The feline playfully tumbled in front of the kind-hearted individuals who welcomed him into their home following several years of roaming the streets.
Chubby Hubby, a male cat, had been living on the streets of a small town for several years when people started to notice him. He was called a “man about town” because he was fed at different homes and had become a familiar face in the area. Unfortunately, he was found in bad condition earlier this year after being caught in a rainstorm. He was soaked, had multiple wounds, and was limping. The Exploits Valley SPCA took him in for treatment. Despite his nervousness, the staff was able to gain his trust quickly.
Once Hubby gave in to the idea of being petted, he underwent a noticeable transformation and became much more at ease. A generous supply of treats and a chance to catch up on some much-needed rest did wonders for his disposition. Now, he eagerly greeted visitors with little chirps and rumblings, hoping to snag some attention and a tasty snack.
The furry creature was prompt in showing his affection by purring and devouring his snacks with utmost enthusiasm. His unique meowing sound was so adorable that it was impossible not to fulfill his every request. However, his right hind leg had a previous injury that had naturally healed, resulting in a slight limping gait. According to the husband, this only enhanced his overall persona, making him more deserving of extra treats.
Katherine, a compassionate volunteer at the rescue center, learned that Hubby required a foster home and felt compelled to assist. Upon bringing him back home, she provided him with ample space in her spare room, complete with a comfortable queen-sized bed. As Hubby had primarily lived as a tomcat, Katherine anticipated that his transition would require patience and gradual adjustment.
In no time, Katherine realized that her spouse had a particular way of wanting to be pampered, and the secret to his heart was through delicious cat snacks. “He preferred it if I waited for him to decide when he wanted affection before he came over to cuddle up against my arm or leg.”
My spouse has grown to like his foster family and become more comfortable with their company over time. He no longer flees when they come to the door and instead greets them warmly. He’s figured out that if he makes enough noise, someone will come to give him some love and attention.
After spending years outside, enduring all kinds of weather, Hubby’s coat was in a sorry state. But two months into his time in foster care, Katherine decided to give him a brush. She wasn’t sure how he would react, so she braced herself for the worst. However, to her delight, Hubby absolutely loved it. He even rolled over and purred contentedly as she brushed him. It was clear that he was thoroughly enjoying the attention and care. By the end of it, Hubby’s coat looked better than ever.
Katherine recounted how her feline friend sought comfort by kneading her hand with his paw. Despite his occasional vocal and opinionated behavior, Hubby’s cattitude never stops him from offering the sweetest cuddles to those who take the time to sit next to him.
My husband’s transition to becoming an indoor cat has been quite remarkable. I’ve noticed that his unique personality is now shining through more than ever. He seems particularly fascinated by the bathroom and all its contents. I’ve given up on having any privacy since he insists on following me in there and closely observing my every move.
One of my favorite things about my furry friend is how attentive he is. He loves to watch the toilet water swirl down the drain and even keeps a close eye on my son while he takes a bath, often standing on the edge of the tub with his two paws. Despite my husband’s leg injury, our furry companion still moves around with ease, jumping on and off the bed and tackling stairs without any issues. It’s clear that he’s a valuable member of our family!
“My husband proves that stray cats can learn to trust and love. With patience and support from someone who believes in them, they can overcome their struggles and embark on a journey of healing together.”