Eleven-year-old Kobee wasn’t in the best shape when he arrived at Lort Smith. He had an eye disease that had been left untreated for months, causing his right eye to be squinty and clearly very painful. He had a heart murmur, dental issues and some lumps on his face that needed investigating. He was very underweight. And on top of all that, he had a healthy dose of sass that our team at Lort Smith like to call ‘cattitude’.
But all we saw was a cat in desperate need of some love and care. After assessing his eye, our vets determined that Kobee’s best chance of living pain-free would be for us to remove the eye. Once the delicate surgery was complete, he was placed in foster care to recover with Lisa.
“He certainly wasn’t a happy boy when I first met him,” says Lisa. “But fair enough … he was skin and bones and had just been through a big surgery. He was just a cranky old man who needed a quiet place to fatten up and recuperate.”
Lisa says Kobee hid in her walk-in robe for about two weeks before he eventually started to show some interest in her.
“Once he started healing, he came out of his shell… If I was reading in bed, he’d come and sleep next to me or at my feet. He’s really a sweet soul; he just needed someone to be patient with him.”
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