Homeowners Find Note From Past Owner About Their Home
Kristin Danley 8/31/2018
When a buyer purchases a home, the property just might come with some unforeseen quirks. It could be something as simple as a squeaky door that just won't quit making noise no matter how much grease you slather on the hinges.
Maybe it's the noisy neighbor next door who loves to crank up the tunes. Or it could involve something furry and cute...
Miranda and her family bought a new home and were thrilled to finally be able to move in. As they walked into their new home, they were so excited!
Until they saw a note the previous owners left for them. It appeared the home came with an extra guest they knew nothing about.
The prior homeowners asked Miranda and her family if they'd do them one simple favor. They wanted the new occupants to take care of a longtime occupant who years ago had claimed the backyard for himself.
At first they were taken aback by the request, Miranda told The Dodo, but then they fully embraced the request. It didn't take long before the special occupant made his presence known to the new homeowners.
"We immediately looked out the back sliding glass door and he was looking at us through the door."
For years, an old orange tabby cat had shacked up at the home. The previous homeowners fed it daily and even bought him a special house to shelter him from the adverse weather.
The new family named him Raz and looked forward to caring for him. But they had to laugh, because the family already had five rescue cats.
"The house we lived in previously, people used to drop off their cats there and we took them in."
They named the mature cat Raz and kept an eye on him. The tabby had an old injury he babied, but remained distant from the new family.
After feeding him daily for several weeks, Raz finally let them get close to him. It definitely was a breakthrough!
"He used to hide anytime we came to the door. Now we can sit outside with him. He will come up and eat now when the screen door is open, which he wouldn't do before. He also now comes to the door and meows to let us know that he needs food."
While Miranda and her family are more than happy to care for Raz, they'd really like him to grow comfortable enough that they could transport him to a veterinariarn to examine his injured paw. But for now, they'll settle for Raz allowing them to sit nearby and soak up his delightful purring.