A cat hung out outside a house every day until he set paw indoors, being held in loving arms.
Reggie the cat@poetssquarecats
Reggie (aka Parmesan Reggiano), an orange tabby cat, was part of a cat colony in Tucson, AZ. During a TNR (trap-neuter-return) project, Reggie quickly stood out among the 25 other orange cats.
“Not just because he’s cross-eyed and has an inexplicably large nose. He was so sweet and so friendly,” Courtney of Poets Square Cats, a TNR advocate and cat rescuer, shared.
Reggie and the rest of the cat colony were cared for by Arcelia, who volunteers for Southern Arizona Cat Rescue. After he was neutered, he continued to hang out with the rescuers whenever they arrived to help other cats.
He was eager for attention and always wanted to be in the middle of the action. “He would plop himself down in the middle like he was the star of the show.”
As they were wrapping up for the day, Reggie would hop up into their trunk as if he wanted to tag along.
He enjoyed being the center of everything@poetssquarecats
Reggie was no stranger to his caretaker, Arcelia, as he always made himself known at each feeding.
“He came to eat every single day. He hung out outside my house and would sleep on top of my car or in a cut down palm tree in the back,” Arcelia shared with Love Meow.
Reggie walked up to the door and demanded attention@poetssquarecats
The cross-eyed tabby was the man about town in his colony, and wasn’t afraid of coming to the door to voice his “demands”. He exuded so much confidence and had an insatiable desire for attention.
It was clear that Reggie would make an excellent indoor cat and that he belonged in the comfort of a loving home.
At the time, Arcelia had her house full, caring for several needy rescued cats. There were many high-priority cats at the site but not enough foster homes. Arcelia promised Reggie that his day would come soon.
When one of her foster cats got adopted recently, she opened her home immediately to the sweet orange tabby who had been patiently waiting for his turn.
Reggie is over the moon being held like a baby@poetssquarecats
“He’s indoors with his (foster mom), being held like a baby, getting all the attention he wants, sleeping cross-eyed among blankets,” Courtney happily shared.
On the first day indoors, Reggie made himself comfortable on his new bed, as if he had always been part of their family.
“He was so desperate to come out and play with my puppy since they played every day outside when we went on a walk,” Arcelia told Love Meow.
“He has the sweetest personality, super playful, and gets along with everyone.”
Southern Arizona Cat Rescue
Reggie is living the life he always wanted, napping on cat beds, snuggling with his foster mom, and playing with an assortment of toys. He likes to saunter up to his people and rub against them as if to thank them for taking him in.
He will be getting some much-needed dental work with the help of Southern Arizona Cat Rescue. “We are happy to help him learn the pampering of indoor life,” the rescue shared.
Southern Arizona Cat Rescue
It took a village to help Reggie and the rest of the cat colony. Many of them have already found their forever homes.
Reggie is soaking up the love, being the center-of-attention, and snuggling in all the soft things, without a care in the world.
Happy and loved@poetssquarecats
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