There is a beautiful match up here between rescue cat and adopter. The story comes from the Bridgend branch of Cats Protection in South Wales.
Arlo’s hydrocephalus (water on the brain) is congenital (present at birth) we are told, which causes a slightly misshapen head. So he looks a bit different with his head and his right eye but he was declared healthy and all he needed was a good home.
It’s wonderful that a good home arrived. Maybe it is karma. He was born with a defect (or defects) but has found just the guardian he needs; Davy, a social worker for children with disabilities. He was thinking about adopting a cat. He lives in a rural cottage. In Wales that must be very quiet and ideal perhaps for a cat to explore. I don’t know if he plans to let Arlo outside unsupervised.
Davy was encouraged to adopt Arlo by friends. I guess they saw the symmetry in the adoption. A guy who helps kids with disabilities who is ideally qualified to do the same for an adorable cat.
Davy visited Arlo and the more or less made an instant connection we are told:
He approached and gave me a lick, and I took that as a sign that we made a match. Just the first glance of him made me fall in love.
Arlo is great little cat with an excellent character. And Davy is a excellent bloke with an excellent character too. They are made for each other. It seems that Arlo sensed that when they met.
Cats Protection is a major cat rescue organisation in the UK who use a huge network of foster carers.
MORE ON DISABLED CATS (ALTHOUGH I DON’T THINK ARLO IS DISABLED AS HE DECARED HEALTHY). HE MAY HAVE SOME OTHER CONGENITAL DEFECTS NOT SPECIFIED. THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE DISABILITY SYMPTOMS: