Cat Can’t Stop Cuddleing Beloved Stuffed Animal Despite Losing Owner

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Hoonie, a 16-year-old cat, has gone through a lot in his life recently, but one thing hasn’t changed: his favorite stuffed animal, a gray and white cat, is still at his side.

Hoonie’s owner passed away lately, leaving him without a home. Hoonie was first taken in by the owner’s daughter, but she and her own son are allergic to cats, so they were unable to keep him. As a result, Hoonie and his toy cat were sent to Alley Cat Rescue in Maryland.
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Hoonie is doing “very well,” but he’s still getting used to the new sights and sounds at the shelter, according to Brianna Grant, Alley Cat Rescue’s communications assistant. His biggest source of comfort is his teddy cat, which most likely still smells like home.
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Grant said, “We’ve never seen a cat so dedicated to a plush animal.” “It appears to be his support network.”

Hoonie spends his entire life with his plush cat, sleeping, cuddling, and wrestling with it.
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Grant stated, “It’s been a long-time buddy.” “She [the owner’s daughter] emailed us images of Hoonie roughhousing with the plush animal, thus I believe Hoonie enjoys and is devoted to the stuffed animal.” He’s been in the cage for a while now, simply snuggling close to it, and it appears to be helping him out.”
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While the staff will do everything possible to assist Hoonie adjust to life in the shelter, they eventually want him to find a new home, especially because he loves human contact.

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Grant described him as a “big talker.” “It’s rather lovely.” He’ll let you know when he’s lonely. You’ll be able to hear him from across the room. But once you go hang out with him, he simply becomes silent and sits out next to you, and he appears to be perfectly satisfied just to have people about him.”

Grant hopes that Hoonie’s senior age does not dissuade potential adopters because he is in good condition.
Grant described him as a “big talker.” “It’s rather lovely.” He’ll let you know when he’s lonely. You’ll be able to hear him from across the room. But once you go hang out with him, he simply becomes silent and sits out next to you, and he appears to be perfectly satisfied just to have people about him.”

Grant hopes that Hoonie’s senior age does not dissuade potential adopters because he is in good condition.
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“He’s a senior cat towards the end of his life,” Grant explained, “so I believe people have a hard time dealing with the concept of adopting a cat and developing a bond just to have the cat pass away.”

“However, I’m confident that whoever adopts him will have a wonderful few years with him.” He’s a real sweetie.”
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Hoonie would be best suited to a tranquil household setting with no other cats, and preferably with owners who are there frequently, according to Grant.

Hoonie’s toy cat will accompany him to his new home when he is adopted. “We couldn’t tell the two apart,” Grant chuckled. “They’re a deal – two for the price of one.”