Purrfect Ending Story:
Moochie stole our hearts the moment we laid eyes on him. After the passing of our beloved cat, Serena, my husband, daughter and I drove up to the main shelter to donate her extra food and medicine. We were kindly offered a tour of the shelter, but were so distraught, we couldn’t bear to even look at the Purrfect Pals kitties. That is, until we saw Moochie through the glass window.
My husband and daughter commented that he must have just woken up from a nap because his eyes were still closed and he looked groggy. We were told, “He’s not groggy, he doesn’t have any eyes.” We listened to his story and our hearts broke for him. During an especially cold and snowy winter, Moochie had been roaming the streets nearly blind in search of food to survive. He was skin and bones and his eyes were irreparably damaged by a tumor, detached retina, glaucoma and an infection. Thankfully, he was brought to Purrfect Pals by a good Samaritan, and because every cat matters at Purrfect Pals, they performed life-saving eye removal surgery on him.
After hearing his story, our hearts opened and we had to meet this intrepid little survivor. Moochie was so trusting and receptive to love, in spite of everything he had been through. He even had his very own seeing eye cat buddy (!) named Solomon, who took Moochie under his paw and would escort him to his food, water, and the bench where they napped together. (Sadly, sweet Solomon was too sick for adoption.)
We left Purrfect Pals with our hearts still too broken to adopt another cat and went away for a spring break vacation the next day. While on vacation, I couldn’t get Moochie out of my mind. One week into our vacation, I got up the nerve to broach the possibility of adopting Moochie with my family. My husband’s exact words were, “I was wondering when you were finally going to bring this up! Yes! I haven’t been able to stop thinking about him either!” I called Debei at Purrfect Pals and begged her to save Moochie for us until we returned. I just knew we were the right family who was meant to give Moochie the love-filled life he deserved.
Once we adopted Moochie, he “mapped” our house very quickly and now navigates his way around like a trooper. He is very spoiled, and even eats his meals in our bed. After he eats, he has a ritual of climbing on top of us like a mountain goat, purring happily and smacking his lips to clean off the WET cat food from his mouth, which is precariously positioned right over our faces. This often does not end well for us. And every night, he cuddles up right next to us all night long. We are completely smitten. We will be forever grateful to Purrfect Pals for saving Moochie’s life and not giving up on him. We cannot imagine our family without him. We cherish him every single day.