Smushie came into the world with unique features such as a cleft palate and an underdeveloped nose. Sadly, her previous owners abandoned her on the streets due to her unusual appearance. However, Smushie’s fate took a turn for the better as she met kind-hearted individuals who saw her beauty in her differences and showered her with love, which was the most precious gift she could receive.
While strolling through an alley near their Virginia domicile, Lisa Ancarrow-Maltby and her spouse Brian chanced upon a feline that had a distinctively striking appearance.
The cat that Liza and her neighbor stumbled upon seemed to be frightened of human interaction. Despite attempts to feed the animal, it remained too timid to approach. However, one day the cat surprised everyone by showing up near Liza’s house. When Liza tried to close the door on the cat, it sat down and let out a mournful cry.
In the chilly month of December, a stray cat wandered into the couple’s yard where they kindly fed her. The friendly feline began to visit more often and one snowy day, she followed Lisa onto the porch. But when Lisa went inside and closed the door, the cat sat outside and cried with her paw on the glass. Lisa couldn’t resist and brought the cat inside, where she became a beloved member of the family. Lisa named her new furry friend Smushi due to her unique appearance, and they have been inseparable ever since.
Upon arrival at the veterinarian’s office, the couple wasted no time in admiring the beauty of their new cat. Apart from a congenital cleft palate and an underdeveloped nose that caused some breathing difficulties, the cat was deemed to be in perfect health. The veterinarians assessed her age to be only 1.5 years, meaning Smushi has many years ahead of her filled with typical feline pleasures. The owner frequently organizes elaborate photo shoots for Smushi, who receives an abundance of affection and care in her new home.
According to the hostess, every passing day seems to bring more joy and vitality to her. She adds that their fondness for her has only grown over time.
Smoushi befriended all the new family’s pets and they got along well.
Lisa’s husband’s love for animals knows no bounds, even though he has an allergy to cats. The family already has a dog and another rescued cat that live with them, but Brian didn’t hesitate to welcome Smoushi into their home as well – despite his allergy.
Smoushi had a tendency to steer clear of people due to past experiences of being betrayed. However, the moment she stumbled upon Lisa and Brian’s home and encountered their cat, she had an unexplainable feeling that they were different and could be trusted. As it turns out, her intuition was spot on!