Some cats at Chesapeake Feline Association (CFA) grab visitors' attention right away — they're more curious than scared, so they stick around whenever someone new walks through the door. These residents tend to get adopted quicker, while the shyer cats are looked over. That's what happened to Gray Belle, a longtime resident at CFA who spent almost 3,000 days waiting for a forever home.
Carrots had been at the shelter for 566 days at that point, and most of those days were spent by Gray Belle's side. When Gray Belle's new dad offered Carrots a treat, the cat's reaction surprised him.
A little while later, the man left the shelter with Gray Belle and Carrots in his arms. The two shy cats were finally on their way to a loving home.