Another ASPCA success story to melt your heart

@Katlady2 (9925)
United States
August 31, 2007 10:49am CST
I'm sure a lot of you have joined the ASPCA site and receive their weekly newsletter. But I couldn't resist sharing this one with you, and with those of you who don't receive it. Here's the link to the page itself where the story is located, so that you can go and check out the absolutely gorgeous kitty: http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=media_newsalert083107#2 The Royal Treatment Nicole McMahon remembers the exact day her family adopted Sheba from her local shelter. “The woman at the front desk walked us into the back room,” Nicole recalls, “and the most beautiful cat I had ever seen stared up at me.” Nicole proceeded to give Sheba a good petting, and the kitty showed her appreciation with a special kind of purr. “It was unlike anything I had ever heard before,” says Nicole. “It sounded almost like a turkey!” When the McMahons brought Sheba home, they learned quickly that she would need some adjustment time. “She hid in the closet for almost two weeks,” says Nicole. “And when she came out, she just spun in circles and chased her tail.” The family realized their next step was to let their newest member know that she was loved unconditionally—and thus commenced the royal treatment. “When Sheba decided that my new down jacket would make a cozy bed, it became hers permanently, and I had to buy a new winter coat!” Nicole recalls. “And in the middle of the night, when she'd jump on the bed with a loud meow and drop her toy mouse on my face, I'd get myself up to play catch with her.” After a few months of being treated like a queen, Sheba stopped hiding in the closet and began to join the McMahons in their bed at night. The lady of the house is now 14 years old and can still jump three feet high to catch her toy mouse. “I think part of the reason Sheba has stayed so healthy and active in her senior years is because she knows how much she’s loved,” says Nicole. “We hope to have many more years with our queen. And yes, she still does the turkey purr—when she’s really content.”
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
4 Sep 07
Aww--what a nice story here...turkey purr?? That's a new one on me...I've had some real loud purrers myself...the two babes I have now though don't purr loud, but they do purr...especially my Pyewacket...but he is such a ham....he just soaks in all that attention I give him and that he demands from me! LOL
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
4 Sep 07
I think what she calls a "turkey purr" is what I call a "meow-purr" with my cat Fluffy. It sounds like she is meowing and purring at the same time, and it gets really loud sometimes! LOL Pyewacket sounds like my cat Nemo....any and all attention gets soaked up like a sponge by him. He's just way too spoiled!
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
4 Sep 07
WE wouldn't have it any other way though..would we? LOL
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
4 Sep 07
Nope! And neither would they! Hahahaha
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
31 Aug 07
what a very warming story,i think animals always know when they are truly loved and thats why they seem to live longer and show more respect to their owners because we treat them and love them like they were one of us.the more love the better the results.so nice,thanks.pattie
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
31 Aug 07
Yes they do. Why do you think mine are so darned spoiled? LOL Thanks hon.
• United States
31 Aug 07
yea mine too,and i didnt even had him that long yet and he already took over my rocking chair lol.
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
14 Sep 07
It's great to see where a homeless pet finds a good home. Thank you for sharing this. AT PEACE WITHIN ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
15 Sep 07
Yes it is. Thanks hon.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 07
Awwwwww that is so sweet I am so glad that there are still People like that about that care and give them love
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
31 Aug 07
I am too. Thanks hon. HUGS!