"He wasn't exactly what I was looking for at the time, but I fell in love with him when I met him, and knew I had to take him home," Cheyenne told The Dodo. "Growing up, I had a formerly feral cat and knew what great pets they could be. I also figured since Pharaoh was still young, it would be easier for him to warm up to living with people."
Cheyenne brought Pharaoh home and put him in his own room so he could adjust to his new home. He would come over to greet his new mom every time she came into the room, but he refused to let anyone touch him. He also refused to eat.
"I assumed he was just nervous, as the shelter said he'd been eating fine," Cheyenne said. "The second day, he didn't eat again. Finally, on the fourth day of no eating, I figured something must be wrong and I took him to the vet."