Become Paka's Godparent
Paka needs you
$25 buys one-month worth of wet food for Paka
$100 pays for a vet check
$200 buys four months of medication and food
Susan was missing the companionship of a cat after the passing of her beloved senior kitty, Ace. At the shelter, she had her eyes on a different cat. But Paka took his chances and came right over to Susan, purring and asking to be petted. And that was it. She couldn't resist him. Paka went home with her that very same day.
"He was a love. He IS a love!" says Susan, whose heart was stolen right then and there.
Susan thinks Paka might have been through a lot during his 14 years of life, as he's afraid of plastic bags when she changes the trash, and he's also fearful of towels.
"When I am folding towels, he runs and hides. I think someone might have tried to catch him with a towel or a trash bag," says Susan.
As long as those two things are stored away, Paka is perfectly at ease and very happy.
"He's amazing. He can't jump up on anything, so I have boxes and step stools everywhere so he can get up. Once he is up, he walks across the couch and gets on to my lap on the recliner and sleeps with me all day and night if he can," explains Susan, chuckling.
Paka might be shy with some people, but if it's Susan or some of the humans in his little circle of friends, he wants attention all the time. He begs for food like a little dog, no matter what type of food people are eating. And he'll remind you if you're not paying attention! He walks right over you and gently puts his paw on your leg, and purrs and purrs.
"He's such a good boy. I talk to him all the time. And he always has that 'I'm so happy to see that your home' look whenever I go out and come back," says Susan.
Besides the hypothyroidism, which is under control with his medication, Paka seems to be very healthy. He limps for a little bit when he gets up after sleeping, but Susan thinks it's just old age.
"You walk like me, I tell him!" Susan laughs. "I massage his leg, and then we sleep together in the recliner. I'm so glad he's mine."
Phinney's supports Paka with medication for hypothyroidism, as well as vet visits and regular batches of cat food and litter.
"That's a big help," exclaims Susan, who is so grateful. "Paka is such a love."
Make a recurring or a one-time donation today
to help pay for Paka's meds, vet visits and needed supplies