It has been six years since I adopted a lovable orange cat named Squishy Bear. I just thought better late than never to check in and update you on the life of a cat, who I unfortunately could not conjurer up a more creative name for, so who remains the ever-fitting Squishy.
Squishy finally loved his way into my first cat's heart, a timid female one year his junior--Audrey. Life has taken us many places over the last six years, and this past year they moved to Europe with me. Squishy, the shelter cat from Elk Grove, is now a transatlantic cat of the world. He now maintains a close eye on the streets of Antwerp, Belgium from his second story window.
Squishy continues to be loved by all who meet him, and is still a complete ham. His signature move is to jump on a visitors lap, nestle up, wrap his arms around their neck, and give their chin a loving nibble..I don't have the heart to tell people he does this to everyone. So thank you for all you do, and for making sure this exceptional little character found a safe and loving home where he continues to melt hearts and has earned your namesake as a quite quintessential lapcat.
Sincerely, Talia Stough
It has been six months since we adopted Elsie. As you know, her adoption was questionable because she cried all day long. She would only be silent for small periods of time throughout the day. Since I work from home, I couldn’t concentrate or take phone calls. With some behavioral modification techniques given to us by our vet, Dr. Byam, plus patience and time, Elise has learned that work time is quiet time. She will always be our “Chatty Cathy” cat, but she has settled down a lot in the past month. In the last couple of weeks, her personality has really come out.
Hopefully, our success after a difficult transition period, will be an encouraging story for other adopters in similar situations. It’s amazing what time, patience and knowledge can accomplish. Brittany, thanks for all your help and encouragement the last several months.
Jill and Dave Boilard
P.S. Elsie is sleeping quietly on her cat tree while I type this email. I thought I would never see this day!