Then in August, almost a year to the day he’d shown up at the city shelter, Abe caught the eye of the woman who would become his mom. She wasn’t really looking for another cat but after meeting Abe at the Van Nuys Petco, simply couldn’t get him off her mind. So she came to Perry’s Place to see him again.
We explained that his endearing snort was the result of long-term sinus damage but required no special accommodation beyond due diligence if he seemed under the weather. We talked about the importance of introducing him slowly to her other cats and ways to make that happen comfortably for all. And then when she asked if she could adopt him the following weekend, we said yes!
Hours after Abe moved into his Sherman Oaks condo, the photos started arriving. “He’s settling in!” Jeanne reported the next morning. A week later, the news was equally good – “The others have accepted him and it only took a couple of days. He wants to play…they’re not quite sure what to make of that, but I’m sure they’ll come around soon. They’re even able to share the bed.”
Now with the destination assured, Abe’s journey continues. “I have decided that I am changing his name,” wrote his mom last week, “…currently trying Joe or Joey to see if he likes it. Abe, to me, is an old man’s name and he is just so youthful.
“And he seems soooo happy to have a home!”