“When I adopted Scooby (formerly Casanova) from Furry Friends, he was extremely shy,” says Leonette, “but he grew comfortable here quite quickly. He now walks happily around the house and doesn’t hide any more when guests visit.
“The reason I changed his name to Scooby is because he’s kind of a funny, goofy little cat with a cute skip when he runs. Although he still has a touch of his original shyness, he loves being petted and held, and he most definitely purrs!
“He doesn’t pal around with my other cat, however. At the beginning, their relationship seemed promising because my other cat was very interested in being near him, but Scooby didn’t want any part of it. So I have to keep a close eye on them to make certain that they get along.
“Being an older cat, Scooby may sleep a lot but he’s very perky when he’s up. You’d never know he was ‘old’ given the way he gets around and the way he plays with a catnip toy. Then, once playtime’s done, both cats sleep together in my den.
“I’m certainly glad to have Scooby as part of my household, giving him the comfort and peace he never had as a stray.”
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.