It was time for Larry Wallenstein and Richard Reed to adopt. They had waited several months to make sure their home was ready for their new choices… two cats. The APR staff told them that black cats were the hardest to adopt and they learned that middle aged cats were less likely to be chosen so they were convinced that they would try to adopt teenaged black cats. They were also told that they would not actually choose their new fur babies but the cats would choose them.
They made their appointment to visit the shelter and with dreams of a new family they opted in. To their delight everything went just as planned, except the first teen black cat to choose them already had a possible adopter and had a chronic illness, an upper respiratory condition that brought on major sneezing fits. The next cat was a panther like young man who slyly worked his way into the action and was determined not to be left out.
But what to do about cat #1. Would the other adopter let this precious girl go? What about the sneezing? Well Larry and Richard believed in fate so they worked with the staff, got the other potential adopter to agree to take another kittie and they were off to the races with their new black beauty. Of course they named her Sniffles.
The 2nd cat ended up being named Eb (short for Ebony since he is black and because of a crazy story he was named Eb for the famed farm hand on the 1960’s tv series Green Acres).
Sniffles, just shy of six years old and Eb, just shy of three, headed to their new forever home in Victoria Park. The first day Eb was not to be found. He ended up under a sofa scared as he could be. On the other hand Sniffles made herself right at home. She plopped onto a comfy sofa in the family room and asked to be taken care of.
The two beauties have been in the Wallenstein-Reed home now for more than six months. Eb is no longer shy and clings to Larry and Richard where ever they go looking for lots of love and Sniffles continues to sit upon her thrones (several around the house) enjoying life. In fact, thanks to the family vet and the APR staff Sniffle’s sneezing problem is much better and all are optimistic her chronic condition will soon be a thing of the past. These two unique creatures chose their owners and today have a very happy life thanks to Abandoned Pet Rescue.