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Woman Welcomes A Rescue Cat Into Her Home But Soon Finds Out Someone Isn’t Thrilled About Her

Woman Welcomes A Rescue Cat Into Her Home But Soon Finds Out Someone Isn’t Thrilled About Her

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Many cat parents hope to adopt a rescue cat, but sometimes they don’t realize how hard it can be to introduce a new cat to the one they already have. Dennis faced this situation when she decided to adopt Chou. Let’s hear what happened!

One day, Dennis came across a post about Chou, an eight-year-old rescue cat with a heartbreaking story. This poor kitty had been found in terrible condition and brought to a shelter, but sadly, her suffering didn’t end there.

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Chou had spent over six months at the shelter without a single adoption application, likely due to her age. Being small and timid, she was often bullied by other animals, causing her to lose hair on her ears.

Moved by Chou’s plight, Dennis knew she had to act. She contacted the shelter staff, who were thrilled to hear that Chou would finally have a chance at a loving home.

When Chou arrived at Dennis’s home, she quickly revealed her affectionate nature. She purred loudly and flopped over to expose her belly, signaling that she felt safe and secure.

very sweet cat laying down
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Chou’s behavior suggested that she was accustomed to human companionship. Perhaps this kitty was once someone’s beloved pet who’d been lost or abandoned, longing for the warmth of a loving home.

Dennis was delighted by how communicative Chou was, sharing in a YouTube video:

“I realized that no matter where I am or what I’m doing, she will communicate… She sometimes meows in her sleep and I’m like, ‘You were asleep how are you still meowing?’”

cat sleeping on a owner
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While Dennis was deeply moved by Chou’s immediate trust and affection, she faced a nagging concern. She already had another rescue cat, Tequila, who had been with her for thirteen years, and she worried about how Tequila would react to Chou.

Her fears seemed justified during their introduction when Tequila climbed onto a shelf and hissed at Chou, clearly unhappy with the new addition to their household.

While Tequila maintained her distance, wary and aloof, Chou continued to show her gentle, affectionate side. Dennis was now torn between her two furry companions, hopeful that time would ease the tension.

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As the days passed, Dennis’s attachment to Chou grew stronger. She was charmed by this cutie and wished to make her a permanent part of their little family. Yet, she remained cautious, prioritizing Tequila’s well-being, as she shared:

“I do want to ensure first that it’s good for Tequila. I’ve had tequila since she was a kid and it’s been thirteen years now that we’ve been together. I don’t want to stress her out a lot if she really decides that this is not right for her.”

cute cat laying on a rug
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However, Chou was determined to win over Tequila and secure her spot in the family. She would cleverly burrow under the sofa where Tequila often rested, subtly trying to share the space without imposing.

Chou knew that bed was Tequila’s territory, and she would choose sleeping spots that afforded her a perfect view of her standoffish friend, as Dennis explained:

“Choe’d always find these places that didn’t seem like the best sleeping spots in the house but it was the only place where she could have a view of the bed and feel like she’s there.”

Poor Chou obviously longed to be closer to Tequila but didn’t want to overstep the boundaries.

adorable cat sleeping
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Dennis hoped for harmony but didn’t want to force a friendship. So she quietly supported Chou’s gentle attempts to connect, hoping Tequila would come around.

Then, one morning, Dennis woke up to find both cats together on the bed. To her delight, Tequila seemed relaxed beside Chou, finally!

This heartwarming moment of change filled Dennis with joy. It was a promising sign of emerging acceptance and she was now more hopeful than ever that her two beloved cats would come to peace.

two cats on a bed
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Dennis’s experience with Chou shows that patience and understanding are key when merging furry friends. With dedication and a little bit of luck, we can create a harmonious home where all our furry friends can thrive together.

So, if you consider bringing a new pet into your home, remember to take things slow and be patient. Only then will you witness a beautiful furry friendship bloom!

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