A few years ago, we sadly lost our little angel, Misty, to hyperthyroidism. In her last few months we had to administer subcutaneous fluids, which she hated. It was so difficult to say goodbye. She was such a well-behaved little girl and always wanted to be in our company. She was 19-years-old. We did not adopt right away and were a little hesitant about doing so because we wanted to adopt another little sweetheart like Misty who was always so attuned to us.
After nine months, we went to a couple of shelters and were so overwhelmed by the many cats needing homes that we left empty handed, but there was one little girl that we couldn’t stop thinking about.
While most of the cats were roaming the cattery, a few were in cages for various reasons. There was this small, one-eyed, black cat in a cage having a grand time batting a toy around all by herself.
Mary Read (named after a female pirate) had been attacked by a dog and lost her eye as a result. We returned the next week and asked to see her. The moment my husband and I held her we knew we would be taking her home.
She immediately nuzzled my neck and licked me, claiming me as her own. She fits in so well with us that we feel as if we have always known her.
Story submitted by Patty from Cedar Knolls, New Jersey.
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