Wednesday, September 20, 2006
We've sponsored a kitty at BEST FRIENDS
A posting at Skeezix's Scratching Post (thanks, Skeezix!) made us aware of a special kitty who needs support ... So, we've sponsored her, too. Her name is THUMPER and she can be found at Best Friends Sanctuary. We're posting her photo and story here to help draw more attention. Good luck to you, Thumper. We hope that you can find a fur-ever home like we did.
DaisyMae Maus and the Feline Americans
Thumper is a striking little inky black cat with great big eyes. Her back legs are paralyzed, so she walks with only her front paws, pulling the rest behind her. But she does this with a racer's speed! This cat is fast! In fact, it may be safe to say that Thumper doesn't consider herself handicapped in the least. She moves just about as quickly as any other cat - and doesn't seem even remotely self-conscious about her legs. She is bright and attentive, always looking about to see what people are doing and making sure she's included in the activities. There's something chipper about her. She has a very upbeat presence. She seems to think that life is fun and the world is interesting. She offers a cheerful, youthful companionship.
Thumper was born in 2000. Her paralysis was caused by a dog attack. The poor thing had her spine broken! It must have been terrifying. She'd had a family before the dog attack, but afterward, the family gave her up. She lives happily here at Best Friends, however, and therapies seem to be improving her posture and continence somewhat. Thumper would like to be adopted into a very, very well-prepared home.
Dictated by Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels at 12:45:00 PM