From the time she was a tiny kitty, Paisley lived as an indoor only cat with an elderly man, his Great Dane, and another cat named Dolly... and Dolly was more like a mother to Paisley than a house-mate.
Paisley was a little over a year old when her owner passed away and a friend of the family let Paisley and Dolly live in their outdoor enclosure. Even though it wasn't the same as getting all of the affection they'd received as indoor kitties, their basic needs were met, they were safe and had each other... That was their life for three or four years until about three months ago when Dolly unexpectedly became ill and was euthanized, at which point Paisley became very lonely. That's when LapCats stepped in to help find Paisley her perfect home ... and when I say perfect, I mean purrrrr-fect!!
Paisley had been lucky enough to be given a shot at the PetSmart/LapCats Adoption Center shortly after being put up for adoption to try to get her more visibility, but she was just too fearful to settle in in that environment, so headed back to her outdoor enclosure to patiently wait for the right home.
After 2 ! 1/2 months of patiently waiting, adopters Sherry and Jeff arrived on the scene. They had had a beloved cat named Roxie for 18 years. Roxie had passed away in the summer of 2015, but Sherry just didn't feel ready to look for another kitty until recently. Sherry looked at many cats in need, and not until she came across Paisley did she show Jeff her profile and say, "We have to get her!" Jeff's reply to Sherry after seeing Paisley's profile was, "We do have to get her!"
Sherry and Jeff came to meet Paisley on New Year's Eve, and it was love at first sight on all counts. Paisley couldn't decide who she liked better and kept lap-hopping back and forth between Sherry and Jeff. The next day, Paisley was brought to Jeff and Sherry's home to complete the adoption, and their love story just grew. It immediately felt as if Paisley had lived there her entire life, with plenty more lap-hopping and canoodling ensuing. Jeff and Sherry couldn't stop doting over Paisley, and Paisley was completely in her glory. What a way to start off the new year!
Two days later, we got a wonderful update along with some adorable photos of Paisley. I have no doubt that Paisley has found her forever home and her forever people in Sherry and Jeff!