A kitten by the name of June was discovered as a stray in the South African town of Hout Bay in November of last year.
Domestic Animal Rescue Group (DARG) volunteer Holly Gilbert-Jones told The Dodo that the woman had been “brought in” by a member of the neighborhood who had discovered her. “I suspect her mother had been slain,” Gilbert-Jones said. No brothers or sisters existed.
The DARG team immediately noticed that June was a little different — she’d been born blind, although June didn’t seem fazed by this.
“She obviously has no understanding or idea that she was any different than any of the other cats,” Gilbert-Jones said. “She would be zooming up and down the hallway.”
Gilbert-Jones fostered June for several months, and she fell in love with her during that time. Not only was June full of energy, but she craved love from everyone she met.
She has something, Gilbert-Jones said. “It seems like she exudes this happy vibe. Everyone who sees her instantly develops feelings for her. She has a talent for influencing others.
A Facebook post about June soon won the hearts of Andrew Duff and Rebecca Warner, who agreed to adopt her before even seeing her. They were confident in their choice when they went to pick her up.
“From the word go, we fell in love,” Duff told The Dodo. “She curled up in my arms, and I gave her a nice cuddle, and since then, we’ve been very, very tight. She’s very loving — she’s probably the most loving animal I’ve ever come across.”
As they drove home, June climbed into Duff’s arms and snuggled into him.
Warner told The Dodo, “She simply curled onto his neck and stayed there.” “I picked up a little tag that said “Daddy’s Girl” on the way home after realizing that that was it. He has now become hers.
“We were a little bit worried about June integrating with them, and the first couple of weeks, there was a lot of hissing and chaos,” Duff said.
She was adamant about playing with them and was determined to be with them, according to Warner. They are now very much sisters and adore one another.
In addition to her apparent affection for her family, June like taking walks with them while wearing a leash and harness.
Duff said, “She’s bolder than our other two cats.” “She just walks even if she can’t see. She makes decisions by leaping off objects. We’ve brought her on vacation previously, and she quickly created a detailed map of the new location.
“When we take her for walks, it’s amazing to see her react to sounds,” Duff added. “She’ll hear a bee around the flowers, and she’ll leap at it. Or she’ll hear birds and suddenly turn.”