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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Meet Star



Two days ago a lady that I do not know knocked on my door and
asked if I would be interested in taking in a rescue cat.
How do they find me? ha.  Nobody told her about me!

So here is her story...

Last winter she found this cat walking on the Charlton Mill Bridge
here in our area.  She found a home for the cat but always 
had a bad feeling about the home.  She went back to check
on the cat and after a few visits it was obvious the cat
was neglected, abused and sick.  The people said she
could take the cat back because they didn't want it.
Geesh...what's wrong with people!?

She took the cat to the vet, where it has been for 
the last 12 days.  She finished a round of antibiotics
and is improving.  Now she just needs some TLC and
to be fattened up.  She has been spayed and declawed.
The lady wanted to keep her for herself but her husband
won't let her.  She said she would pay the vet bill.
  So, here we are!  She was delivered to me this afternoon.

She's a curious girl...she gave herself a tour of the 
house and had some dinner and has settled herself
into this bowl in the kitchen. 
We're going to spend the weekend introducing
her to the rest of the family and making sure
she knows where the litter box is...
And most of all, trying to gain her trust and let
her know she's in a really good place. :)

She belonged to someone at one time since she
was spayed and declawed.  I wonder what happened.
She's had a rough life.  Poor girl.
She has a little flat nose like a Persian and
a white star on her chest.




56 comments:

  1. Poor little girl! How can people be so mean! Karma will be coming for them. I love her in that bowl. Makes her even more endearing. I noticed you didn't mentioned any of the 14 giving her the "Peach" treatment. Isn't it a coincidence that he defected, but you still got to 15, anyway. Lynne in NC

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    1. haha...well, the cats were either kind to Peach, scared or jealous. None were mean to him. When I wrote this post, Star had only been here about 90 minutes and she had only met Slate. Slate was the only one inside and he greeted her right out of the carrier. haha...he's so sweet. Since then she's met a few of the others. Their reaction is shock and surprise and her reaction is a big hiss. You can tell she's had to care for herself...and without claws she sure was at a disadvantage! She's a curious girl...she's explored all over the house. She's skin and bones. I hate to think of how thin she was before 12 days at the vet. I thought it would be a strange stroke of luck that Peach showed up the same day as Star, but so far it hasn't happened.

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    2. I swapped out that bowl for a bigger, deeper one. Isn't that funny that she chose a bowl on the counter? It's safer up high, I guess.

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    3. Her coat looks so glossy considering her history. That sweet Slate. Definitely my favorite of the bunch.

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    4. Slate can empathize the most, I'm thinking. He belonged to someone at one time, I think...he wasn't wild like some here.
      He remembers what it's like to be down and out, homeless and starving. He's one of a kind, that is for sure!

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    5. She looks pretty bad in a full body picture, though....it's hearbreaking. The Mister got home and thought she was wet, she's so thin.

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  2. Welcome, Star! You're a lucky girl to have found Betsy.

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    1. She needs a makeover, poor girl. :)

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  3. Lets hope that the rest of the clan accept her. Female cats, like their owners, can be very loving. I know that for a fact.

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    1. She looks so frightened in her eyes....who knows what she's been through. But she does let me pet her and pick her up...albeit with a growl.

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  4. Ohhhh, you're a new mommy! Looks like it won't take much for her to become part of the family. She looks very comfortable in the crib....I mean bowl.

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    1. lol....I felt like an expectant mommy watching out the front window for her to arrive this afternoon!

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  5. How cute she settled in the bowl. I think she knows she is HOME!
    At least you know her history and can give her, The Betsy Touch.

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    1. I'm cracking up that she bypassed all the sweet kitty baskets and blankets in the house and took the fruit bowl right off the kitchen counter!

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  6. Congrats by the new Baby:)))
    Cute!

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  7. She's a beauty! The word is out about Betsy's Home for Wayward Cats :-)

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    1. Isn't that hilarious? What are the chances? I asked the lady who told her I might take the cat and she said nobody!

