Miranda E. and her family couldn’t wait to move into their new house. On move-in day, they excitedly got their keys and walked in. As Miranda looked through the house, she noticed a note from the previous owners. She picked it up, and she was shocked to see what it said.
According to the note, there was a 12-year-old feral cat with a damaged paw living in the backyard. The previous owners had been feeding him for years, and they hoped Miranda would continue doing the same.
When she finished reading the note, Miranda looked into the backyard through the house’s sliding glass door. Sure enough, she saw an orange cat watching her curiously.
Miranda was shocked and amazed by this turn of events. It seemed like fate had brought Miranda and the feral cat together.
Miranda and her family are huge cat lovers—they have five rescue cats of their own.
“We started laughing because we currently have five cats, all but one have been rescued,” Miranda told The Dodo. “The house we lived in previously, people used to drop off their cats there and we took them in.”
Miranda gave the feral cat a name, Raz, and started trying to gain his trust. At first, the cat was aloof. He happily took Miranda’s food, but he wouldn’t interact with her or her other cats. Miranda gave Raz his space; she wanted him to feel as comfortable as possible.
After a few weeks, Raz started to warm up to the family. He began going up to the door and meowing when he wanted food.
“He used to hide anytime we came to the door. Now we can sit outside with him,” Miranda said. “He will come up and eat now when the screen door is open, which he wouldn’t do before.”
Once Miranda has completely earned Raz’s trust, she hopes to take him to a vet to get his paw looked at. She also hopes that someday, Raz will feel comfortable enough to come inside the house and play with her other cats.
“If you have the means to take care of an animal in need, you should,” Miranda said. “There is nothing like earning the their trust and helping them live out their time comfortably and feeling loved.”
Miranda started an Instagram page to share photos of Raz. She also shares videos of her dog and her five other cats, including this cute video of her cat Smokey discovering a hole in the screen door.
Smokey noticed the hole in the screen door and wanted to check it out she jumped from the floor to the spot she was at I didn't know she could just that high #cat #kitty #pets #catsofinstagram #Raz #stray #razthecat #orange #catnap #instacat #catstagram #cats_of_world #catlover #catmom #ilovemycat #catlife #catlady #catlover
When Miranda and her family moved into their new house, they never expected they would be getting a sixth cat. But now, Raz has become of their family, and the cat has finally learned how to trust people! If you’d like to see more photos of Raz and Miranda’s other pets, check out her Instagram page.
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Source: The Dodo