Whey her boyfriend took off—taking their two cats with him—Rylee Rae was left with three big holes in her heart. She knew there was only one thing that could fill them up.
"I was looking for a hairless cat," she tells The Dodo. "I've loved hairless cats since I was a child and was scouring adoption sites for months."
Rae was determined to rescue a cat, and finally found a Sphynx/Scottish Fold mix named Delores, who was being bullied by the other cats in her current home.
"The post was up for 20 minutes and I messaged them and was like, 'Please let me love her unconditionally for the rest of her days,' and they said, 'Absolutely,'" Rae recalls.
Two weeks later, Rae drove from her home in Toronto all the way to Niagara Falls to collect her new soulmate.
These days, the two best furiends keep each other warm and loved. "When she lays on you she is like a hot water bottle," Rae says. "And she sleeps under the blankets at night.
"I'm a little worried about the winter months," she adds, "but I have my mother who is a fantastic knitter and is on the job to make us winter knits."
"She is a real life chicken cherub angel sweetheart," Rae says. "That's what she is."
When one door closes, another opens—and sometimes your forever cat walks through it.
(h/t: The Dodo)
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