A shelter cat was so sad that he kept himself in the corner of his cage all day, but a woman took a chance on him and changed his life forever.
A ginger tom cat had been hanging around a neighborhood for quite some time. "One day (he) parked himself on someone's front porch and stayed there for about 6 weeks, until they decided they couldn't care for him any more," Tegan told Love Meow.
They brought the stray cat to the shelter. "He was there for about two weeks before I came in. I was actually there with my local roller derby team, to take some photos of the adoptable animals and do a sort of cross-advertisement with them. But within a few minutes I looked at him, so sad in his little cage, and I knew."
She requested to see the cat. "When they let me take him in the visitation room, he sneezed a few times. So I knew he was a little sick and I had to be the one to take him home and get him better."
"I'm so glad I did." She named him GusGus.
It was no surprise to Tegan why he looked so sad at the shelter.
"He had one of those kitty colds that they get at the shelter, and even a tapeworm... He was very sick and confused for a bit, from the stress of going to the shelter and then to a new home. We got all of that fixed up for him. He has been my little shadow around my apartment ever since," Tegan told Love Meow.
GusGus turned around within a few days. The sadness on his face went away for good.
In the days that followed, GusGus perked up and discovered his new found energy and confidence.
"He follows me everywhere, and loves laying on his favorite blanket (the red one in the picture) next to me on the couch."
He's become a joyous fluff ball, always begging for attention and love.
"He is such a lovable little goofball."
GusGus showing his happy paws after playing with a few mouse toys.
"This snuggly little goofball captured my heart almost exactly two years ago, and I've loved him ever since."
Tegan helped GusGus find happiness, now he returns the favor by giving her love and endless cuddles. "He has brought me so much joy."
"Sometimes he forgets he is blepping."
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