Fairy Tales for Cats
You know that story where the lovely and pampered Cinderella is exiled to the back of the house when two more favoured sisters come along.
Picture the stunning white fluffy princess from the Dine commercials, sophisticated, elegant and stunningly beautiful. Sahara enjoyed all creature comforts of a pampered inside cat. Until two little people came along. Sahara was exiled to what was just a tiny balcony never to be allowed inside again. After several years of neglect Sahara arrived at Maneki Neko, matted and dirty, untouchable, her spirit completely broken. She had horrible breath due to an abscess and a collar so heavily matted that it had to be removed under anaesthetic. No wonder poor Sahara was such a grump, every time she moved her head it was like having her hair pulled.
Sahara slowly learned to trust her foster carer and was feeling much better after months of rehabilitation, and eventually has allowed her carer to gently pat her, and more recently even hopped up on the bed with two other foster kitties!
Sahara’s Cinderella story isn’t quite finished. She is looking for a very special servant to come along and restore her to her former regal lifestyle!
Not all of the cats that come into our care are cute and cuddly balls of fluff, nonetheless they are just as lovable in their own ways and deserve our love and attention to bring out their sweeter side! Most shelters would have given up on this lovely lady just like her old owners did. But we think she is just divine!
Article Credit : Celestine Eramo