A feline who had been ignored at the shelter for an extended period of time finally found the perfect family.
When Francisca Franken of Germany resided with her parents, they had a cat named Joker, whom she adored. When she moved out, she was unable to take Joker with her due to the limited space in her small apartment which was not suitable for an outdoor cat. She knew Joker would not have been content.
After living without a cat for more than a year, Francisca made the decision to move into a larger apartment with a balcony, specifically so she could adopt a cat.
She hadn’t planned on adopting a cat right away until she stumbled upon a picture of an exotic shorthair cat named Bean on her local shelter’s website.
It was love at first sight, and Francisca quickly sent an email to the shelter expressing her interest in adopting Bean.
“When I saw her photo, I instantly fell in love. At first, I laughed because the pictures were so funny, and I had never seen a cat like her before,” Francisca reminisced.
Bean had a challenging life. She was discovered in an abandoned trailer park covered in battle wounds and suffering from multiple health issues.
The cat had an eye infection and struvite stones in her urine that could result in blockage. She had not been spayed, microchipped, or given medical care. The shelter rescued her just in time and saved her life.
Bean was put up for adoption after no one came forward to claim her while she was at the “Lost and Found.” Every day, she waited for someone to take her home. However, due to her unique face, which appeared both sad and a bit grumpy, she didn’t receive much attention from potential adopters.
The following day, Francisca received a call from a lady at the rescue who confirmed if Bean was indeed the cat she intended to apply for. Apparently, despite being listed on their website for over a month and being at the shelter for several, no one had shown interest in her before.
“The woman who called me seemed worried that I may have pressed the wrong button or misunderstood, and that I might not actually be interested in adopting Bean,” Francisca recounted. “I teared up at the thought of poor Bean not having anyone to love her, so I immediately scheduled an appointment with the shelter for January 8th. I was extremely nervous.”
Francisca anticipated meeting a 20-pound cat, but Bean surprised her by being a tiny kitty with the most adorable doe eyes. As soon as Francisca entered the room, Bean jumped off her bed and affectionately rubbed her face against her human friend. Tears streamed down Francisca’s cheeks as she experienced this heartwarming moment.
Francisca spent hours with Bean at the shelter and didn’t want to leave her there for another night. Similarly, Bean was captivated by Francisca and kept following her around, seeking attention.
Even though it seemed like a long shot, Francisca inquired with the shelter if she could bring the cat home that day, and they granted her request! They recognized how much she already loved the cat and had confidence in her ability to be a caring cat mom. The rescue even supplied her with a litter box, toys, and a carrier to take home.
Bean adjusted rapidly to her new surroundings.
“As soon as she arrived, she made herself at home. She lay down on the sofa and took a nap, as if the couch was the most comfortable thing she had ever encountered,” Francisca recounted.
After napping for hours, Bean began to venture out and seemed to express gratitude for finally having a place to call her own.
Each night, Bean would snuggle up next to her owner. She would even wait until midnight for Francisca to come to bed if she stayed up late.
During the initial weeks, Bean was quite attached, anxious that her human might leave her. However, over time, she realized she no longer had to fret about that.
“It was then that she finally embraced her inner diva, her ‘queen of the household’ mentality,” Francisca said.
During Francisca’s work-from-home days, she would sit next to the computer all day, even though her favorite spot was elsewhere. And when she left for work, Bean would climb up to the window and watch her until she was out of sight.
Bean adores the “Cat TV” by the window and relishes going on walks in a harness with her mom. The feline is playful, goofy, and affectionate.
The cat also gets excited for olives, always making a dash for them and trying to steal one or two whenever Francisca is eating them.
“She’s my everything and an absolute oddball. I can’t express enough how much I love her. Rescue works both ways. She helps me through the toughest days,” Francisca said.
“She went through so much and is finally home, receiving the love she deserves. I can’t imagine my life without her. She is so unique and wonderful. I’m thrilled that she chose me to be her mother.”
Rewritten Source: https://mypositiveoutlooks.com/woman-adopts-cat-overlooked-at-the-shelter-for-months-bean/