Our beautiful Zelda with the exceptionally round, unusually-hued fluorescent green eyes is one of our extra special babes who needs an extra special home with extra special people to love her and protect her.
We don't know Zelda's story before the first week in January when we took her from the county shelter, where she was hiding in her litter box and refusing to make eye contact. It's clear that she's been abused. Zelda flinches from hands, runs and hides from the broom, and takes days upon days upon days to begin to feel even slightly safe in new and different surroundings.
But we're making progress... Zelda wants love and affection. She's just afraid that those hands that express love might have other motives. I'm learning how to approach her for petting. She is learning how to accept it. I won't sweep in her presence. She is learning how to exist in a room with a broom. And during the past couple of days, miracles! Zelda freely leaves the bedroom which has been her sanctuary and looks for attention. She sits in laps and on sofas and walks around the house like she might actually belong and feel safe here.
And when Zelda is feeling the love...
You get the tongue.
"There's really nothing wrong with this."
"THERE'S REALLY NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS!"
It's rather endearing, if you want to know the truth.
And this is where I do something that I don't usually do and ask for help in finding her the perfect home. If you're in the midwest (or better yet... Michigan) and you know of someone who has room in their heart and their home for a sweet, gentle, quiet, and loving three-year-old kitty who will think the sun rises and sets with you... please share our girl's story. She loves quickly and will attach strongly to a kind and patient person who is willing to take the extra time to get to know her.
Just passing through...
Meet Cole. He's only here for a few days, which is a good thing because Simba is none too happy to have another male cat roaming free in his house. While he's here, Cole has made it his mission to lay on every pile of clean laundry in the house. He's almost done ;-)