Andrea Christian, a dedicated foster parent for St. Francis Society Animal Rescue, received a heart-wrenching call about a cat in desperate need. This feline friend suffered from a severe mange, with scabies covering his body and his eyes sealed shut. He was in severe pain and had difficulty even eating.
“I already had a full foster home, but I found room for him. Because of the mange on his feet, he was unable to walk normally. Immediately, I understood that his recovery would take a bit longer,” Andrea shared with Love Meow.
The cat, Mystic, showed a strong interest in food and a longing for affection. Andrea provided him with a comfortable room and embarked on the painstaking process of cleansing the mange from his delicate skin.
As she carefully combed and cleansed his face, relieving him from the weight of the crust, Mystic could finally open his eyes, revealing the hidden beauty behind those shutters. “It wasn’t until I was able to clean off his face that I noticed he had two different colored eyes (heterochromia),” Andrea told Love Meow.
Mystic was shown to be a white cat with a blue eye and a yellow eye. Without the discomfort on his face, he could devour his food and take his meds like a champ. “From the first day we met, he was shy but kind. He let me give him his medicine, comb his hair, and bathe him.”
Mystic was physiologically much better after a week of treatment and nourishment, but he continued to retreat until he was caressed. Andrea was caring for another cat, Fuzzy Biscuits, who had the same condition as Mystic at the time.
” Since they were both recovering from mange and had recently been repaired and tested, I decided to pair them up on a whim. It was an instant attraction. As soon as he got close to Fuzzy Biscuits, she began grooming him. Having a friend he could talk to about anything brightened his day. He finally opened up and professed his undying love for her.”
Mystic has grown into a beautiful, happy-pawed beauty. He will rub on anything soft and stick his toes up in the air to show how happy he is. He feels all is well in the world as long as he’s in a safe home with his best friend.
After weeks of treatment and tender loving care, Mystic and Fuzzy Biscuits have healed beautifully. Their fur is glossy and smooth, and Mystic has developed a love-bug personality.
“He likes to get as close to me as possible, and then purr himself to sleep.” Mystic is prepared to search for a caring home with his closest companion Fuzzy Biscuits so that they can continue their love story together.
Mystic’s journey is a testament to the power of compassion and the transformative nature of friendship, reminding us that love can heal even the deepest wounds.