By Casey Gayer
We took Harper home this summer after falling in love with him at the Washington Humane Society. We now call him Charlie. We truly believed he picked us!
He is such a joy. It’s been almost four months and he has really relaxed and changed so much. He is a talkative and snuggly boy with the funniest facial expressions and who makes us laugh with his unique personality. He will chatter away and make little bird sounds for as long as you like.
When we first brought him home, Charlie used to shake during snuggles, which had us worried. He doesn’t do that anymore, so we think the transition just made him a little anxious. He is so comfortable now and knows he is home.
All of his hair that the WHS staff had to shave off (when he was found, his long hair was matted) has grown back. He has also gained a few pounds, making him a very huge kitty now!
Our seven-year-old cat, Penny, took some time to warm up to poor Charlie. His patient personality let her growl and hiss, while he showed her unconditional love – from a safe distance! They’re finally friends and even sleep together and give each other the occasional bath.
When we adopted Charlie, we had recently lost our nine-year-old male kitty, Little Cat to cancer. It was heartbreaking and the hardest thing we’ve ever gone through. He was our world and really our first kid. We know he can’t be replaced, but we also know that we had the room and the love to give it to somebody else. So we decided to adopt again.
We love our Charlie!
Want to learn more about how to adopt from WHS or view our adorable adoptable animals? Visit the adoption page on our website at www.washhumane.org/adopt! Not ready to adopt? Consider sponsoring an animal!