asleep on a shelf in the middle colony sat peyton. his fur, greasy and dirty, ears tattered from neighborhood fights, scars across his nose and the broad jowls that are a visible characteristic of a tom cat. his life on the streets may have made a mark on him, but his heart is full of hope.
i meet new cats each week during my shift at cat city, and each time, i am patient and slow, observing the body language and reaction which will tell me if i’m invited to get closer or if they need their space.
knowing that this boy had lived his life on the streets, seeing its mark on his face, i was drawn to him, wanting to give him the loving attention that he had missed out on until now.
not only did he allow me to pet him, he wanted me to. how could i resist. i sat down, patted my lap and over he came, he pushed his head into my hand and curled up in my lap.
it was hard to leave this boy, he just wanted love, he just wanted to curl up and stay in this peaceful place with snuggles and attention. peyton will be an amazing boy for his forever family. as of this post he is still available for adoption, you can see his details here
animals deserve to be loved and to know what it’s like to be loved. please spay and neuter, please keep your pets safe and happy indoors.