Richey and his new family were clearly destined to be together.Finding companionship didn’t appear to be in the cards for Kiley and Richey at first.However, some people are simply born to be.Richey, on the other hand, was not afraid of Kiley’s motorized wheelchair.
He learned to be fearless while living on the streets and also appeared to have lived in a home, making him Kiley’s ideal match.Chris Poole, a cat rescuer, discovered the white cat at a feral colony he feeds.The blue-eyed kitty kept returning and eventually became a fixture at the colony feeding station.
Poole captioned his YouTube video, “He was ALWAYS hungry and was obviously owned at some point.” “I believe his owners abandoned him when they moved out of the apartments.”Poole began talking to the cat and discovered that he would respond.Poole eventually got the cat to let him pet him after giving him some catnip.Richey seemed like a good rescue cat to Poole, so he lured him into a carrier with catnip and took him to the vet.
Richey was christened, microchipped, and neutered.When Richey was placed with Suncoast Animal League, it was discovered that he was quite the squish.He adored the attention and wanted to be petted and cuddled all day.He was also very vocal.Richey had adjusted well to being an indoor cat and was ready to be adopted.
Suncoast Animal League’s Larissa Condarcure knew the perfect match for Richey.Lori Griggs and her daughter Kiley arrived at the shelter several months ago.
They visited several shelters but were still unable to find a cat who was not afraid of her motorized wheelchair… until now.
When Richey and Kiley first met, he jumped right into Kiley’s lap.Kiley couldn’t have been happier.When it came to the wheelchair, he didn’t even flinch.He jumped right into her lap and settled in.
“He couldn’t care less if she was driving around the house.”In fact, he’s like a speed bump that doesn’t even move out of the way,” Griggs said.”He crawled right up onto her and snuggled when we opened his cat carrier in our daughter’s bed.”Richey adores being a lap cat in his new home.He and Kiley are almost inseparable.
“It’s as if he’s been a part of the family since he arrived.””He sits in her lap in the wheelchair while she does her schoolwork and snuggles her all day,” Griggs explained.”Because I work from home and our daughter is homeschooled, he receives a lot of attention all day, every day.””It’s cuteness overload here!”
Watch Richey and Kiley’s beautiful friendship blossom in the video below.