“Abandoned Feline Finds Hope: The Tale of a Persian Cat Wanderer Saved by a Caring Household”

Introducing Augustus, who also goes by the name of “Gus Gus”! This adorable feline is a Persian breed and was rescued in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s astonishing to think that such a charming and lovely cat like Gus Gus was wandering the streets for several months before being rescued. In the following story, Madeline, his beloved owner, shares all about his personality and story.

My first experience with fostering a cat was with Augustus from Fluff Nashville. We named him after Gus Gus from Cinderella because of his silly and absent-minded personality. Augustus, a Persian mix, had been wandering the streets for three months before we rescued him. I still recall the moment I met him – his big blue eyes peered up at me from his carrier, and I knew right then that it was love at first sight.

As soon as I touched him, he began to purr with contentment, and I knew that we were meant to be together.
Upon arriving home, his odor indicated that he had spent time in a dumpster, but he was ravenous and devoured three helpings of cat food.

Failing to Foster
While we were fostering him, I found myself in tears every single day at the thought of having to give him up to someone else. It was crystal clear to me that he belonged with our family! Despite already having two amazing cats, Khaleesi and Toogie, I managed to persuade my husband to let us add another furry friend to our household.

Gus Gus turned out to be a foster kitty that we couldn’t let go of! But, we’ve realized that our family is only suited for three cats max. Despite this, we’ve continued fostering and have helped almost thirty cats find their forever homes without becoming too attached.

How would you describe Gus Gus’s demeanor?
Gus Gus is an absolute sweetheart! Whenever I come home, he eagerly runs down the stairs while meowing nonstop. He even tends to stick by my side constantly, following me everywhere I go like a loyal shadow.

My furry companion is my constant shadow, always vying for my attention with his adorable puppy dog eyes. Whether I’m in the kitchen or lounging on the couch, he’s never too far away, eager for some pets and affection. At night, he insists on snuggling up next to me, often making himself comfortable on my pillow right above my head. While he does have a soft spot for my husband, it’s clear that I am his favorite and he’s definitely a mama’s boy through and through.

The Tale of Gus Gus
Despite his large appearance, Gus Gus is actually a tiny fellow tipping the scales at just 7 pounds. Although the exact age of this lovable furball remains a mystery, our veterinarian estimates that he falls somewhere within the 4-6 year range. Don’t be fooled by the fluff, this little guy is as cute as can be!

He adores the spotlight and compliments that come with his Halloween outfits! I find him incredibly dashing when he’s all decked out. It’s impossible not to be smitten with him upon meeting!

Gus Gus is a friendly dog who doesn’t know the meaning of “stranger”. He greets visitors warmly as they enter our home, making him a favorite with house guests, the vet, and even the cat groomer. It’s safe to say that he has become an integral part of our family, bringing endless happiness and humor into our lives.

Madeline is involved in fostering cats and kittens with FLUFF Nashville, and you can stay updated on the latest feline adventures by following Gus Gus and Madeline on Instagram. While Gus Gus is certainly handsome, it’s important to remember that he’s a rescue cat. National Kitty strongly advocates for the adoption of rescue cats, and encourages those interested in a particular breed to check with local rescues before turning to breeders. Many purebred cats end up in shelters or with rescue groups and are in need of loving homes. Even if a specific breed isn’t immediately available, a rescue organization can add you to a waitlist and notify you when one becomes available. So, consider adopting your dream cat in the most ethical way possible and remember: adopt, don’t shop.

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