Magic’s winding road to forever began when he arrived at PHS as a one-month-old kitten in May 2016. He and his siblings were raised in a foster home, but he had a tough time gaining weight and growing strong. With intensive medical care, Magic began to flourish in his foster home and soon returned to the shelter for adoption.
Adopter Danielle Bedics-Arizala writes:
I originally saw Magic’s (then named Batman) photos on the Pasadena Humane Society’s website. Of all the cats, his photo stood right out. I emailed his picture to my husband, Octavio, and he said we could go look at him if I wanted to. We had recently lost our 19-year-old orange tabby cat, Pumpkin, due to kidney disease, so I wasn’t quite sure if I was ready to adopt just yet. On Saturday morning we were out running errands. We were going to be passing by Pet Food Express, so my husband asked me if I wanted to stop by to see Batman. I did. When we arrived, we saw Batman’s picture in front of his window, but he wasn’t in his space. It just so happened the PHS volunteers were playing with him in the cat room. He was beautiful! We knocked on the window and asked if we could come in and see him. Immediately I could tell he was going to be a wonderful cat. He was so friendly and playful. He was not shy at all and was extremely social. There was no way I could walk away from this little black cat. Octavio and I looked at each other and knew he was going to be “the one.”
The following day we picked him up and brought him home. He immediately fit right in. It was like he knew he was home. He spent the day exploring and playing and by the next morning he was strutting around the house like a king. I think he knew he had found his forever home. He is now one pampered kitty and is getting lots of love, attention and playtime. Batman’s name is now “Magic”. Since he is jet black, he can disappear into a room only to reappear in another! I’m still trying to figure out how he does that! I could not have asked for a more amazing and wonderful cat. He follows me around the house and at night he even sleeps at the foot of the bed. I’m so glad we adopted him! Some things are just meant to be.