Furiends, I am always happy when one of my felines finds a furever home. That is one of the reasons I am so happy that my human is looking to open up a cat cafe, where humans can enjoy a cup of coffee, a pastry, some purr therapy and meet some adoptable cats. It makes me especially happy when humans with big hearts adopt a special needs cat, because many humans pass us by.
The Helen Woodward Animal Center recently adopted out a special needs cat. It is perhaps fitting that a human with a big heart took in this feline, because his problem is that he has a heart that will grow too big.
Valentine, as this feline is called, has a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This is caused by a blockage that limits the amount of blood that flows into his aorta from his heart. Because of the blockage, Valentine’s heart has to work very hard. It’s like he’s always exercising strenuously even when he’s at rest.
It’s only fitting that he was given the name Valentine, because not only does he have a heart condition, but he is a very loving cat. Valentine’s handsome face, friendly nature, and happy purrs found him a home right away. But when the humans who adopted him learned of his condition, they knew they did not have enough green paper things to care for him properly. They did the right thing and returned Valentine to the Helen Woodward Animal Center.
The humans in white coats evaluated Valentine, and they have prescribed medication for him. Sadly, unlike me and my diabetes, the disease Valentine has will cut his life short. He will likely only live three to four years. But as you can see in the video, Valentine will give a lot of love during the time he has.
I am very happy to tell you that a very kind human with a big heart stepped up to give this special needs cat a home. Valentine was adopted on April 7. This human knows that while the time they will spend with Valentine may not be as long as they would like, it will be one that’s full of love.