Origin Story

Once a barn cat where shadows play,
Rescued into warmth, his fears swept away,
Christmas brought a home, a love untold –
Big-pawed and sweet, his story unfolds…

Feathers in air, a playful delight
Once shy, now basks in love’s soft light
In the house, a haven to enfold
Griswold’s sincerity, a treasure to hold.

Hello there, humans, it’s a Christmas Miracle!

You can call me Grizzy, Grizz, The Grizz, or even Flatty if you want to throw it back to when I was first discovered. Let me tell you how this magnificent orange furball found my way into your hearts.

My journey to this cozy paradise began when I was discovered by a kind friend of Lotsa Heart Animal Sanctuary. I was a free spirit, hanging around her property and seeking refuge in the barn. Life was a bit uncertain, but I was happy to find a friendly place to stay warm and get fed…little did I know, my adventure was about to take an even more heartwarming turn.

You see, I’m not just any cat; I’m Griswold, named after the legendary Clark Griswold from Christmas Vacation because it was around Christmas when fate brought me to your doorstep. This wonderful friend noticed me, coming in and out of her barn and made sure I was safe, happy and healthy, but things got a bit tricky when I didn’t quite hit it off with her existing feline companion. Sensing that I needed a special place to call home, especially during the festive season, she reached out to the sanctuary.

And voila! That’s when I made my grand entrance into your lives. From that moment on, I’ve been basking in the love and care showered upon me. Feathers have become my playtime companions, and snuggling is my favorite pastime. Oh, and let’s not forget my majestic cat tower – the perfect spot for climbing and napping at the very top. I’ve traded the uncertainties of outdoor life for the warmth and security of being an indoor cat in this loving sanctuary.

Life is pawsitively amazing, and I’m here to stay, filling your days with feline joy and companionship. “This is no longer a vacation. It’s a quest. It’s a quest for fun.”
Meowtastic adventures await us! 🐾

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Type: Domestic Short Hair
Adoption Date: December 14th, 2023
Birthplace: South Carolina
Personality Type: Consul
Favorite Color: #F3551E (Lotsa Heart Orange)
Favorite Treat: just cuddles please
Favorite Book: The 9 Cats go to the Farm
Favorite Song: Eye of the Tiger
Favorite way to relax: Snuggled up in an armpit
Favorite Movie: Christmas Vacation
Favorite Celebrity: Chevy Chase
Favorite Athlete: Anyone on the Grizzlies!
Dislikes: Uncertainty, surprises


Speed: 89
Awareness: 88
Agility: 91
Strength: 76
Heart: 100

Weakness: Armpits, can’t resist a good armpit snuggle

Special move: wouldn’t you like to know!

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