We all know pets are part of our families. Sometimes companion animals come to us at just the right time in our lives. Such is the case for recent adopter Mischa and her mother, Frida. “My mom had wanted a kitten for a while but it just wasn’t the right time,” said Mischa, “the universe pulled some strings and brought my mom and James together…again…and again!”
It all started when VOKRA took in and fostered a litter of kittens that were found in the basement of the community centre that Frida volunteers in. One kitten in particular had caught Frida’s eye. The kitten has cerebellar hypoplasia, which causes him to walk with an unsteady gait. “My mom bonded with a little black and white baby and her heart went out to him,” said Mischa, “he was the runt of the litter and had what everyone thought was a bum leg. So everyday my mom cuddled him and carried him around.”
After the kitten was fostered through VOKRA, Frida was able to take him home. They decided to name him James, after Mischa’s father and Frida’s husband. “My dad passed away January 30, 2015 and he was quite frail and wobbly so naturally my mom became attached to this kitten who reminded her of her husband,” explained Mischa, “that’s how he got his name, James…after my dad.”
James has settled right in with his new family and he and Frida are now inseparable. James is quite the curious kitten and when he isn’t playing or poking around, this cuddle bug can be found purring away in Frida’s lap.
“He adjusted quite well since he already knew my mom. He was just sort of back where he was supposed to be,” said Mischa.
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Post written by Kim C.