Friday, January 12, 2007

Formerly Feral Blackie

It seems like we've had Blackie forever since she's about 16 or 17 years old. She's outlived 6 other cats and she's fairly healthy despite her recent bladder infection. I was talking to my sister Leona (the source of most of our cats) and didn't realize how close Blackie came to being put to sleep. She was a very friendly adult cat who lived near Leona's office with a bunch of other stray cats. Leona took her home but she was an outdoors only cat since she had 3 other cats in the house. Blackie had a litter of 2 kittens but 1 disappeared and Leona doesn't know what happened to it. One of her neighbors took the remaining kitten and Leona had Blackie spayed.

Then Leona and her husband moved to the Big Island where they were building a house. They took their 3 cats with them but left Blackie behind to be cared for by Leona's brother-in-law. However, when she came back for a visit, she realized how skinny Blackie had become and found out nobody was feeding Blackie. Leona's husband told her to take Blackie to the humane society but it was close to Halloween and the humane society won't adopt out black cats near Halloween. Despite this, Blackie was in the carrier on the way to the humane society when Leona suddenly took the off-ramp from the freeway and ended up at our house. So Blackie joined Emily, Molly and Shirley as our fourth cat. (Shirley was another of Leona's rescued cats and I'll tell her story in the future.)

12 Comments:

At 1/12/2007 12:39 AM, Blogger Dragonheart said...

I enjoyed reading Blackie's story. I am so happy she found her Forever Home and wasn't put to sleep! She is a lovely cat.

 
At 1/12/2007 4:05 AM, Blogger Emma's Kat said...

So glad she found her home with you! She's such a purrdy girl and happy in her furrever home! How are the meds going? I'm sure she's feeling all better.

 
At 1/12/2007 5:16 AM, Blogger Cecilia & The 2Bs said...

Oh Blackie you are such a lucky kitty. And so pretty.

 
At 1/12/2007 7:14 AM, Blogger Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Blackie, you are a beautiful kitty and it sounds like you've had quite a life!

Kaze

 
At 1/12/2007 7:18 AM, Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Wow, amazing what a single turn on the road can do!

 
At 1/12/2007 11:44 AM, Blogger Kimo & Sabi said...

Blackie is one lucky cat!

 
At 1/12/2007 12:32 PM, Blogger Hot(M)BC said...

Lucky Blackie! You got a grate story :)
PURRRRRRRRRRS!

 
At 1/12/2007 3:02 PM, Blogger Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

that's a story with a happily ever after ending. we like those ones.

 
At 1/12/2007 8:43 PM, Anonymous Karen Jo said...

You are one lucky kitty, Blackie. I hope you are feeling better.

 
At 1/13/2007 3:00 AM, Blogger Eric and Flynn said...

We's so happy dat Blackie's story turned out so well.She's a furry purrty cat.

 
At 1/13/2007 6:00 AM, Blogger Pearl C. Pritchard said...

Loved the story about Blackie.

Pumpy and I were born outside to a fereal mother and when the woman took us in she intended to only foster us but guess what... here we are.

 
At 1/13/2007 2:08 PM, Blogger momsbusy said...

fanks yu fur purrayin fur yuki. i knows its hepin hers cuz she is feelins better. fanks agin fur checkin on hers. kimiko

 

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