In the realm of rеscuе, there are a few things that are sad but true. Every day, cats of different ages, colors, and personalities are captured and rеscuеd from the streets. But that’s when the real work begins. With the fearful soul, you must be patient. You should aim to keep them alive as long as possible so that the transition from homeless to adơрtable cat goes as smoothly as possible. Then you have to locate the ideal family to accept them into their house. However, there are some felines for whom the public is always willing to ignore all other adơрtable cats. When adơрters start asking, “Do you have any Siamese cats?” alarm bells go off right away.
Chris Poole, also known as Cat Man Chris, has been watching a feral colony for years. They’ve managed to maintain a bunch of wild cats fed, healthy, and adơрtable by collaborating with a group of other committed feeders. It’s not just near a new construction site with potential hazards, but it’s also at a major crossroads. And, on the other side, a field with several stories of coyote hunting.\
But then he got a call from Christine, one of the caring ladies, who had seen a new face. And there was a colossal Siamese lad who was unconcerned about her. They assumed he had been âbаndơnеd or had escaped from his home as a result of this. He approached her fearlessly, pleading for pets and food.
He was starving and would devour everything she put in front of him. She also gave him catnip, which he enjoyed, solidifying their friendship.
Christine had little trouble fitting the sweet kid into a carrier the next morning, and he was on his way to a new home. He was scooped up by Cat Man Chris and taken to his “Catty Shack,” where he would be secure.
His giant heart-shaped Siamese polydactyl paws grabbed through the cage bars almost immediately, begging for attention.
With that, he was given the name Valentino as his first name.
Valentino was only going to be with Chris for a few days until he went to the vet and a foster home was located. Chris and his wife found it quite simple to sit and keep him company as he worked out his new life plan.
He tested negative for FIV/FeLV and no microchip was found, which was a relief. He, too, was just around a year old! However, the vet discovered that he had a tiny heart murmur, which is strange given how many “hearts” he has. Thankfully, they said it was a “2-3 out of 6” and that it might come and go.
Not only did his heart require a helping hand, but the family had just recently begun to recover from the loss of their pet cat. Life had finally stabilized after the loss, with a new baby and a new home, and they felt Valentino was the key to healing their wounded hearts.
He’s now known as Hemingway, a reference to the novelist Ernest Hemingway’s famed extra-toed Key West cats. His new humans’ fondness for the tropical islands pales in comparison to their newfound affection for him.
Valentino/Hemingway and his new family are to be congratulated! Thank you for caring for him and allowing him to wear his heart on his….sleeves? 3