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    1. She is SO skinny....it's awful! She's eating well, though!

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    2. Aww she will be ok with you:))

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  9. I wish you lived closer. I would give you the hug of your life. Thank you, Betsy from all of us who care about these lost and neglected cats. Deb

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  10. Yes, I second what Deb says....
    A BIG hug....you have a heart the size of Texas sweet Betsy and her family.
    Star is a lucky star....
    ~Jo

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    1. haha..oh, that's perfect...she IS a lucky star. :)

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  11. haha she found an interesting spot
    After her house trot
    Wow, 15 now at your zoo
    And old Nugget too
    I hope the neglecting people get hit gently by a car
    No death, just knock things ajar
    That serve them right
    Hopefully none of the others hiss or bite
    Sure you'll fatten her up too
    Awesome for you to do

    Do you have a limit though
    At your kitty cat show? lol

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    1. I guess I'll know the limit
      when I get there and reach it.
      But at this point, what's one more?
      My heart doesn't consider it a chore.

      Maybe those people will get infested with mice
      that nibble on their ears in the middle of the night.
      Blood on their pillows and hurting ears,
      won't ever sleep a wink with lingering fears.
      Wishing they had a cat to ward off the pests
      but now they'll get what karma thinks best!
      lol....

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    2. Yeah, what's one more
      Added to the shore

      that would serve them right
      Let them get nibbled on at night

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    3. Ew...that made me shiver a little bit.
      Tickled my spine and made me twitch. haha...

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  12. What a gorgeous little cat and such a find for you . . . I am sure she will appreciate her new home and hope she gets on well with the rest of the pride. Let's hope she has a brother called Peaches and knocks a bit of sense into him an gets him over too . . :)

    Interesting story about her . . . :)

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    1. She's going to be a beauty...huge eyes and a pretty little profile. She's loving the cat milk I had bought for Peach.
      I hope you're right....and Peach comes along pretty soon! :)

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    2. I am sure all the others will love her and adopt her . . . she looks so cute i that little bowl . . . lol

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    3. Isn't that funny that she chose the bowl? haha....wasn't expecting that. Good thing it wasn't full of fruit!

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    4. She is very cute ~ just like you . . :)

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  13. Oh I enjoyed yours and Pat's poems. Just too cute. It's beyond me what some people will do to their animals. But so happy the lady knew where to bring Star. She will end up being a beauty. Just a little Betsy loving care. I love that she chose a bowl and that you gave her a bigger deeper one. She will soon be purring in your lap.
    Betsy ~ You are a treasure and your love and generosity to these cats is not going unnoticed from Heaven above!!!

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    1. I just can't get over how cruel some people are to animals. Why have the pet? I just don't get it.

      This little Star really has an attitude! haha....she's had to be feisty to survive, I'm sure. Her hiss is as big as a lions. :)

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  14. well she's in good hands now, thats all that matters,

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    1. She's going to be a different one for me....no claws....hmmm....doesn't seem possible to keep her inside while the others go in and out that cat flap. I'll have to keep her in for a few days, though, until she's used to this being her home.

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  15. Welcome Star! You have found a wonderful home!

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    1. lol...I would agree! It's so nice, even I stay here! haha...

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  16. Aw, this was such a wonderful story to come home to tonight. A new Star in the sky. She is a pretty one and looks adorable in that bowl. I thought maybe the vet told the woman about you - how funny that she had no idea.
    I got a little teary thinking about her treatment. Makes me so angry. I hope they don't have any other pets and I am glad she kept checking on her and removed her. Idiots.
    She is a sweet addition to the Cat Sanctuary. Thank you for taking her. I know we will love getting to know her.

