Since the return of Willow Mist’s Pet of the Month in July, we’ve gotten a plethora of adorably furry (and some scaly) family members. Willow Mist is proud to call itself one of the most pet friendly communities in Athens, GA and we were overjoyed to see so many families submit their pets. It was difficult to pick, but if you don’t see your forever friend as this month’s pet of the month, fret not! We will be announcing a new winner every month and your pet could be the lucky dog (or cat… or snake… you get the point).
So, without further hesitation, September’s Pet of the Month title goes to…
Zeus, a three-year-old rescue is a loving, vivacious cat with a lot of spunk. It’s hard to tell exactly what breed Zeus is, but according to his veterinarian, he closely resembles a Turkish Angora.
Since Zeus was adopted by his mom, Carrie, back in 2010, he has brought numerous laughs and immeasurable amounts of joy to her life. When Zeus joined her family, Carrie was not looking to adopt a pet. She heard from a friend that a lady’s cat had recently had a litter of kittens, but the lady was financially unable to care for them all. Being the animal lover she is, Carrie decided she would just go “check it out”. Still, having no plans to adopt, she assumed she could at least help spread the word and find the precious cats a place to call home.
Upon her arrival, Carrie’s plans immediately went out the window. She saw the group of kittens playing in the middle of the floor, but it was when she saw the smallest kitten of all walking toward her that her heart melted.
“I instantly knew I wasn’t walking out there without taking him home with me,” Carrie recalls. “It was like he picked me out. He came over and sat next to me while his brothers and sisters played.”
For the first two years of his life, Zeus and Carrie shared an apartment, but everything changed about a year ago. When Carrie’s then boyfriend proposed to her, the happy couple moved in together. Carrie’s fiancé also had a male cat and the two were not sure how this would work out. At first, it was tough on Zeus, but luckily over time, Zeus made friends with his new brother and the four have lived happily together for the last year.
We’re thrilled to have Zeus and his family here at Willow Mist and we hope he enjoys being crowned as August’s Pet of the Month. If you happen to see Zeus and his parents around the community, be sure to stop and say congrats!
If you would like to see your family pet’s loving face on our community blog, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your favorite photos of your pet! Please also include your pet’s age, breed, favorite activities and a few reasons why your pet has been an extraordinary addition to your family. The pet (and owner) will receive a special mention on our Facebook and Twitter, a blog post and a special treat!