Pele is a timid cat looking for a special, understanding and patient home…
Now I have arrived at your home, everything is strange and I don’t feel good.
Do not feel impatient if I don’t sleep in my new basket. Yesterday I slept in the dirt.
Do not be terrified if I gobble up my food. Yesterday I had to do it to survive.
Do not get angry if I pee on your floor. Yesterday it did not matter.
Do not be sad if I am afraid of your loving hand. Yesterday I did not have one.
Have patience with me, it’s your world but not yet mine.
If I trust you, I can give you the greatest gift I have to give. MY HEART.
All I need is a bit of time to adjust.
Pele is a beautiful, gentle, wary soul who has made slow progress every day since he came to us 5 months ago.
Pele snuck into a cat trap that was meant for another cat, as soon as his rescuer put the trap down and turned around, there he was! He was really ready to be off the streets. He had to be neutered and have most of his teeth removed as they were completely rotten (he has the sharp front ones left). This doesn’t affect his eating and he enjoys both cat food and biscuits.
He was very distrusting of humans and wouldn’t dare come near us. His love for food eventually helped him to sit by us whilst he nibbles on treats and he went from only coming out for food, to running down the stairs to the sound of his food bowl when ever his automated feeder went off. He has the best hearing of any cat we have known haha.
He is very playful and enjoys the occasional zoomies, he LOVES his food and is also really starting to love being fussed. Especially his cheeks and chin!
Pele has chronic cat flu, but don’t let that scare you. He can often be sneezy and even has a bit of a runny nose at times, but he lives well with it as it is all he has probably ever known. It is currently in remission and this is because he is settled and healthy, it tends to flare up if he is stressed or his immune system is weak. It is because of his chronic cat flu that he needs to be an indoor only cat and the only one in the home preferably.
Pele would suit a home with no young children as he is really enjoying the peaceful chilled life. He is a really easy cat to be around once you gain his trust. In the 5 months we have had him, we have not tried to pick him up and he may never be a lap cat but he has such a beautiful personality. He has never been vicious, only hissing if you move too quickly or batting your hand away if he has had enough fusses.
Without being bias, Pele is one of the cutest cats we’ve had the pleasure of fostering. He truly deserves a loving home that doesn’t expect his love straight away. Once he lets you in, you’ll never want to let go 🙂