“After the death of our 17-year-old cat in January, we looked at the Furry Friends’ adoption website,” explains Alison.

“Darrell and I were immediately attracted to the photos of Ghost, a young Russian Blue, but he was bonded to an orange tabby kitten named Cheese. We talked it through and decided we could easily expand from a one-cat household to a two-cat household.

“We contacted Ghost and Cheese’s foster mom and arranged to meet them. We were a good fit for each other and brought them home once Cheese had completed all of his shots. Since they already responded to their names, we decided to keep them.

“Ghost, who seemed shy when we met him, took to our house and our laps right away. Naturally curious, he enjoyed exploring his new space immediately. Cheese, who is generally more outgoing, sat under the couch for several hours before he decided everything was okay.

“Since the day they came to their forever home, they have become even more confident and affectionate. They are both lover boys who purr loudly and we absolutely love it! They love to run up and down our long hallways and wrestle with each other. Ghost, our gentle giant, loves chasing the laser pointer and watching birds from the windows. As for Cheese, the world is his toy! There isn’t anything he won’t play with. We call him our little troublemaker.

“They came to us at a difficult time as a family member was at the end of their life. They provided us with much needed cuddles and love, and we’re so very grateful. We look forward to a long and happy future with them.”


Furry Friends Fur-Ever Stories are compiled and written by Nomi Berger who is the bestselling author of seven novels, one work of non-fiction, two volumes of poetry, and hundreds of articles. She is a volunteer writer for Furry Friends in Vancouver, WA and also volunteers her writing skills to animal rescue groups in Canada and the USA. She lives with her adopted Maltese named Mini.

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