Persian cat Dreamy was looking for a home...
...for a cat in need of care
Dreamy's life suddenly wasn't so dreamy any more. Darkness set in: her eyes had to be operated out and her mistress had passed away.
Animals are fellow creatures and suffer and rejoice just like humans - only their language is different. It is important to give animals a voice, so that as many people as possible recognise what is going on with their beloved cat, for example.
There are care homes for people, so why not for animals?
Gut Aiderbichl has had a special home for cats in need of care since 2012. When you have as many velvet paws as Gut Aiderbichl, you naturally have to think about which facility is the right place for a newly admitted cat: we have young cats, old cats, healthy cats, cats with handicaps and also blind cats.
The flat was too small for two blind cats
After her mistress died, Dreamy had to live in her son's bedroom for a few months. There was already a 12-year-old blind male cat in this household, but the two did not want to become friends. The last resort would have been to put Dreamy to sleep.
The nature of the Persian cat is actually cosy and gentle
In the 17th century, the Persian cat was imported to Europe from the Turkish-Persian region and lived here mainly in the courts of the nobility. Targeted breeding began in the late 19th century. Due to a breeding fashion trend, the face of the Persian cat became shorter and shorter, so that it also has to struggle with health problems.
A very sensitive part of the Persian cat's face are the eyes. Unfortunately, the narrowed tear ducts caused by breeding make the beautiful cat eyes water very much. The eyes need to be cleaned daily to prevent the cat from getting bad eye diseases. Why Dreamy's eyes had to be operated out, we will not be able to find out.
In general, the care of a Persian cat is time-consuming. Its long hair must be untangled daily and brushed carefully but thoroughly, otherwise the silky coat will become completely matted within a very short time. The sensitive Persian cat finds the felt balls in the coat very unpleasant.
The solution for Dreamy was Gut Aiderbichl Traisen
In this former hotel with an attached garden, we have wonderful opportunities to offer elderly and chronically ill cats a pleasant life. The cuddly tigers live together in small individual groups. They also have balconies and terraces at their disposal. If a cat would have to live in solitary confinement due to its illness, we can offer it that too.
Eleven-year-old Dreamy has been living there for a few weeks. She seems to have settled in well in Traisen. There is a lot of peace and quiet, exercise, a few friends, lots of care and love.
Nevertheless, Dreamy seems to be longing for a loving person who would like to take her in. Her blindness has made her even more sensitive and she would like a nice, cosy, cuddly home.