I adpoted Michi about 4 years ago, when our neighbors moved and left her behind with no food, water, etc. after having her for about a year or so. It took her several months to get used to my mother who left food and blankets out for her, when still she wouldn’t get very close to her. When I returned from spending the summer with my dad, I stepped outside one day to find her sleeping on our porch. After a few minutes of sweet talking and coaxing, to my avail she came to me and we bonded from the start. About a month later she was living in my room.
Years later, she’s well fed and well loved and the sweetest cat I could ever ask for. I named her Michi because it means ‘path/pathway’, because she followed one right to my heart and found her way to a new home.