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    1. Well, she uses a different vet so that wouldn't have ever happened either. I guess it was just meant to be!
      I don't understand these people, either...why take the cat in the first place? She is SO thin, they obviously didn't feed her. I'm wondering if she was kept in a cage...surely she would have stolen food from the kitchen if she had been able. It doesn't even feel good to pet her...her spine is literally just under her skin. It gives me shivers. She's rubbed away most of the fur on her face with that respiratory infection she had. And her face actually looks like she has taken a beating at some time...things just aren't right in some way...hard to describe. Her bottom lip is damaged and healed funny and she's missing one of her big front teeth. I wonder how many lives she's already used up.
      Her big soulful eyes are amazing. This morning she gave me a little head nudge....a very good sign. :)

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    2. Poor, wee thing. Can't imagine people being so cruel. I hope she fattens up and makes a complete recovery. I know she is in absolutely the best hands possible, and I am so glad that woman chose you. Little does she know that your home is the perfect place for loving Continuous Cat Care!
      And Yay, Slate for welcoming her. No surprise there!

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  17. welcome Star! in no time she will be shining like a star under your care :-) happy weekend Betsy!

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    1. I hope so, Birdie! She needs a lot of TLC!

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    2. She is in a good hands, I know that! i love cats too. I grew up with them. My son always wishes for a cat but hubby has very bad allergies so it is a no no. In the Autumn last year, I drove through a huge tunnel, well I was stuck in traffic. I opened the window and I saw a tiny little kitten shaking, I did stop the car, just run to fetch her, I did put her in my car and as the traffic moved I continued to drive. I took her to the vet, she was 5weeks old, dehydrated, hungry, all dirty from having been next to the road, who knows how long. I remember while driving with her in the car telling her 'please don't die! I am going to safe you just hold on.' It was a month after our 15 y/o dog died. I could have not handle another death at that time. From the vet I got her home, I did clean her, fed her, and phoned hubby hoping that his allergies will Miraculously disappear :-) but he said no. I was lucky to find her a new home that same afternoon. My son cried when we said good bye but I know she was in a good hands. Just wanted to share :-)

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    3. Oh, you are a kindred spirit. I would have had to have stopped and picked up that kitten, too! :)

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  18. This one looks like our Baby Kittty. He is gone now but a rich part of the lives he touched. I still miss him.

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    1. I remember seeing photos of your Baby! Cats are great....I miss my two original ones! :)

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  19. Poor little thing, what a chequered history. You'll soon fatten her up. Maybe you'd better hide your most precious china bowls, as she seems to like curling up there. How funny.

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    1. The good china is up and out of reach. haha.....I'm still laughing that she chose that spot!

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  20. Oh,my goodness sakes alive, she looks like our boy Mr. Miyagi, he is fattening up nicely..Ginger got a new bed and water bowl and food bowl from my hubs who actually is not crazy for cats, but they love on him endlessly, he is a cat whisperer..Who the you know what takes in a cat, abuses it and not fed water etc...They will pay in their Karma, helpless animals no less..Oh, my doodness sakes alive, she will fatten up and love to be in a bowl our Mr. Miyagi sleeps in our sink in our bedroom all the time, he fits in and the other bowl he tries to get water from the spigot we just replaced..You are loving sweet human being that treats human life wonderfully and a soft spot for animals, you know that what you give out you receive in mutlitudes of love and joy and peace..Your kitty cat will thrive and be loved what could he ask for more or she? I am so tired we just got back from a tiny trip, I had a vet girl who works in a veterinary practice stay with our furrbabies and she loved it, they crawled all over her & she loved on them..Hoping your weekend with your wonderful family and yourself is just great Star looks like a Star in my opinion! CiaoX()

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    1. Mr. Miyagi.....what a name! :) Glad he's coming along for you. Star is warming up to us pretty well for only being here less than 24 hours. Poor thing has been through a lot. The more I look at her the more poorly she seems! She's eating well, though...a little every hour or so.

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  21. I wish her well. I hope she settles in and can get her health up to normal. I bet she will respond well to some consistent care. Best wishes to you and your husband for being so kind to one of God's creatures.

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  22. Hi Betsy - welcome to Star - now I know ... and now to see about Peaches ... the cat stories need to be checked up on ... cheers Hilary

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