Fortunately, we were able to locate a volunteer willing to provide a foster home for Diane to give her some time to relax and begin to trust. And, as often happens, it worked! Shy Diane slowly began to open up, becoming attached to her foster mom and becoming her shadow, following her from room to room. Diane watched her foster mom leave in the morning, and greeted her when she returned. Frightened no more, Diane settled in and made herself at home.
Typically, when a foster animal makes significant progress, that’s a signal that it’s time to return to the facility and await a forever home. For Diane, however, the story has a different happy ending. Although her foster mom had no intention of adding a permanent resident to her home, she realized that she had fallen in love with Diane – and made her adoption official several months after the scared little girl arrived.
|Diane and Haley|
Diane now sleeps with her human every night, and loves to play with toys, throwing them into the air with abandon. She delights in playing with a laser light and feather toys. She has come a long way from her days as a frightened wallflower.
“I love how much she’s grown since I first met her,” says Diane’s mom, Haley. “She’s a whole different cat! I honestly can’t imagine life without her.”
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