No More Scaredy Sadie


I adopted my Bella on June 12, 2012; she had been called Sadie, and she was in rough shape when she arrived at the Dumb Friends League. She was still recovering from being spayed and having her right eye and six teeth removed when I brought her home.

She was scared of thunderstorms, loud noises and was very unsure about men. She didn’t know what on earth to do with a toy! She was all over me from the beginning. I watched the video taken in your visiting room with her rubbing across my face—and that’s about the only thing that hasn’t changed! There are now toys all over my apartment, thunderstorms don’t require me getting under the covers so she can get under blankets and hide, and she’s the best big-sister kitty to my little one (adopted as a kitten after I got Bella … Bella is her entire world!) that I could have ever asked for!

She has traveled all over the country; she’s been to 11 states and thinks that she’s the queen of the world whenever we stay in a hotel room. She will wake me up in the middle of the night if I start wheezing or coughing, and she won’t leave me alone until I use my inhaler. Her favorite place (besides my lap/legs/arms/chest/back!) is my parents’ lake house because she can sit in the window and watch chipmunks and squirrels all day long.

Thank you to the Dumb Friends League for giving her the care she needed to get healthy. Thank you to her foster home for loving her for the few days she was with you. She’s happy and healthy and loved.

–Stefane P.
Parker, Colo.