Sidney, or Mama Sid, the biscuit-making queen, is a gorgeous calico cat who was living on the streets. Then, she got a second chance from rescuers in Central Ohio. With their help, she survived toxoplasmosis caused by a nasty parasite.
Fortunately, she overcame the disease and blossomed into “quite a hoot,” the rescuers said.
“Mama Sid, as we call her, came to us with severe toxoplasmosis last fall. Since then, she has recovered fully and blossomed into an incredibly sweet and loving lady!! She loves to snuggle her humans and is starting to enjoy playing with toys,” Little Boo Rescue shared.
Nobody Showed Interest in Adopting Sidney??
Despite being adorable and silly and everything you’d want in a cat, Sidney remained in foster care for over a year and a half! Purrhaps, it was because of her age, but she was likely only around 5 years old. One of her ears was tipped, indicating TNR (trap, neuter, return) rescuers may have previously caught and spayed her.
The rescuers were puzzled at why such a skilled biscuit maker got no applications for adoption.
“She is a lazy day kind of gal who LOVES to cuddle. She will sometimes get the zoomies and gallop around the house. 😂 Sid is quite a hoot!”
Pleasing Sidney was easy, she liked the simple things in life, and her catnip pillow.
“The way to Sidney’s heart is her catnip filled pillow. 😴 This lady has been in foster care for a year and is patiently waiting for her furever home.”
A Fully-Formed Purrsonality
Meanwhile, the young whipper-snapper kittens got all the attention as usual. While forming a lifetime bond with a kitten is ameowzing, adopting an older cat forms an incredible bond, too. Rescued adult cats usually show amazing gratitude for being saved and are overflowing to the brim with love and healing purrs.
As an adult cat, Sidney’s purrsonality was fully-formed. She was “calm, loving, and a little chunky,” an independent lady exactly right for a quiet home. As such, she’s a great example of why many people living a quiet lifestyle should consider adopting adult cats.
“Sidney is the biscuit-making queen! 👑😽 This cuddly girl is still looking for her forever home. She would do best in a quiet household, with another calm cat or by herself.”
Sidney’s Wish for a Furever Family
Unfortunately, Sidney spent the holidays wishing for her furever family, but she got lots of cuddles from her foster mom Gracie. As much as Gracie loved Sidney, goodbye is always the goal because it means fosterers can continue saving more lives. Yet even so, fosterers often get comments such as “You should adopt,” but these comments show that people don’t understand the ultimate goal. Rescuers must make room to save the countless animals that always need help.
As a chonky girl, Sidney began a weight loss journey and became energized.
“Oh, Sid. 😹 This chunky girl is so goofy and provides her foster family with constant entertainment. 🤍 She has been on a weight loss journey and is doing so well. She’s now more energetic and often gets the zoomies!”
Not One Application for the Queen?
After 524 days, the rescuers shared once more that the Queen biscuit maker had no applications for adoption. But then again, she was also a little picky about what home would suit her.
“Sidney is the definition of a lap cat. She is also a big fan of food and will let you know when it’s dinner time – she is very vocal! 😹 She’s picky on what type of home she would prefer, but after living on the streets for 5 years and surviving toxoplasmosis, we think being a bit picky is more than fair!”
Adoption at 600 Days
Then, in mid-February of 2023, Little Boo Rescue of Ohio shared the happy news for Sidney on Facebook.
“We have the BEST update about Sidney! ❤️ After almost 600 days in foster care, Sidney is officially ADOPTED! 🎉 A very sweet couple fell in love with her and decided she was the perfect addition to their family. She fits right in and is enjoying the single cat life she deserves. 😻 We want to give a huge thank you to everyone who has shared our posts about Sidney. We couldn’t do this without your help!”
Congratulations to Sidney and the rescuers! We think her story is purrfect for showing why adult cats deserve a second look if you’re looking for an ameowzing companion. There are cats like Sidney waiting at a shelter or rescue near you.