Actually my whole family is TRASH.
Becky at In The Trenches posted about animal rescue and asked if we had any rescue stories of our own. If we did, we should grab the button and post the stories.
Both of our cats are rescue cats, and here are each of their stories.
Back in the spring of 1998, my father received a visitor in his backyard. It was a small brown and grey striped tabby cat. She looked hungry, so he gave her something to eat. After a couple of days she would venture into the house. She wouldn't stay very long and when she left she would go over to the neighbor's garage. They went to go look for her, but couldn't find her.
One day, Tiger (that's what they named her) was scratching at the back door. My father let her in and noticed she had something in her mouth. It was a kitten! She ran to the front hall closet, deposited the kitten and ran back out the back door. After a few minutes, she came back with another kitten and took him to the same closet. They were pretty new, their eyes weren't even open yet and it appeared that their father was a Siamese cat. There was a male who was all white and a female who was white with grey stripes. Every time we opened the closet door, the female would get up on her hind legs and try to hiss at us. She thought she was so fierce!!
After a few weeks, we took the female and named her Isis. My father kept Tiger and his friend took the male.
Tiger proceeded to have 5 more litters. Every time my dad would take her in to get fixed, he would find out she's pregnant again. We found homes for all of those kitten except for one. My dad kept him, his name is Matt.
Isis is a very petite cat (just like her mom) and has beautiful blue eyes that are completely crossed. She insists on sleeping with my every night and LOVES Arby's roast beef.
Back in the summer of 2003, I was at a garage sale at my old house that Kendra owns now. Her neighbor Val came over and told us that she found a stray cat who apparently had kittens in her raspberry bushes. I called Matt right away and he asked if their was a black one. Val said that she was sure that she saw a black one, but it was really hard to get them out of the bushes. That evening, Val called and said that all the kittens were out and running around her back yard if we wanted to come over and see them. They were all adorable but it was love at first sight when we saw Jedi. He's what they call a tuxedo cat because he looks like he's wearing a tuxedo jacket with a white shirt underneath. It also looks like he's wearing a cloak, hence the name Jedi.
When we brought him home, he followed Emerson all over the place, and instantly became her cat. They are best buddies.
Those are our rescue stories, but we almost had one more.
This week I received an email from my friend who had a friend who found 6 black lab puppies on the side of the road. She was emailing around to see if anyone can take them because the no-kill shelters were completely full. I called Matt and I could tell he really wanted one. I was going to talk to him later that evening, but as it turns out, all the puppies found good homes.
I am just so glad that those puppies are going to be well taken care of now, but I can't help but think why would someone just leave them on the side of the road in the snow and cold???!!!! It only took a couple of emails and a couple of days to get all of them adopted!! It makes me sick!
Sorry the pictures aren't that great, no one wanted to model tonight.
Update on the diet doctor, I lost a pound!! ( I am just so glad I didn't gain any weight) so now the total is 25 lbs. But my arm is all sore and swollen where they gave me my B12 shot. That never happened before.