An Extra Special Happy Ending: Isabel

Isabel is one of those cats that for whatever reason just had a run of bad luck.  But sometimes, it seems as though they are not unlucky at all…just waiting patiently for their perfect life.  Isabel, you could say, is the luckiest cat of all.
Isabel came to KittyKind around 6 years ago, she was a rescue and not much is known about her before that.  She was adopted into a home that was a good home but when the family had to unexpectedly take in a senior cat that had no where else to go, Isabel was not too happy.  And so, she was brought back to KittyKind.  It was quickly discovered then that Isabel didn’t do well in a cage.  She had a skin condition that would flare up and itch and cause her hair to fall out.  She was not a happy camper and was non too friendly to those trying to clean and care for her.  As KittyKind tries to do with all cats who don’t do well in a cage, she was placed into a long-term foster with the hopes of her being adopted directly from the fosters home (for information on more cats like this in need of their forever home please visit our Foster Care Favorite section on our website, www.kittykind.org).
Throughout the next couple of years Isabel was featured everywhere KittyKind could feature her but no one showed interest in adopting her.  See, Isabel wasn’t too fond of other cats and not too fond of people either.  She seemed most content to just be herself in peace and quiet.  So Isabel moved from long term foster to long term foster while KittyKind tried to no avail to find her her forever home.  Finally, it was time to give Isabel another shot at the adoption center, there was the potential of a sanctuary accepting her but KittyKind wanted to give her another shot at the adoption center.  Though she was much calmer this time around, after her skin condition flared up it was obvious she needed to relax again and that the sanctuary was probably her best option.  The only catch was that Isabel needed to live with cats at the sanctuary so that needed to be tested.  That’s when KittyKind volunteer Maria came to the resuce.
“Isabel came to Joe and I through a conversation I had with Miriam at the Whiskers in Wonderland Event last December. Isabel was coming back to KK after being in a long-term foster, and Miriam was concerned because Isabel does not do well at the adoption center. There was a potential opening at a sanctuary upstate, but first Isabel needed to be “tested” to see if she could live with other cats. Joe and I agreed to take Isabel on a temporary basis, to test her with our two cats. Five months later, we were smitten with her. Yes, she’s moody, and yes she’s not traditionally “cute,” but that just makes her more interesting! There is something incredibly endearing about Isabel that I can’t explain, but I really truly love her. As does Joe. And she seems to have accepted us as her family, letting us cuddle and hold her (on her terms, of course) and is always talking to us. She is such a chatter box! Each day the first thing I do when I get home is go into the bedroom (where Isabel is always lounging on the bed), and give her a big kiss on the head. It makes my day. So one day I said to Joe, “I think we should adopt Isabel.” His response was, “I kinda figured we already had.” And that was that, Isabel found her forever home. And we couldn’t be happier!”
Isabel has truly turned into the luckiest cat ever.  She found a loving home where not only does she live comfortably around her feline siblings and foster dogs, she found parents that understand and respect her for who she is.  Isabel was patiently waiting for them for years and now will get to live out the rest of her life in peace and happiness.
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