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My Fur Baby

Apr 18, 2017 2:12 AM

I thought I'd share the story of my cat. Might help as a distraction to you guys who are in pain.

About 4 years ago my new neighbor had a young black cat. The cat misbehaved so badly they decided to make him an outside cat. He roamed for months and would always come to my house for food and to sleep in the garage. One day he came up the driveway severely injured. He has been in a fight with some coyotes that live in the woods behind us. I rushed him to the emergency vet. They informed me that unless I paid the bill they'd send him to the animal shelter and he'd most likely be out down. I decided I needed to pay. This animal was very near and dear to me already. Against my parents wishes (I was 18) I brought him home. My parents instantly fell in love with him. He was diagnosed with FIV so he is immunodeficient.
Now here is the amazing part...
It's been almost 5 years and this cat amazes me everyday. He has learned when I'm in pain. He knows how to turn my nightstand lamp (it's touch activated) on and off. He follows me when I'm sick. He wakes me up when I start to get a migraine in the middle of the night and he has recently learned how to open my drawer and paw at my medicine bag. He headbutts me when I'm down and he knows how to meow and say what sounds like "momma". He is my angel.
I have severa other animals including my pekingnese baby. (Didn't want to leave him out).

I hope my story warms some hearts. ❤

Apr 18, 2017 4:29 AM

That is a wonderful story. I have a black cat that looks just like him named Noodles. If i don't get up immediately in the morning when he wants me to he'll take his paw and shut off my cpap machine. With no air flow I feel like I'm choking with the mask covering my face and he knows I will take it off and get up. He also knows when I'm sick and will sleep with me wherever I am. How sweet are they????? Just love him to death!

Apr 18, 2017 10:04 AM

Animals just know! I swear I like animals more than I like most people. At least animals are honest and you know how they feel about you. Sounds like your fur baby was very lucky to have found you!

Apr 18, 2017 5:34 PM

@Frustrated: Wow! That's one way to wake you up! They are just amazing.

&LMB: I agree with liking animals more than people. 😂 and I'm the lucky one. 😊

Apr 21, 2017 9:00 PM

That is so heartwarming! I have a shih tzu named Leela with no eyes and we are each others companions, almost inseparable. My boyfriend laughs because she is so quiet and laid back like a cat!

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