Reverie means a daydream or an impractical idea; which is exactly what most people would think about this cat ever having a chance of being adopted. “Reverie” is a 16 year old, one-eyed cat whose journey in life resulted in him being one of many cats the Humane Society takes in every year. Most people looking for a new pet would never think about adopting a cat that was so old or a cat with a permanent wink. Lucky for “Reverie,” our long-time client Melissa Snyder isn’t most people. To Melissa, what this cat needed most was a comfortable home to live out his final years. His missing eye just added character to this loving handsome cat. “Reverie” is certainly living a daydream everyday as he spends time at his new home with his new family and I’m sure his family feels the same way about him. When Melissa was asked what attracted her to adopt the special needs Reverie, her response was insightful. She feels that people in our society get pets for their own satifaction or reasons. She feels that we need to get an animal with the animals needs in mind. We’ve been fortunate to get to know Reverie the past week as a special medical boarder. Melissa had brought Reverie in for a shot and was telling us about her concern leaving him home alone while she was on vacation. While many boarding facilities are unable to take animals with such serious medical problems, we have the medical resources necessary to the job. Since we’re a busy hospital we don’t generally have a lot of room for boarders. But in this case, we agreed to take Reverie in. How could we not? For anyone deciding on adopting a new pet, don’t always count out the older animal or the one that needs a little extra love. Sometimes these make the best pets and their gratitude is immeasurable.