Odin’s family took him to a local shelter when he was just a year old because they didn’t like his attitude. They said he was too lively and had behavioral issues, so they decided they no longer wanted him — and even asked the shelter if they might put him down.
“The shelter was shocked by the thought of someone wanting to put down a cat just for being a kitten,” Odin’s new mom, Alaina, told The Dodo. “Instead, he was taken by the shelter at that moment.”
Odin had evidently been mistreated, and when he was taken in by the shelter, he had a seriously infected eye. It was causing him a lot of suffering, so the shelter thought the best thing to do was to remove it, and thus adorable Odin became a one-eyed cat.
Despite his missing eye and troubled background, the shelter felt Odin would make an excellent cat for any lucky family, regardless of what his previous owner thought. He went to live with a woman who worked at a vet clinic who couldn’t keep him long-term — and that’s how his future mother learned about him.
“I merely heard from my roommate that her friend had a ragdoll missing an eye that needed a home,” Alaina explained. “So we met him and were told his backstory. It was sad to hear what he had gone through and how much affection he needed in the future. We chose to adopt him and make him a member of our family.”
Odin was the kindest cat, Alaina could tell straight away, and all he needed was someone to give him a chance. She knew he was intended to be in her family the moment she met him and brought him home right away. Knowing what his old family had said about him and the fact that he was missing an eye, Alaina wasn’t sure how Odin would adjust to life in his new home — but he’s proved to be the absolute perfect pet so far.
“He’s a huge lounger, especially by the screen door,” Alaina pointed out. “He likes to stare out the window and observe what’s going on, and you’ll see him in several windows looking at birds.” Surprisingly, he enjoys jumping in the shower with you and taking a shower himself! He’s a real oddball. In general, he’s a huge, lovely, fluffy baby.”
Odin’s new family adores him and cannot fathom someone would ever want to give him up. He’s not slowed down by having just one eye, and he’s exactly like any other regular cat – drowsy, a bit cheeky, and ready to be loved.
Sweet Odin was almost put down simply for being a lively, active cat. He has finally met the perfect family who accepts him for who he is.