourished and we could once again breathe.
One of the greatest moments of my cat rescue "Career" is receiving a video of our "sad little boy Monty". A very thoughtful adopter sent Michelle the following video and with her permission I'm posting it here.
Many hugs and thank you's to Michelle and to Monty's new Mom "Bernice" for giving Monty an opportunity to know love again.
You make my life meaningful.