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About Mandy & Rena
Rena and Mandy are Persians. This last year has been one of constant change and it has not been easy for them. Their human was very ill in the hospital. She did eventually return home but was in hospice care. Rena and Mandy were glad to have her back home but knew something wasn’t right, and sometimes it seems they know more we humans do. Their human passed very quickly after returning home. Rena and Mandy began grieving for their loss.
While all of this was going on, a family member was posting them online for adoption; however there were no responses during the very short time frame. They eventually reached out to PureBredsPlus Cat Rescue and we immediately took them into foster care.
The girls Rena, 13, and Mandy, 7, came into foster care needing some love, patience and care. The loss struck Rena the hardest; she was a one human kitty and now her world was forever changed. She was very matted and was severely mourning her loss. It took her a while to even come out of her crate and even that has been a slow process. Mandy was quicker to trust and was soon showing her loving personality to her foster Mom. She was sad and nervous with all the changes but still came across as a Princess.
Neither cat trusted the groomer; they were just another strange person to them! It did take longer for their new foster mom to gain their trust and let her take care of their coats. Mandy is now matt free, but she requires daily brushing and eye wipes to keep her that way. Rena was at first reclusive, but now she come out and approach her foster humans to check for treats. Grooming Rena’s coat had been a slow, step by step, process. After putting on a little weight, Rena was given a lion cut. She is noticeably happier now and enjoys sunning herself. Rena also requires daily eye wipes, and she will require daily brushing once her beautiful coat grows out.
These girls deserve a happy ending. Mandy will adapt fairly quickly but precious Rena will need a bit more patience and love, but then again, don’t we all? They are available for adoption and must go home together.
When a human loses a companion, whether animal or human, we grieve. Cats mourn in much the same way. How can you help a human or a cat? The most important way is to give them the time and space they need to mourn while ever so gently reminding them that you are there and ready to offer them kindness, understanding, and love, when they are ready.