When you move from one house to another one, sometimes the owner will leave a bottle of wine for you in order to celebrate the milestone with. Perhaps, if you’re fortunate, they’ll also leave some furniture. Pretty rarely do they leave an animal.
A particular family who has only recently moved were a little bit surprised to find a pretty arbitrary note from the ex- owners in their new home explaining that after purchasing this house, they were receiving a backyard cat along with it.
The cat, the family found out, had been born in the backyard of the home almosr 12 years ago, and has stuck there ever since.
“Welcome to our beloved home!” the note began. “We hope you enjoy it as much as we have! There’s one favor we ask of you, you do not have to do it, but we would appreciate it if you did.”
Well, that’s kind of an unusual way to welcome someone into a new house, but however, let’s continue.
“In the backyard there is an old orange kitty who lives there,” the note continued. “He is feral and was born in our backyard 12 years ago. He has an injured paw and will not let you go near him. We feed him (every day) twice a day and we have for years now.”
Dude, this couldn’t have been something which was mentioned while papers were being signed, closing costs were being secured?
“We immediately looked out the back sliding glass door and he was looking at us through the door,” said Miranda, the lady who purchased the house and found the note.
Fortunately, both Miranda and her husband thought of the situation as hilarious. “We started laughing because we currently have five cats, all but one have been rescued,” Miranda shared. “The house we lived in previously, people used to drop off their cats there and we took them in.”
Well if that’s not the most bizarre coincidence!
Obviously the previous owners were afraid of mentioning the cat in the process of selling the home, in fear that Miranda would back out. But that was the last thing that went on. Surely, Miranda took in cat as a member of their family!
She called him Raz and was more than willing to make him part of their family and have him warm up enough to them to trust them, and perhaps even enter their home once in a while.
Shortly after, she did eventually begin to make a bit of progress! “He used to hide anytime we came to the door. Now we can sit outside with him,” she said. “He will come up and eat now when the screen door is open, which he wouldn’t do before.”
Miranda is undubtedly a big cat person, and would do anything in her power to help out a kitty. She wants her story to motivate people to take in stray animals and help them out.
“If you have the means to take care of an animal in need, you should,” Miranda said.
“There is nothing like earning their trust and helping them live out their time comfortably and feeling loved.”