Handsome Asher was renowned at the ASPCA for being one of the sweetest cats ever. Cuddly and kind, this elder gent just needed the right kind of parent to care for his medical needs. (Asher is FIV-positive.) Enter Molly Schulman of Manhattan, who adored the lovely feline from the moment they met.
ASPCA: When did you meet Asher? Molly: I first met Asher at the shelter two days before taking him home in April. A well-meaning friend had sent me the link of his YouTube video. I'd lost one of my cats, Carlos, to a sudden illness in March. I didn't think I was anywhere near ready to take in a new cat and hadn't intended to look yet, but I fell in love with Asher after meeting him. I've always adopted FIV-positive cats and had a cat with a heart defect several years ago, so adopting Asher felt like the right thing to do.
ASPCA: Do you have any other pets?
Molly: I live with one other cat, Diego, whom I've had for about three years.
ASPCA: How has Asher settled into his new home?
Molly: Asher made himself right at home! I think he knew he had it made, so to speak. Both Asher and Diego were not happy being separated for the first week or so. They were not "best buddies" right away, but now they're doing great. I've even caught them cuddling a few times.
ASPCA: Does Asher have any funny habits or behaviors?
Molly: He likes to hang out in the bathroom when it's hot. Though he's not supposed to have anything other than his prescription food, he can be sneaky and steal bits of "people food" from me on occasion. He's more playful than I would've expected, but spends most of his time just lounging on the couch
ASPCA: What does Asher mean to you?
Molly: Asher is a wonderful companion for—I couldn't have asked for a sweeter cat. Having him as part of my family has been a joy.
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