As part of our pledge to help animals in need, we want to use our star power to bring attention to the fact that many employees of Martha’s company have helped out our kind (and even cats) by taking in animals in need. We thought it would be great to tell you some of their stories! This sweet little kitty cat (Yes, we do like some cats) was adopted by Sarah Rutledge Gorman, managing editor, special projects group. Dot is a 5 years old mixed breed cat who was adopted in March 2006 from The Artemis Project/Lincoln Square Veterinary Hospital in New York City.
This is what Sarah told us about her kitty: "I originally contacted The Artemis Project about another cat, but the adoption coordinator asked if I would be willing to meet Dot, an almost-2-year-old who had been adopted as a kitten but returned after a few months because she did not get along with the other cat in the house. She had been a free-roaming cat at a vet's office for more than a year, and had gotten used to the life (and was often caught with her head in the dog-treat jar). When I first met Dot, she yawned and rubbed her face, then proceeded to ignore me for an hour--except to give me a head bump. The staff at the vet's office was delighted; apparently she hadn't ever been that nice to anyone.
I went back a few days later and lured her onto my lap with a treat. I was packing my apartment to move in a few weeks, so I arranged for Dot to stay at the office until I was settled in my new place. I visited her every other day, and by the end of the second week she recognized me; by the third, she was coming when I called and meowing if I petted the other cats. The day I arrived to take her home, she climbed into her carrier with no struggle, and she made herself right at home in the first five minutes. Dot is soft as a rabbit, a big fat lap cat who likes to wrap her paws around my shoulders and "hug." She recently got a dog brother, and although she gave him a hard time at first, she likes to curl up against his legs and groom his ears. And she still eats dog treats."