July 19th 2012 8:09 pm
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This is Shadow's mom typing now... he is taking a break as he gets frustrated typing with no opposable thumbs... :)
I wish I knew what you were thinking, as I hold you, as you gaze out the window, longing to be outside. Do you miss being outside? Do you understand your life now? Are you happy, being an inside kitty, after having lived on the streets for who knows how long?
Shadow's vet tells us he is between 3-4 years old. He is young and healthy. He was neutered, I'm sure he was loved at some point, by someone. How and why did he wind up on the streets, alone? Shadow, I wish you could tell me your story. I wish you could tell me what you experienced, how you felt, after having been cared for by somebody. Did they just stop loving you? Did they just decide, 'I don't want you anymore?' How did you feel, having a family, security, a routine... and have that all taken away?
And the biq question I have is, how did you learn to trust the very race that abandoned you; how did you come to trust and love again? Oh how I wish I could get into your mind and experience your feelings, oh how I wish you could tell me what happened.
I see you sitting at the screen door, longing to go back outside again. Granted, all of this being inside is rather new, and maybe in time the desire to be outside will gradually go away.
What was it like living on the streets? Were you cold, scared, frightened, afraid you wouldn't find your next meal? What drew you to our house? What made you want to stay in the backyard, letting us get closer and closer to you... what made you TRUST again?
Every day I thank the stars above that you came into our lives. We LOVE you so much, Moonshadow, and I beliEVE that you understand and know that... as you do your Happy Prance about the house, following me, never letting me out of your sight. I won't desert you sweet baby, I never will. I am so sorry somebody did and I hope that in time you forget that. You are very special indeed.
Don't question why you are where you are now. BeliEVE, sweet boy, BeliEVE.
My wish is to for every kitty lost, abandoned, hurt, sick, scared, injured, alone.... to be safe and loved and to have a happy ending to his/her story.
I love you Moonshadow. Thank you for adopting us.
(and Lily, Oreo, Odie, George, Tigger, Poo, Chance, Berkeley & dad)
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Auntie Terry, mom asks herself all these same questions about me. I'm so grateful you gave me Moonshadow a furever home ... I beliEVE in second chances, I beliEVE in love.
Happiest little purrs!
Shadow: Our meowmy cried when she read the Diary Entry your meomwy posted. Our meowmy wondered the same thing about Lizzie, who was brought to our door two years ago this December, a tiny kitten, and George who walked into our patio, just a small kitten.
And Shadow, we BeliEVE also that you must stay indoors where you are safe and loved, and it sure looks as if you are getting along well with your brofurs and sisfurs.
My Angel Brofur Louie like to tease your sisfur Odie by untyping the top of her bikini when she came to BCCP. Try tha on her one day, it is TOO funny!!! She covers her chest with her paws and hollers "My niblets....everyfur can see my niblets!!" MOL...MOL.
Looking SO forward to the dance on Saturday
Sweet Purrcilla, sweet Jill, thank you for reading my diary. Mom was getting all teary eyed until she read about Louie untying Odie's bikini strings and burst out laughing!! Oh the wonderful memories. Thank you for beliEVEing. Always beliEVE. I love you both. I am looking forward to escorting my beautiful girl to the dance tomorrow!