Tis Good to Be a Princess
June 10th 2012 8:01 am
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While this is a few days past your gotcha day, it still holds lots of love. Several times the beginning of that summer, human sister brought kitties home from work at the shelter to "watch" over the weekends. Of course they were all adorable. Then one day she walked in with this shoebox...that was making this little teeny mewing sound. She said "Mom, this one is only a week old. The guy that found her was trying to feed her, but it was too much for him so he brought her into the shelter, and without us, she won't make it..but it will be a long foster until she gets big enough to spay & go up for adoption." Well, I took 1 look under that blanket, and my heart melted. That little face, so scared & needing love....I was hooked right then. So we took turns every 2 hours, feeding you with an eye dropper. Then you learned to drink from a little bottle. I wiped your hiney to help you go potty, I cleaned your little face. Along the way, I totally fell completely in love with you. As you got bigger, your tough little personality came through. You growled when you ate, you stole a bite from a sandwich, and you definitely did not like very many people. We kept on loving you so you knew you did not have to growl, that food would always be there. Then came time for you to be spayed & to give you up. There was no way I was gonna let you go my sweet girl. When I took you to get spayed, I cried all the way home - I was afraid to leave you, that you would forget me. You were crying in the cage when I had to leave. I had to wait 2 days - what if something went wrong? what if they put you up for adoption instead of holding you for me? They were 2 of the longest days. When they brought you out to me, you mewed to me so loud, and grabbed my neck. Even the lady there got all teary as I cried holding on to you. As the years have gone by, I learned what you like, what you don't, where you like to be scritched the best. You made The Dad into a cat lover, and every night, you sleep right by my legs. I hope to have many many more years with you my sweet kitty-girl. You have brought such joy into my life, and even though I know you would probably be happy to be an only cat, you tolerate the boys just for me. Momma loves you so very much my Maizy-cat!