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CAT

CAT

Photograph taken today, at PetSmart, where Cat has been sent from the Humane Society, to be quickly adopted.  It was so lovely to see him, after nine days.  He recognized us, and gave us lots of love.

Late in last September, on our apartment unit’s outdoor porch;
We saw a little kitty, who was hungry and sun-scorched!
She rolled over, and let us rub her, you could tell she was no stray;
That her owners had abandoned her, dropped her off real far away!
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It took not long for us to want to save her, from starvation and her fears;
So, on our patio, we daily fed her, and phoned adoption agencies near!
The earliest that one could take her, was November the sixteenth;
So, we made the long commitment, to be her seven-week safety sheath!
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Three or four weeks later, a male started showing up;
In the beginning, we yelled and shooed him, for on her food he tried to sup!
But after a while, we came to the conclusion, that he was her protector and dear friend;
So, we built them both a heated house, where together they could spend!

Kitty’s rescue date went so smoothly, she was adopted within ten days;
But it left Cat without his roommate, and no one with to play!
This time, we had to wait till January second, before they’d take him in;
But suddenly, we closely bonded, and a romance did begin!
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Each time we’d go out to feed him, he’d rub our legs and purr;
We grew to love him dearly, we craved touching his soft fur!
But last Thursday, we had to take him, for his adoption and rescue;
Oh Cat, we miss you so dearly, and we never will forget you!
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Kitty was the start
But Cat became our Soulmate
We miss him dearly

P.S.  You are probably wondering why Kitty and Cat had to live on the porch.  It is because Linda is allergic to cats, and we live in a small apartment, where even if we had wanted to keep one, it was not feasible.  Lastly, of course, it would not have been fair to our sweet Cookie.  As it turned out, both Kitty and Cat, had tracking chips, were spayed/neutered, and had been given all their shots.  The Humane Society tried to contact their owners, but Kitty’s owner’s phone number had been disconnected, and Cat’s owners never responded to their message.  This proves that these poor precious creatures, had been abandoned, and left in the wild, to fend for themselves.  There should be very stiff penalties for those horrible owners who abandon their pets.
 

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Terry Kay

Hi Larry,  I had six kittens dumped on my land 3 months ago.  Give lived.  Got them all fixed now but we haven't been able to let them go.  I have a hard time with animal rescue.  They find a home with me. 😊. How is your puppy?  Hope all had been well with you guys.  Love, Terry Kay

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Larry Ran

Our Dear Terry,

To start out with a little levity, we think because of your beautiful act of saving these little innocent creatures, you should automatically become the Governor of "St Kitts".   Your kind heart brings tears to our eyes.  They say that cats have nine lives, but five very fortunate kitties, found their first one with you.
Our Cookie is now a year and a half old, and is the love of our lives.

All our love,
Linda and Larry xxx

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Terry Kay

Dear Larry,  I rescued my first dog when I was just 17 and had to move back home to pay her vet bills.  She was Sugar #1 and Sugar 2 and 3 followed.  My mom has the kindest heart and loves every living thing.  How blessed I am huh.  We are at an all time low with our rescued animals.  3 dogs, 13 cats, 1 donkey and 4 parrots. They are all old now.  Our vet gives a gift every year and last year they gave a $1,000 credit gift to mom!  She is so special.  Years ago people used to drop their unwanted dogs over our fence.  Mom was called the dog lady in the neighborhood. 😊  It has been a way of life for us and all of them were special.  I have always loved you guys hearts with your love for animals.  Have a wonderful day. Love,  Terry Kay
 

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Larry Ran

Our Dear Terry,

Wow!  Forget that Governors job on St Kitts,  I'm going to talk to all the right people, and have your Mother and you nominated for Sainthood.  What a wonderful history you both have for saving these most unfortunate abandoned sweeties.  I'm sure that if Linda and I had a big spread, we'd be doing the same thing.  Three cheers to you and your Mother.

All our love,
Linda and Larry xxx

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Cherie Leigh

Hi dear Larry...I loved your kitty story.  I admire you for all your efforts to be sure these cats got a good home...I hate it when people abandon their pets and just expect them to find a way to survive on their own...It is an abomination!  I am happy to see these two cats will get a second chance.  I had seven dogs at one time because of rescuing them and not wanting to let them go....It was hard taking care of so many, but I just bonded with them so much and did not want to think of them not being taken care of.  Animals are wonderful feeling souls that God asks us to take care of as our responsibility.  Cookie is lucky you adopted her.  I will always have animals around and want to help too.  Great poem that touched my heart. xo ;)  Love n Hugs

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Larry Ran

Our Dear Cherie,

Yes, it feels so wonderful to have saved Kitty and Cat from the life of a stray, facing starvation and eventual death, either by the elements, or the coyotes that live in the woods behind us.  We actually got in trouble with management, who had sent the whole complex a memo, telling us not to feed the stray animals, because they were damaging the property.  We defied this order, feeling that Kitty and Cat were no longer strays, that we had temporarily adopted them.  We actually got threatened with eviction, until Linda went to the office and explained what we had done.  People who abandon their pets, and set them out in the wild to fend for themselves, should be given very stiff progressive penalties.  We are sure, that those seven most fortunate doggies you rescued, were eternally grateful.

All our love,
Linda and Larry xxx

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