That’s What Friends Are For
When Maria Picazo of New York, NY, set out to find a companion for her reserved male kitty, Honey, she never expected to meet such a sweet-faced feline as Natalia. Deemed an Orange Sidekick by our feline behaviorists at the ASPCA Adoption Center, Natalia boasts more than just a pretty face and a pleasant demeanor—she’s a top-notch companion for humans and fellow kitties alike. The petite, grey cat arrived at the ASPCA from a Brooklyn city shelter in September 2008. Shortly thereafter, her future pet parent came calling.
“She has been a blessing in my life, along with Honey, whom I adopted three years earlier,” says Maria. The grateful pet parent eventually renamed the 3-year-old charmer Goosie, and she was delighted to watch her settle seamlessly into her new home.
“When she first arrived, Goosie was curious and eating voraciously,” reports Maria. She also wasted no time getting comfortable, and even implemented a strict schedule of afternoon naps on the edge of Maria’s couch.
But this little kitty is no lazy bones. A big fan of playtime, Goosie, the extrovert, has even helped bring quiet Honey out of his shell. “They get along so well! Even though Honey’s a little bit shy, Goosie always nudges him out of bed to play,” Maria notes. And she adds, “I hope there will be many more cats who are as fortunate and well-loved.”
To adopt your future feline companion, check out our list of available cats waiting for forever homes.