It's fair to say that cats aren't necessarily known for their loyalty. We tend to associate dogs with loyalty more so than cats. But one special little cat named Trooper may have just changed that.
Trooper was found by Alexis Hackney and her family back in 2014 whilst they were flipping a house. They went to investigate after hearing meowing coming from the basement. “She was inside the wall, and my mom and sister had to get a sledgehammer, and bust out the sheet-rock and get her,” Alexis said. “She was about 2 weeks old. Her eyes were barely open.”
The family fell in love with Trooper and decided to take her home with them, where she formed an extra special bond with their 96-year-old grandmother, Sarah, who lived with them.
It wasn't until Sarah became very ill that the family realized just how close the two had become. Trooper stayed by Sarah's side most of the time, sleeping with her and bringing her gifts from around the house.
When Sarah sadly passed away, Trooper was inconsolable. She stopped eating and the usually non-vocal cat began walking around the house crying all the time.
Trooper is doing a lot better these days, but she still misses Sarah very much and often still brings gifts to Sarah's old room.