I have to admit it was with some trepidation as well as excitement that we drove to your Haven to choose a cat. We were very much looking forward to adopting a cat to love but there was such an unknown element about the cats we were to meet. It was also my first time to own a cat and I had no real idea what it would be like. But all I can say a few weeks later is that it has completely exceeded expectations.
found Jonathan in your Haven - a boisterous tabby of two years with
pure white socks and a chesty white mane. In his new home, we have called
him Isaac (as in Newton, first because of the intelligent manner in
which he adapted to our house, but later, as he began to show many silly
moments, the name became endearingly ironic).
We have enjoyed watching him leap into airborne positions to play with his patched pink mouse and bat around bouncy balls as if playing soccer. No cupboard has been left unexplored or un-rummaged-around with many thuds. For inexplicable reasons, he enjoys drinking shower water, watching you shower and waiting for you outside the bathroom door.
And he is completely perplexed by our wall-length mirrors, including the cat behind it who looks like him and walks like him but can never be found to play with. He has stood nose-to-nose with the cat in the mirror and meowed at it, trying to understand why it doesn’t meow back. He hasn’t worked it out yet and is puzzled by this on a daily basis.
the first night in his new home, he also impressed us with his immaculate
training. We were expecting a few initial 'accidents', but despite his
palpable fear and skittishness at being in an unknown house, he used
the kitty litter without being told from the very first night. But as
we should have known, as you later told us Ingrid: “What do you
expect? He’s one of my cats."
Ingrid, we have come to love Isaac, and he has come to love us. We particularly enjoy his many moods, ranging from indulgently sleepy, rambunctiously playful (which involves tearing around the house like lightning) to the 'I need to be alone' phase.
In turn, Isaac has taken to our home as if he has always lived in it. As you can see, he has found his forever home.
honest tips on the different personalities of each cat at your haven
helped us to pick just the right cat for us.
plan to contact you shortly to arrange to sponsor to another cat.
Haven, PO Box PO Box 323, Broadford 3658 Victoria.