Categories: stray cat

Stray went from the saddest cat to the happiest cat in a couple of hours

You may have heard of him; his name is Mister Bruce Willis. I’m told that he spent six years as an unloved, lonely stray cat on the streets during which he acquired significant health issues which is unsurprising bearing in mind the life he was forced to lead. His health problems included an eye injury, a feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection and chipped teeth. He has scars around his eyes which helped to make him look sad.

From sad to happy face. The change in lifestyle did it. He is now loved and secure. Photos: Instagram page of @mrwillisthecat

Yes, his appearance and experiences made him look incredibly sad but his character was amazingly sweet. The people at the Animal Humane Society Minnesota said that he was “the sweetest and most affectionate boy around”. Despite that he wasn’t able to find a forever home.

Then lucky for Mister Bruce Willis a kind person came along and her name is Sandra. She fell in love with him. She saw a poster of him on International Cat Day. She visited his shelter and wanted to provide him with a forever home. Unfortunately, she lives in an apartment and the lease didn’t allow it. She promised herself that she wouldn’t get too attached to Bruce Willis.

Meanwhile she continued visiting him at the shelter hoping that somebody else will find him adorable and provide a forever home for him. A month passed by with no takers so Sandra asked her landlord to make an exception for her to allow her to take him home. He gave way and agreed. Good for him.

She was very surprised but no doubt delighted. The next day she brought him home she said:

I brought him home the following day. He went from being the saddest cat to the happiest cat I’ve seen in only a couple of hours. He purred all night long and wouldn’t leave my side.

Mr Willis waiting sadly in the shelter before he was adopted by Sandra. Photo: his Instagram page.

He is all over the Internet by the way and I’m sure that he has delighted millions of people because he has gone from the saddest to the happiest cat and the photographic collage on this page tells you that this is no exaggeration.

He is still suffering from some health problems so he’s quite frail. He is also FIV positive but this disease is not the end of the road for a domestic cat. It can be dealt with with plenty of tender loving care which is exactly what Sandra is giving to him. She has her award: a handsome and happy male cat who loves her in return. He has a good life ahead and he deserves it.

Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

Recent Posts

Domestic cat defends her kittens with extreme aggression and courage

BAGCILAR, ISTANBUL, TURKEY: This is a video taken from a television screen of a community…

7 hours ago

5 reasons why black cats are less likely to be adopted

Despite Cats Protection reporting that their campaign to promote black cats has been successful and…

13 hours ago

Prospect of water resources drying up affecting dog and cat food manufacturing in US

Water resources are under pressure and it will get worse. Globalisation is putting pressure on…

17 hours ago

Will driverless cars mean less cats killed on roads?

We're not sure how many cats are killed on roads in either the UK or…

19 hours ago

Do cats have nine lives?

Of course they don't. It's just a saying based on the fact that cats are…

19 hours ago

Feline mindfulness: staying in the present

John Gray, the philosopher, says that we should not live in "an imagined future". The…

20 hours ago