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Saint Paul, MN 55104
(651) 642-5900
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10/22/2014 8:34 PM

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Domestic Medium Hair / Mixed (medium coat)  : :  Female  : :  Adult  : :  Medium

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Seeking A Real Life - There Is Joy for Joy

About Joy

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 120.00
  • Species: Cat
  • Rescue ID: Shelter_Joy
  • General Color: Gray and White
  • Color: Bicolor
  • Ear Type: Natural/Uncropped
  • Current Age: 3 Years 9 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: 55104
  • Declawed: No
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

“I think someone named me Joy because she thought that, if it were my name, perhaps I would begin to feel some joy. I think I’d like to be Joyful, but, frankly, I’m just not feeling it. Maybe it’s all the dreary weather. I guess I feel relief – that I’m finally indoors and dry – but the joy just isn’t coming. At least I’m honest. Perhaps I need a very special person to show me happy.”

“I lived outside for much of my life. I think I lived with people when I was young, but I don’t remember much. I remember becoming a mom outside and raising my children outside, too. It’s not easy. Not easy to raise children ever but certainly not when you’re looking through garbage cans for something they might eat. It happened. It really did. But I crafted a life out there – found safe places to hide – kept the kids safe from raccoons and mean dogs. It worked. It didn’t work well, but it worked.”

“So here I am – a tiny fluffy grey and white girl – hardly full-grown myself – hard to believe I am a mother – and would probably be a granny by now but for the good people of MnSNAP. So now I’d like to have a real life – the kind of life a small girl cat – maybe 2 -3 years old – should have. Teach me the joyful ways of the indoor life. Help me know that I’m safe and warm. Let me explore your spaces and find the corners and the shelves and the windows and all the places that are small girl cat size.”

“I love good food. It was so hard to come by out there. I love good people. A strange thought for me – people are good – I told the children that there were good people. I am finding out that this was true. Teach me about toys. Teach me about laps. Teach me about pillows. In my imagination, there is joy for Joy. If you have $120, you could make my imagination real. How about taking me home?”

For more information about me, or if you would like to meet me, please stop in at our Adoption Center or call 651-642-5900 ext 3; our adoption coordinator will return the call.

More about Joy

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids, Timid, Affectionate, Gentle

Joy's baby boy, Mitchell & Hamline (adopted) can also be seen on our website.
Joy's baby girl, Hamline & Mitchell (adopted) can also be seen on our website.

For more information about Feline Rescue, Inc. and a complete listing of our available cats, go to the Feline Rescue website. If you'd like to hear more Feline Rescue stories and see more pictures of our cats, check out the Feline Rescue Blog!

Other Pictures of Joy (click to see larger version):

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