Cherry was found by a good Samaritan on the street, with a severely injured pelvis and leg. With the assistance of KK volunteer Sonia P., Cherry underwent a major amputation and was nursed and nurtured by Sonia until she was ready for adoption. Her story generated a lot of attention and interest, and she was adopted into a wonderful home, to join animal loving humans and a less enthusiastic resident cat, Maui.
Cherry and Maui are getting along great! She started off with some “wild-ish” behaviors (like not liking to be pet for very long), which I attribute to her being outside for a while. But she’s been following Maui’s lead and is getting more lovable by the day. As I told you, Maui is a very sweet cat so it is good that she’s modeling herself after him. She lets me comb her and cut her nails because she sees that Maui lets me do it.
For Christmas, I made a tree just for them with cats toys and these shiny tinsel balls so they could enjoy getting the “ornaments” off the tree. I’ve attached a photo of that too.
I think they are in the dating phase of their relationship. Maui is definitely not the same with her as he was with his littermate. He is so incredibly patient and indulges in her whims. Sometimes they just sit across from each other, stretch out and stare at each other. They are definitely smitten with one another. In time, I will have more pictures of them together, as they sit closer and closer together everyday. So I expect hugs eventually, but they’re taking it slow.