According to Deanna, the kind-hearted woman who took in Jolie, all the cat needed was to be loved. Jolie was discovered outside in a region of Florida where coyotes and raccoons were abundant, so she had to fight for sustenance regularly. The individual who discovered Jolie expressed that the feline appeared to be petrified. It was unclear whether Jolie was a wild cat or left behind by her owners or had fled from her previous home. Jolie was very anxious and wasn’t being adopted until Deanna came along. The shelter informed Deanna that she could return Jolie if necessary, but she knew she wouldn’t.
Upon their arrival at home, Deanna guided her gently to the new living room without hurrying or pressuring her.
Even though Deanna spoke in a gentle tone and took her time, Jolie was initially hesitant to interact with her.
For a couple of days, Jolie decided to play hide and seek with Deanna by hiding under her bed and other sneaky spots around the house. Despite Jolie’s excellent hiding skills, Deanna was determined to find her furry friend and would often sit close by and chat with her. In an attempt to coax Jolie out, Deanna would offer her treats as a reward for leaving her hiding spot.
I had a sense that the approach being taken was not yielding any results.
Despite initial challenges, Deanna didn’t give up on Jolie and after a month of patience, Jolie finally began to trust her new owner. This was a pivotal moment in their relationship, as Jolie started to feel at home and comfortable with Deanna. Over time, Jolie’s personality emerged and Deanna discovered her love for cuddling and giving kisses. Now, Jolie is no longer hiding and enjoys a happy and affectionate life with her new fur-ever human. Deanna’s adoption of Jolie not only saved her from a difficult life but also brought joy into Deanna’s life. It’s important to give animals like Jolie a second chance at love and a happy home.