He had no idea that at 56, Schallman was defying the life expectancy for anyone with those issues.
Blake didn't know Schallman suffered at least one seizure a day. And, most perilously, those seizures could kill him while he slept.
No, Blake was just a cat who had been rescued from a neglectful home. Now, he was looking for a real home. And, at the adoption center, he couldn't have made it more obvious.
"He just stood right out," Schallman tells The Dodo. "He was the only kitten who was jumping up and down, meowing and meowing and meowing, wanting to get out."
Then Schallman got closer.
"I took him out and held him, and he kissed my forehead and purred."
Spell cast. Adoption complete.