Growing up surrounded by dogs he had always considered himself a dog person. That was until he saw a photo of a friend’s cat, little did he know how much his life was about to change.
R.J. LaCount was an out an out dog person, he always had been and thought he always he would be. At the time he was completely unaware he was about to fall in love with a homeless Persian cat!
An animal lover, R.J didn’t hate cats by any stretch of the imagination, it was just that he had grown up with dogs. He hadn’t even considered getting a cat until one fateful day a friend showed him a photo of a feline friend. That was the day R.J’s mind began to tick over.
“I grew up with bulldogs in my family, and fell in love with ‘goofy’ looking animals, but am just not home consistently enough for a dog these days,” he explained to iHeartCats.
He called the shelter and spoke to a staff member called Alex, who informed him about a recent arrival named Brimley. Only a one-year-old he had only just come under their care, escaping what can only be described as an awful past.
Poor Brimley had been under the so-called care of an inhumane breeder who had turned the young feline into the main stud cat in his breeding program. Not only that he had sewn Brimley’s eyes closed due to an infection. Staff at the shelter had not even known this, there had been so much goo caking his face and chest, stain his lovely fur an unhealthy color.
Eager to meet Brimley R.J was a little unsure how he would react to seeing him, after all the mistreatment he had suffered by his previous owner.
After hearing Brimley’s story R.J understandably thought that the mistreated Persian would have developed a hatred for humans. This being the case he decided that when he went to visit him he would sit down and allow Brimley to make the first move.