Cat showed up at the neighbor’s door after being left behind and found his way to the family of his dreams

Cat showed up at the neighbor's door after being left behind and found his way to the family of his dreams

A cat that wandered to its neighbor’s front door for help has found a wonderful family that it will love for life.

Debbie Harris @fosterkittys

Debbie Harris, a Virginia-based caregiver, was contacted by her colleague about a cat that had been abandoned.

The fluffy cat was locked out of the house he had known all his life and went down the street to join the neighbors’ houses. His original family moved away and left him behind.

The cat went from house to house for shelter and food until he showed up outside the house of Debbie’s co-worker, who did their best to keep him safe, full, and warm.

Debbie Harris @fosterkittys

The cute kitten would follow his human and even make friends with her family dog. Since her husband is very allergic, she wanted to find the right home that could give the cat the undivided attention it deserves.

“I took this big ball of white fluff and brought it home to groom. It’s a ragdoll and he’s absolutely gorgeous,” shared Debbie Love Meow.

Debbie Harris @fosterkittys

He came out of his porter and walked around his new digs as if he already owned the place. He went to the food station and started to eat. The fluffy kitten quickly had an insatiable appetite.

After a trip to the vet, the 12-pound gorgeous cat was estimated to be around 2-3 years old. He was treated for an upper respiratory infection and several clumps of matted fur removed to give him much-needed relief.

Debbie Harris @fosterkittys

“He was such a good boy at the vet appointment. He greeted and rubbed every member of staff and just purred away,” said Debbie.

It was early February when he was found. “Right before Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be appropriate to name this cute boy after a famous lover. So his name is Valentino.”

Debbie Harris @fosterkittys

After he was all tidied up and groomed, the cute cat flaunted his luscious long coat as he strutted around the house. He was so happy to be a house cat again and kept rubbing his human legs as if to thank them for saving him.

As he continued to recover, he became cuddly and playful than ever. “He lives up to his name and the reputation of the Ragdoll,” said Debbie. “He discovered toys, probably for the first time in a long time.”

Debbie Harris @fosterkittys

With his newfound energy, Valentino began to play like a kitten again. He climbed a scratching post or scurried around the house and fetched the zoomies.

Check out the cute cat in this cute video:

The fluffy cat

“He was out of sloth mode and getting these brief outbursts of friskiness. He was enjoying his new spoiled life.”

Debbie Harris @fosterkittys

The original plan was to nurse the cat until it was healthy and ready for adoption, but the fluffy boy had a different idea. “My family quickly fell under its spell,” said Debbie.

Debbie introduced the friendly cat to her house cats Jojo and Lil Man. After they got through their uncomfortable period of getting to know each other, they started to spend a bit more time, but Jojo the Calico insisted on firing all the shots.

Debbie Harris @fosterkittys

It took some time for the cats to finally sort out their roles under one roof, but when harmony was restored, Valentino started spending more time with Lil Man (his best friend) while Jojo, the boss cat, would come over to watch and supervise whenever she wanted.

The cute boy never left his nursing home as he snuck into the hearts of the family.

Debbie Harris @fosterkittys

“Valentino is one of my carefree mistakes. When it comes to animal rescue, that means I cared for him, fell in love and decided to adopt him myself,” said Debbie.

“I still find it difficult to understand how a family can sell their house, pack up their things and leave their pets behind. Fortunately, he found his way to me.”

Debbie Harris @fosterkittys

Perhaps the cute cat knew from the start that he had found the family of his dreams when he stepped into Debbie’s house.

Debbie Harris @fosterkittys

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