Not all cats have lived a life of luxury, being cared for by “devoted to the cat life” humans. Some cats get to a point in life where they become known as “the saddest cat.”
Meet Mister Bruce Willis, not the movie star, but this one is definitely also quite the fighter. Mister Willis was originally dubbed as “the saddest cat.” The way he looked gave you that impression and it was representative of the way he actually feels on the inside.
Being a stray cat that is aimlessly roaming the streets every day for years was not the life for him, but once he found a forever home with a loving human being, he was all set. Sandra, the owner, also had to go through a lot to finally bring him home.
A Sad Cat
The poor kitty didn’t choose his fate, and despite his rough looks he was and still is “the sweetest and the most affectionate boy around,” but all that was missing in his life was a loving family to call his own. As soon as Sandra saw a International Cat Day’s post made by the Animal Humane Society in Minnesota about Mister Willis, her heart dropped.
She never intended to get a furry friend, and even if she wanted, her lease forbade it. However, she felt a strong connection to this cat and kept visiting him regularly at the shelter hoping that one day he would find his human. One month later, she somehow managed to convince her landlord to make an exception of Mister Willis because he deserved a loving home.
A year later, the orange tabby is now completely unrecognizable after spending a year with Sandra. The “saddest” cat has magically turned into the “happiest” cat and also managed to amass 94.4k followers on Instagram.
“I saw Mister Willis the first time in a post that the Animal Humane Society in Minnesota uploaded in August last year. There was something about his eyes that just spoke to me. He looked so sad. I knew I couldn’t do anything about it since my lease didn’t allow pets and I was also not planning on getting a cat. Even so, I had to go and visit him. He looked even sadder in real life and I had to leave after only a couple of minutes because it was so heartbreaking. For some reason, I kept going back to visit him. He is FIV ρσsιtιvε, which isn’t a big deal, but since he was at an animal shelter with lots of other pets, he got an upper rεsριrαtσrү ιnfεctισn. He was really sick for a while. I hoped that someone would adopt him, but he was still there, week after week,” Sandra told Bored Panda.
“Eventually, I decided to ask my landlord for permission to get him, and I was really surprised when I was granted an exception. I brought him home the following day. He went from being the saddest cat to the happiest cat I’ve seen in only a couple of hours. He purred all night long and wouldn’t leave my side.”
“I’ve had him for a year now and we’ve had our ups and downs. He was very sιcк for a while and we had to go to the vet all the time. Luckily, he was able to fight off all the ιnfεctισns and today, he’s a happy and healthy cat.”