Sheba—a new generation
I adopted Sheba in September from the Wayne County Humane Society. I had recently lost my 16 year old cat to cancer, and had one very lonely 17 year old cat left at home. The house seemed pretty empty and quiet.
I haven't had a young kitty at my house for quite some time so I thought it would be good for both me and my senior kitty, Oreo, to have a young companion.
I tried to stay away from very small kittens because I knew they could be extra "active" and I thought it might be too much stress on my Oreo.
I looked at several locations over a period of time. I saw lots of very nice cats but none of them seemed like the right fit for me at the time. Finally at the PetsMart location in Webster one night I asked if I could visit with a couple of the cats while they were playing.
The first cat I went to was Sheba and she starting purring as soon as I picked her up. She wasn't a bit shy or frightened by a stranger. She was 8 months old, playful, curious, and very affectionate. Her coat felt like silk—she was so soft and cuddly, and I even loved her name! I played with a few other cats, but went right back to Sheba. She has now become a part of my family and fits in perfectly.
My compliments and thanks to the staff and volunteers at HSWC for taking such good care of Sheba, both physically and emotionally. She has really filled an empty spot in my heart and is a true delight. My cat that just passed away was also an adoptee from HSWC that I'd had since 1993.
I felt this was the best way I could honor her memory was to give another shelter cat a loving and safe home. Hope she is purring from heaven...