Last updated: 28 Oct, 2020
Published on: 31 Oct, 2012
Rice makes the bowl half-full
Chance, the little white deaf cat (now known as Rice), had many admirers on the PetRescue website. They were all as keen to see this pretty young feline go to a good home as her carer Paula, at South Gippsland Animal Aid. So, when Tara and her partner Jared welcomed Rice into their Richmond home, she was quick to share an update and pics via the PetRescue Facebook page.
“She is my pride and joy!’ wrote Tara. “She's so spoilt! Her fave thing to do is play with cotton buds and chase the laser light. Please know she is in the best home possible.”
Within a month Rice had settled into pampered life as an indoor cat in Tara and Jared’s apartment. “Caring for Rice in our small apartment is really simple,” said Tara. “The only challenge is finding Rice. Because she is deaf, she doesn’t respond to any calls. So if she’s not around us, we have to go looking for her.”
Concerned that Rice may become lonely while the couple were out at work, Tara convinced Jared that it would be a good idea to adopt a friend for Rice. So, jumping back on the PetRescue pages, they found another orphaned litter of short-haired white kittens and chose a furry sibling.
They named their new boy Bubbles. “The pair have been inseparable ever since,” exclaimed Tara. “It’s as though they were from the same litter! Coming home to see these two is such a joy. The little characters make our home such a positive place to be.”
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