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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Of Kitty & Tiffy

Good news has it that Kitty, a 1 month old male tabby I found by chance, has gotten himself a home. Unimaginative name aside (The vet wanted a name, so there), he is the sweetest, most lovable and trusting little guy ever. 2 weeks ago, while going out to give a little food to the strays downstairs, I met Kitty sitting forlornly on the stairs with his little paws tucked in beneath himself, looking as if he was waiting for that someone who had left him there to return. I picked him up, went to the few neighbours I know who owned cats to see if they knew him but all had denied responsibility.

Then the predicament came. Do I (i) Leave him him where I found him and hope that he will find his way home (ii) Ring up SPCA, who knows, someone may pick Kitty up within the critical 24 hours (iii) Bring him home and expect a shelling from parents and QQ. (iv) Call up my CatRescue contacts and plea with them to offer Kitty a place to stay for the time being.

Noticing that Kitty's whiskers had been snipped neatly down to 1 cm (abusers lurking round the corner maybe) and imagining QQ spitting and hissing away (WHAT DO YOU MEAN 1 MORE CAT?!), I decided to give option 4 a shot.

Long story short, a friend kindly offered to foster Kitty and the sweet thing got himself adopted in a few short days. Kitty now stays with another 2 month old kitten. :D

Kitty is only one of the very few who manages to find a home so quickly and I pray that he will be the best behaved kitten who will grow up to be the best behaved cat in the world. I pray that his new family will be patient and tolerant towards his bad habits and misbehaviours. I pray that they will laugh over his mistakes and learn to love him for who he is, be it for better or worse. I pray that his family will never, ever give him up. I pray that he will be loved and cherished forever.

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Click here to read about Tiffy, a poor kitten who left us prematurely. Rest in peace, Tiffy.

6 Comments:

  • I'm sure Kitty would do well with his new family. =)

    But the Tiffy thingy really strikes a chord, since my Old Man/Woman's always been threatening the same thing.

    'cept I told them in no uncertain terms that if they were to do that... there'd be a bloody (literally) headline in the news the next day.

    By Blogger Guttercat, at 4:35 AM, July 06, 2006  

  • Good Luck Kitty. :D

    Poor Tiffy is gone, but I hope people can really learn something from this incident. Tiffy's death is just so unnecessary.

    At home, my parents say the same thing too. My dad will look at the cats and comment that "Dogs are still better hor. Dogs are more human. Don't keep cats lah." and my mom seizes every chance to remind us that the cats are making us sickly and unhealthy.

    But they know that when they say that they want me to give the cats away, it is an impossibility. :D

    By Blogger Mini-Meow, at 12:59 PM, July 07, 2006  

  • My Mom has never liked cats. But when I brought Boy home at 3 weeks, even she couldn't resist. He also peed around but it was never even suggested he be put down. Tiffy looked a bit like him but she was furrier. It is so sad what happened to Tiffy. I am sure Melissa could never imagine her father would do such a cruel thing.

    By Blogger Three, at 1:54 PM, July 08, 2006  

  • It is already hard enough knowing that our kids will leave us one day. To have to lose one when she's still a kitten AND healthy really wrenches one's heart out.

    Now I'm thinking of all the poor darlings who have left me and none of them was gone due to old age. Sigh...

    By Blogger Mini-Meow, at 6:03 PM, July 11, 2006  

  • By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:18 AM, February 08, 2007  

  • That's a great story. Waiting for more. » » »

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:35 AM, March 03, 2007  

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