Few of us haven’t been touched by the pain of marital break-up, in family, friends or even our own lives. Giving up a life companion is jarring, disorienting but it is the break-up of the home that throws lives into chaos. The very place of security and comfort is gone, the shelter from the storm that we all crave.
Booker has lost his home, his family, his whole world. What sadness drove one of his owners to a hotel that night? And what pain, what fear for their own survival lead them to the decision to leave Booker there? Booker’s not saying. We hope his people are safe themselves now. Booker is grateful to the hotel for calling animal services, and to their dedicated workers who took him in, gave him the love and reassurance he needed, set him up for a long-overdue neutering operation, and then sent him on to us.
And now, the Booker in our Abbey Cats foster home is a different cat! He’s decided to trust again, that very important first step to letting himself become part of a new family. He is gentle and affectionate, curious about his new surroundings, and not showing any aggression or bad habits. We don’t know if he’s lived with kids. He still startles easily with noises and sudden sounds, so probably best to avoid a home with little ones.
Booker has had his world turned upside down. He wants to try again, to find a new family to love and a new home where he is safe and secure, as all cats should be.