As the new caretakers of a cat who had spent many years roaming the streets, they were delighted to see him rolling around in front of them, displaying his contentment and happiness in his new home.
Chubby Hubby, a male cat, was affectionately called this name by the locals as he had lived on the streets of a small town for several years. According to Sarah MacLeod of Exploits Valley SPCA, Chubby Hubby would visit various houses in the area to get his daily meals. However, earlier this year, Hubby was found in a bad condition and needed medical attention urgently. He was wet from the rain, had multiple battle scars, and was limping while walking.
After being brought to Exploits Valley SPCA, Hubby was initially nervous. But, he quickly warmed up to his caregivers and received the help he needed.
Once he gave in to the idea of being petted, Hubby’s attitude completely changed and he became much more calm. After receiving lots of treats and catching up on some much-needed rest, he was feeling rejuvenated. Whenever staff members came to see him, he would happily greet them with chirps and rumbles and eagerly seek their attention and a few snacks.
He purred with great speed and devoured the treats as if there was no other chance. His meow, which was a unique squawk, was so cute that it was hard to resist fulfilling his wishes. Additionally, he had an old injury in his right hind leg that had healed on its own, resulting in a slight limp. My husband believed that it merely added to his personality and increased his chances of receiving additional treats.
When Katherine, a rescue volunteer, found out that Hubby needed a temporary home, she stepped in to help. She wasted no time and brought him to her place right away. Katherine decided to put Hubby in her extra room downstairs where he could have all the space he needed. She even gave him a big queen-sized bed to sleep on. Since Hubby had spent most of his life as a tomcat, Katherine knew it would take some time for him to adjust to his new surroundings.
Katherine soon came to realize that her husband’s cat, Hubby, had his own set of preferences when it came to receiving affection. She found out that the best way to win his heart was through delicious cat treats. Hubby was quite particular about how and when he wanted attention from Katherine, often waiting for her to make the first move before reciprocating by rubbing against her arm or leg.
My husband has become quite fond of his foster family and has grown more comfortable around them as time passes. He no longer scurries away from the door when they enter and instead greets them with affection. He’s even picked up a trick or two, as he’s learned that by meowing or chirping loudly enough, someone will open the door for him and give him the attention he craves.
My husband’s coat had become quite rough and worn out due to his love for outdoor activities. After we became foster parents and spent two months together, I decided to try brushing his coat. Although I was uncertain about how he would react, he surprisingly loved it and even melted into a relaxed state. It was a heartwarming sight to see him lie down, roll over, and enjoy the brushing session fully. He received a thorough brushing, and we both enjoyed the experience.
Katherine narrated how she became a source of comfort for her cat when he started putting his paw on her hand and kneading it. Despite being vocal and opinionated, Hubby’s sweet cuddles make up for it, especially when you take the time to sit next to him.
My husband has fully embraced his indoor cat lifestyle and his unique personality is becoming more apparent. He has a fascination with the bathroom and all its contents, unafraid to invade our personal space and observe our daily rituals. His curious nature always keeps us on our toes.
My furry friend has a peculiar habit of observing the swirling water in the toilet bowl and keeps a watchful eye on my son while he plays in the bathtub. His behavior is adorable and he pays close attention to everything around him.
Even though my husband has a leg injury, our pet still moves with agility and ease. He jumps onto the bed effortlessly and climbs stairs without any difficulty. This shows how resilient and strong he is.
My husband is living proof that stray cats can learn to trust and love humans. It just takes some extra time, patience, and the support of someone who believes in them and sticks by their side throughout the process.