by Finn Frode
Snehvide – white as snow and black as ebony
All children should at least once during their childhood experience the fun and joy of raising a kitten. That’s probably one of the reasons that the shelter kittens have less problems finding new homes than the grown ups. Allow me to put in a good word for the latter…
Six months ago we found our Snehvide (Danish for Snow White) at an animal welfare shelter. Her estimated age was about 9 years which actually was a lot older than we had aimed for.
She had ended up at the shelter because her owner “could not take care of her anymore” as they said. Whatever that meant we never found out, but one thing is certain – somebody in the past has cared a lot for her and raised her to become a real good cat. Cats like that do not come out of nothing!
The shelter had fed her for about 4 months and we got her for $ 100. Considering she had been vaccinated and neutered that was a real bargain – we usually have to pay more just for crossing the veterinarians doorstep. 😉
She is affectionate, playful and well-behaved in all ways. Always uses the litter box without any ‘accidents’. Accepts that human dinner time does not involve herself. Gracefully moves around the plants on the windowsill without ever turning them over. Despite her age and chubby stature she is fast as lightning when it comes to catching the feather wand. She is curious about everything and obviously enjoys our company.
A cat like that really deserves a good home in her old age and we’re very happy to have found her. I’m sure there are many more like her, so if you ever consider getting a shelter cat, don’t forget about the elderly.