The story about Molly
It was so strange and a total coincidence that I (Mikala) was on Facebook one evening and saw that I had been tagged in a picture of this beautiful little kitty girl. She was looking for a new home because her family had realized that she had a very special personality and special needs that they didn’t feel they could fully meet. One of the things they couldn’t give her was a secure garden to play in. As an outdoor cat, this was important for Molly to have access to outside, but she often couldn’t find her way back home. One time, she was found about 20 kilometers away from her home and that was when her family decided that it was best to find her a new home. A home that could provide her with a big fenced garden and unlimited snuggles, as she is constantly asking for attention. Another thing about Molly is that with her special chromosome abnormality there might be some special needs that require a lot of vet care, and our experience with Monty who has the same chromosome abnormality and our amazing vet team made it feel like we would be the right home for her.
At 4:15 on a dark Friday morning, we drove across our country to pick up Molly and drive her to our vet before the weekend. We wanted her to get a full check-up and schedule an appointment for her to get spayed as soon as possible.
We didn’t know much about Molly other than she most likely had the same chromosome abnormality as Monty, and that we felt so much love towards her just by looking at her picture!
What awaited us was so magical! This tiny little fur girl with a beautiful long coat and a nervous look was handed over to us. When we held her in our arms we couldn’t believe it! She didn’t weigh a thing! She was just so tiny and had the smallest body behind all that fluff. We kissed her and placed her in the carrier, fastened her securely, and drove back home. She didn’t make a single sound for the whole car ride (3.5 hours), just laying in the carrier and “slow blinked” at us (slow blinking is a cats way of smiling). We were in love already!
We got to the vet and was really exhausted from the long trip and a little amount of sleep, but then the vet opened up Molly’s carrier and she slowly walked out, started to purr and roll around on the table, we forgot all about us being tired! It was like getting five cups of coffee right at once! She was just perfect! Her personality was so happy and the vet tried many times to listen to her heart but she couldn’t because Molly simply didn’t stop purring!
As happy as we were, we were sad when we got her blood sample results the next day. It turned out from Molly’s blood samples that she might had something wrong with her heart and liver. In the best case, it could be stress related but we had to give her a full check up at the vet, including an ultrasound of her heart and liver before the vet could conclude anything. This was before she could even put Molly under anesthetic to get spayed, chiped and ear tattooed. We were very concerned, and scared as we were already in love with her!
We tried our best to think of Molly as our foster girl until we were sure that she and Monty could get along, but from the moment we saw her picture online, we just had this feeling that this was our girl. Which made the day she had the ultrasound very scary for us! Molly, on the other hand, took everything like a champ and didn’t make a single sound as she laid on the table and looked us in the eyes while the specialist did the ultrasound. At the end of the scan, the vet looked up at us with the biggest smile! Not only was Molly’s heart beating normally and looked perfect, it was beating at a normal resting heart rate! That was surprising, considering she was lying on a vet table! He said that it was very good and that she already trusted us a lot since she was so calm around us. Her liver also looked perfect and his conclusion was that she had been stressed and without food for a period when she was accidentally lost outside, so that must have been why her numbers were off. Of course we plan to get a new blood sample in a month to make sure that her numbers are normal again. And of course, with her chromosome abnormality, we never know what will come in the future (if anything) but from what the specialist could see, our little girl’s heart and liver are in perfect health.
We then took Molly home with us again and a few days later she got spayed and everything went great. Then we began the introduction of her and Monty and you all know how well that went! We cannot believe how easy it has been. Molly and Monty are the perfect match and because Molly is so submissive to Monty, she convinced him very early on that there is nothing to be scared of and that she came in peace and love!
We want to mention that we can tell Molly had a very loving family before us since she loves people so much, but sometimes it’s just not the right match. We want to thank her family with all our hearts for giving us the opportunity to give this little amazing fur baby a forever home.