Gandalf was given up by his family when he was around 4 years old because his parents were getting a divorce and no longer felt they could care for him. He was taken in by a foster family, and before long, a woman in the neighborhood who had always wanted a cat decided he was the cat for her and adopted him.
“I felt deep for him because just that fall my own parents had just separated,” Melissa Losier, Gandalf’s new mom, told The Dodo. “I needed him just as much as he needed me.”
From the moment he moved into his new home, Gandalf absolutely adored his mom. He’s super cuddly with her (and most everyone he meets) and follows her around all day long, but for some reason, she’s never really had any luck getting him to play with toys.