Senior Shelter Cat Gets Adopted But Then Can’t Fall Asleep Unless His Human Holds His Paw
Meet Jamie, a 13-year-old Burmese cat who sadly ended up in a shelter because his owner moved into a nursing home and couldn’t bring him along. When Jamie first arrived at the RSPCA Australia, he was suffering from a cat flu, bad teeth and kidney problems, but the staff provided the necessary medical care to get the cat back to health. However, the staff was still worried no one would want to adopt such an old cat.
But then a young woman named Sarah Dempsey stepped in. She originally came to the shelter looking for a cat that would keep her company.
“When I first met [Jamie], he was asleep, but woke up as I bent down to look at him,” Dempsey said. “He clearly wanted some pats…I knew he’d rescue me from feeling alone, and I’d do the same for him.”
She then took Jamie home, and now he’s inseparable from her.
“He won’t leave my side,” Dempsey said. “He likes talking to me at night and follows me around my apartment.”
The best part is that the cat won’t even sleep, if his new mom isn’t holding his paw.
“If I let go he wakes up, meows, and claws my hand back to him,” Dempsey went on to say. “I think we’ve bonded already.”