It begins with hanging out on a porch:
"One day [this beautiful ginger cat] parked himself on someone's front porch and stayed there for about 6 weeks until they decided they couldn't care for him anymore," Tegan explained to Love Meow.
Brought to a local shelter, the sad looking cat appeared to be lonely and depressed, backing himself to the rear of cage and avoiding all interaction.
That's when Tegan entered his life.
"He was at the shelter for about two weeks before I came in. I was actually there with my local roller derby team, to take some photos of the adoptable animals and do a sort of cross-advertisement with them. But within a few minutes, I looked at him, so sad in his little cage, and I knew," said Tegan. "When they let me take him in the visitation room, he sneezed a few times. So I knew he was a little sick and I had to be the one to take him home and get him better."
Tegan gave him the name of Gusgus and decided to adopt him!
"He had one of those kitty colds that they get at the shelter and even a tapeworm… He was very sick and confused for a bit, from the stress of going to the shelter and then to a new home. We got all of that fixed up for him. He has been my little shadow around my apartment ever since," Tegan explained.
It didn't take more than just a few days for the sadness to disappear from Gusgus's face…and crack what could only be defined as a feline smile, which foresaw an injection of newfound energy and enthusiasm!
"He follows me everywhere, and loves laying on his favorite blanket (the red one in the picture) next to me on the couch," reported Tegan. "This snuggly little goofball captured my heart almost exactly two years ago, and I've loved him ever since."
"He has brought me so much joy," she added.
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