Love is blind. Sometimes. In Polly’s case, the proverb is only half true. Allow me to explain.
Polly can be cautious around humans, but having the company of another cat makes her feel much more confident. We were ecstatic when she was adopted along with a male kitten in late 2018. The co-adoption went beautifully, with all parties—human and feline—settling in harmoniously. That is, until Polly’s poor brother succumbed to a sudden and fatal virus. Polly was heartbroken and fell deeply into mourning. As an only cat, Polly began acting out and her loving owners sadly knew that she needed the help of Tabby’s Place once more.
Back amongst other cats, Polly began to improve her outlook on life. But perhaps it was some lingering grief that manifested itself into a rare and chronic inflammation in Polly’s right eye. When all other measures had failed—and to save Polly from a life of pain—her pesky eye was removed, allowing Polly to live comfortably while continuing to heal from her emotional loss. Polly hopes to soon find herself in a household with other cats, so she can continue to spread her love. If you’re looking to add to your feline brood (or if you’re looking to adopt a pair of cats), we encourage you to visit Polly. She is imperfectly perfect.