The Adventures of (Angel) Grrreta's Fam

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Thankful

When Mommy sees a homeless or feral cat she feels especially sad, because those kitties have to spend so much of their time and energy just trying to survive, often facing great dangers just to quell their hunger and survive amongst humans and other creatures. It also saddens Mommy that most communities still deal with pet overpopulation by killing homeless animals. Being a homeless kitty is a very dangerous life that kitties don't choose for themselves. So, when Mommy met Teddi, she knew that she had to help her. When Mommy and I first met Teddi in May of 2007, Teddi was feral, skinny, had ear mites, and had an injury to her hind leg that made it difficult for her to hunt and fend for herself...and she had just given birth to kittens. She was a desperate mess. Once we began feeding her, she regained her health within a few weeks. But, it took much longer for her to become tame enough to be handled. Mommy had her spayed when she was still wild, but she wanted her to be tame enough to be taken to the vet for future vaccinations and any other health issues that may arise. For the first four months, progress was very slow, but then Teddi had breakthroughs every day in which she became more tame and affectionate. In the past year, Teddi went from being completely feral to being an extremely sweet, cuddly, and playful kitty. Adopting a feral cat has been one of the most rewarding experiences ever. Now that Teddi is no longer feral and has a forever home, she has the time and energy to play. It is such a truly joyful sight when Teddi plays.

13 comments:

Victor Tabbycat said...

Git da toy! Git da toy! I luvs dat toy! Git it git it git it!
Um, what was you sayin?
~ Victor

Grrreta, you'll have to excuse Victor. He needs to learn some manners. Your Mommy must be very nice and patient to work so hard to save Teddi! Give her some purrs and sandpaper kisses from us, ok?
~ Nina

Tracey and Huffle said...

Teddi is a very lucky kitty to have met you and your mum, Greta.

Huffle Mawson

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

What a wonderful mommy you have! Teddi is a furry lucky kitty indeed!

(((HUGS)))

Laila and Minchie

Gandalf and Grayson said...

What a great happy ending, or a great new beginning for Teddi!

Daisy said...

That is a very beautiful story!

Marian said...

What a great story about saving Teddi!!! We know that we still have some feral issues (not pointing any fingers Phoebe!!!), but rescuing kitties makes beans very happy!
:o) Thomas, Phoebe and Trixie

Lux said...

What a touching story. I'm so happy for both Teddi and your family. ;)

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Grrreta, that was such a wonderful story ... we enjoyed hearing how Teddi came to live with you! The feral kitties that live next door to us are now letting our Aunt Cathie touch and pet them, so they are making progress!
Purrs and headbutts to you!

Southbay Girl said...

Yeah for Teddi! She is so lucky to have you guys!!! Grrreta thanks so much for sending Winton purrs!!!

Kodak, Winton, 3 Perf and Blossom

We3Katz said...

Ur Mom iz a good lady. I think if we ownd da house we lived in we wuld be up tu r whiskerz in strayz tu.

Mr. Echo said...

Whut a grate story! Teddi is a lucky lucky gurlcat. And kyoot!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That is such a neat story! Glad Teddi is no longer feral and has a home.

Kimo and Sabi said...

That is a furry fine toy you gots there!