When a woman arrived at the shelter, she was greeted with a cat with the most asymmetrical face she had ever seen. She knew it from the first sight!
Lauren Thomson went to a Richmond, Virginia shelter a few years ago in search of a feline best friend. She had a few meet-and-greets with the cats, but she didn’t sense the connection she was searching for.
Lauren told in the interview, “The last cat I had picked me by swatting at my shoulder while I was staring at another cat, and I was seeking for another match like that.”
She felt a set of eyes looking at her after meeting a few cats and turned to face them. “I saw a (tabby) cat staring at me with her tongue hanging out and a squinty face, and I knew she was my girl.”
Piddlesticks, a tabby with a damaged jaw, was brought to the shelter. She was expecting a child and was a little rough around the edges. She was back to her happy self after a long foster journey and kitty jaw surgery, with the cutest asymmetric face.
All of her kittens were promptly taken into permanent homes. Piddles had been waiting for her wish to come true at the shelter for nine months.
She had her eyes fixed on Lauren when they met on that fateful day, hoping Lauren would notice her, which she did. That day marked the start of a new chapter in the life of the adorable tabby girl.
“On her first day home, I could tell that she was confused, but we bonded quickly, and she’s been by my side ever since,” Lauren told in the interview.
“She doesn’t always want to cuddle, which makes it all the sweeter when she does. She adores having her belly rubbed and her chin scratched.”
The adorable tabby cat, although roughly nine years old, is still a kitten at heart. She loves spending time with her forever human, watching tiny creatures from the screen porch while resting in the sun, and enjoying feline entertainment near the windows.
She has the most asymmetrical face I’ve ever seen! Lauren used the inverted feature on TikTok to publish a video of her cat, which gained over six million views in just three days.