Lady Day and Cannonball Find Their Forever Home

Lady Day and Cannonball Find Their Forever Home

Lady Day and Cannonball Find Their Forever Home

 

It’s very rare people want to adopt a senior pair of cats. Happily, Lady Day and Cannonball at ages 14 and 15 found their Forever Home.

Elaine and Jean’s desire to adopt an older pair of cats led them to discover the Annex Cat Rescue. Elaine didn’t want a cat home alone while they were at work nor did she want to be overwhelmed by the youthful energy of kittens. She knew how demanding her neighbour’s four year old feline had been when she was her cat sitter. “I must have played with her for an hour and she was nowhere near tired.” Elaine said.

Lady Day

Lady Day

After seeing the “super adorable” photos of Lady Day and Cannonball on the ACR website, they both became smitten with the siblings. “They were so cute!” Elaine gushed recounting their first visit with them at their foster Dad’s home. David had kindly taken them in when their sole owner died suddenly. For most of that first meeting, Lady Day had hidden herself away. It would take several weeks for her to adjust to her new home with Elaine and Jean hiding in the oddest places. But Cannonball lapped up all the attention the ladies showered on the senior citizen from the get go. “The thought of being able to give two cats a few more years to bask in the sun made us smile.” Adopting Cannonball and Lady Day felt like a good trial run for Elaine – a first time cat owner.

But there are drawbacks to owning older pets Elaine explained. “There’s a higher chance you might have to take them to the vet a bit more. And you may not get to spend as much time as you’d like with the cat.” Elaine and Jean lucked out with Cannonball and Lady Day. The medical records revealed how well their previous owner had taken care of them. “We knew what condition we were getting them in. It really helped our decision.” Elaine said.

Sadly, 10 months after Cannonball’s adoption he developed breathing problems. The vet euthanized him after diagnosing lung cancer. “We were devastated. But, we had a great year with Cannonball, and up to the end, he would still get upset if we both didn’t nap together and he would snuggle right up to me to fall asleep. It’s something I’ll always cherish.” He also loved to show off how far he could stretch lying on your lap. Elaine remembers fondly.

CannonBall

Cannonball

Lady Day has adjusted to life without her brother. The two had been inseparable napping or snuggling together. She has transitioned from being shy around strangers to begging for food standing on her hind legs and waving a paw in the air. Elaine is amazed Lady Day accepted them as part of her family. It took her awhile but she knows she is home. “She’s one of us.” Elaine added.

Despite Elaine’s initial trepidation about owning cats. She can’t imagine not having the love and affection of Cannonball and Lady Day in her life. “They have been an excellent addition to our home.” An older cat “will show you how great cats are” if you are worried about training an energetic kitten. Elaine explained. Cannonball never acted like a senior feline nor Lady Day. He was “super affectionate and always wanted tons of cuddles. Elaine and Jean are certain Lady Day will outlive them. “Who knew spoiling old cats rotten was such fun?” Lady Day’s youthful but mature energy has been a good fit in her Forever Home with Elaine and Jean.

Cannonball and Lady Day

Cannonball and Lady Day