All of Maurice’s life, he was a homeless creature. The cautious stray had no idea who to believe or where to go for shelter. The young cat afterwards witnessed two indoor cats fawning over him from the other side of their home’s door, and ever since, nothing has been the same for him.
Every time Valerie May worked in her garden in 2021, Maurice appeared. But it didn’t take the stray long to discover two indoor cats looking through a doorway.
According to May, “He started to spend a lot of time chirping at them through the screen door.” He didn’t make my cats feel intimidated or territorial; instead, they appeared intrigued by him.
After a few weeks of this, May finally unlocked the door and invited Maurice inside.
May stated, “I attempted to ask the neighbors if they knew where he came from, and the vet checked him for a chip, but his story is still a mystery.
Although he first resisted being petted, Maurice appeared to be adjusting to his new life immediately away.
“He spends time with [our two cats], Fifi and Muggsy, in their secure garden and sleeps indoors, occasionally on the bed, according to May. He seemed to be really content to be with us.”
Maurice has undergone a tremendous transformation since being saved. He’s stopped looking for food, and his fur has thickened and grown lustrous.
“Knowing that one of these once homeless kitties is safe makes me so happy,” May remarked. “As he learns to be tame and to trust us, I’m spending as much time as I can with him during what I like to refer to as his “transitional phase.”
Years ago, May’s cat Edie introduced her to Maurice by bringing him to the house. Medical complications ultimately caused Edie to pass away, and Maurice temporarily vanished after that. Then one day he returned.
Even though Maurice misses his first true friend, he is now prepared to accept new cats and new indoor adventures.
Every evening after that, Maurice appeared in the alley for dinner, May recalled. “We are very pleased to be able to offer him what he has needed and sought for such a long time. No animal ought to feel such loneliness. As he grows more assured and secure, we anticipate seeing his personality emerge.”