“Ugly.” “Gross.” “What the hell is that?” These are the first things people tend to say when they meet Possum, an unusual-looking cat with gray fur, bald patches and a rat-like tail.
Either that, or they ask if Possum has mange, or if she’s a burn victim.
But to Stephanie (who preferred not to give her last name), Possum is perfect.
Possum was one of several kittens born in Stephanie’s co-worker’s backyard in central North Carolina.
The mother cat was feral, and Stephanie’s co-worker did her best to care for her and the newborns.
All of the kittens were “normal” looking, just like the mother — shorthair domestic cats with white and calico fur.
Possum, on the other hand, was gray and almost entirely bald when she was born. She was also the runt.
Possum’s brothers and sisters were adopted into loving homes, but no one wanted Possum.
Stephanie’s co-worker planned to take her to the local shelter, which was known for its high kill rate.
At the time, Stephanie already had two cats, and she couldn’t really afford another.
But Stephanie fell madly in love with Possum’s thin gray fur and wrinkly, potato-scented skin. She knew she had to save her.
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