As I look back on all the years that my husband, Marc, and I spent with our cat, Alex, I have one regret that we never knew anything about his past… Marc’s ex-girlfriend surprised him with Alex about sixteen years ago for Marc’s birthday. She adopted Alex from a local shelter and wasn’t given any information about his history. Recently, I went to the shelter to see if I could learn more, but there was no information to get. Based upon how skittish he was for the first few years, Marc and I fear that he was either abused or was neglected. And the thought of that breaks our heart…
But just as I hate that I didn’t know Alex’s history, I love how I know Lucy’s – although some of it also breaks my heart…..
Lucy’s mom is a pure orange cat, which is very uncommon. She is estimated being about two years old. She was found in Brooklyn and brought to a shelter where she gave birth to five babies, two boys and three girls. Based upon her demeanor, she is thought to have been someone’s pet that was dumped after she got pregnant.
Fortunately for Lucy, her mother, and her siblings they were all rescued from the Brooklyn shelter, by the Long Beach Humane society, when the babies were about a week old. The family didn’t have to worry about the future of their lives anymore…. They went to foster care, to the home of a wonderful woman.
The foster mom, Jane, took excellent care of the babies and provided them with such a loving environment to begin their lives. Since Lucy wasn’t quite ready to go home when we first adopted her, and we also were going on vacation, she stayed with her family and Jane. Jane made sure to keep in touch with me and send me pictures of Lucy… so I was able to experience Lucy’s days before she joined our family. And I never have to worry now that Lucy experienced anything but love
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