MISS PEACH'S COZY COTTAGE

Welcome to the COZY COTTAGE. This is the furever home of the memory of Miss Peach, our 18 year old Devon Rex angel kitty. I am Miss Hunny Bunny, she asked me to pour you a cuppa catmint tea as you read our old fashion mewsings about this and that. Please come by often...one lump or two? Now our precious Hunny Bunny is also an angel cat...please let me be your hostess at the cozy cottage...my name is Miss Hope.



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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

THE GREATEST THING YOU'LL EVER LEARN, IS JUST TO LOVE AND BE LOVED IN RETURN...


Today I would like to share this heart warming rescue story from mommies DEVON group...just one of many that we know, but one that changed lives because of LOVE...

""This is a now 3 year old story that I have shared a few times. An Oriental Shorthair, white with blue eyes locked in an attic for almost adecade. A decade of bags of food torn open, a bucket of water and god knows what the litter box situation was. She had a horrible dental decay all over, pus at her gum lines, kidney issues and guess what, she was a neglect case. In Chicago. Somehow, not sure how, I was the closest for transport. Transport gave me three days to find her a foster - she had to get out. I could not find anyone who had experience with totally unsocialized cats who had no contact with kids, humans of any kind, other cats, dogs, etc. She had a four paw declaw that was so bad we don't know if the vet who did it was drunk or blind. Or both. She can barely walk. Transport as I was, with no foster in sight, she came here. I told OSA I was the worst profile for a foster home for her but I would personally take care of all her vetting before placement. She was on antibiotics, then a huge dental, then the kidney infection which took weeks to turn around. After a few months of no offers on a geriatric cat that could hiss spit at us across the room and did put a few teeth on us, not severe but..... aliability issue was underway about known biters which all non profits must heed. To euthanize or not..... We chose to really try to work with her - she stayed on a kitchen chair and yelled at us. After months of hissing at my mom's old dog and other cats, she finally fell in love with my oldest son who was 10 then. She then fell in love with all my kids, marching through cereal bowls to get to them. She fell in love with a few devons, but she never left her kitchen chair except for meals and potty time. She fell in love with Alex, my old Siamese and never left his side until he passed away. Slowly she ventured to other rooms, a year afterwards down to the basement with us, 2 years after that, upstairs slowly on crippled paws. This week, she lies with all the cats on every couch and chair on every level, she tries to beat me upstairs to sleep on my pillow, she wants to be carried like a baby all the time, she is massively spoiled and the other cats adore her and she adores them. This girl who we call The White Wench for her salty language is never more than 1 foot away from any of us, she has helped clean and socialize kittens that came out of the nursery over thefew years and she has claimed Reddy Freddy to be her true boyfriend, a curly red devon neuter. I think with great patience, sometimes these cats are actually precious treasures. Coming out of neglect or shelters, often it is not easy to see the real personality. Wenchie needed a place to know that she was accepted. We would tell her, Rejection Is Not An Option, darling. To this day, out of almost 2 decades of rescue, this is the only rescue we have kept - all others were very placable although we have not had to foster so many over those years. I think at the point she chose us, well, we have all lived better because of her. She kisses and purrs are worth every ounce of gold of her weight. She can do biscuits with all four feet! She is, infact, family.""
~~~~~~~~~~~~~Angela Gruenberg, Devon Rescue, Chair~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

30 comments:

arnolddenita said...

O what a wonderful story1

Daisy said...

Thanks for sharing that beautiful story.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

That is a truly heart wamring story. We're sorry Wenchie had to endure such a long time of cruelty and neglect, but Angel's come when we need them most and it brought Andrea right to her. Glad she s spoiled Lady these days! Too bad she doesn't have a blog...

Kea said...

That is an amazing story, just incredible.

The Dutchess said...

Amazing..!
We send Wench and Andrea our love..:))

Pandafur said...

Your bloggy did make mai purrsonz eyez leak, it wuz a happy ending so I duzn't unnerstand why.

Harry Spotter said...

Very sad, but I am so happy that it had a happy ending for the sweet Kitty.

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a terrible start in life for Wench but what a turn round Angela achieved. We are just so pleased there was a happy ending.

Mishkat said...

Thanks for sharing this, Miss Peach. Many purrs to Angela and her family for helping Wenchie!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

What a beautiful story!

Kisses Misses Peach!

Pierro said...

Oh this is a wonderful story Missie Peachie. I am glad you shared it with me - I shared it with Blizzie. She liked it too.
It is too bad that Wenchie had to suffer so much, and we are comforted that she is finally in a loving home.

bonks

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is beautiful--and we love the photo too!

jimbo said...

I love the story with happy ending like this!!

Jacqueline said...

What a wonderful, sweet story; thank goodness Wenchie was found and accepted into a loving home with patience and care...Love heals us all...kisses sweet friends...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Amy and The House of Cats said...

What a great story Misses Peach - such a bad start with such a happy ending. It made our mom all leaky - but in a good way, because she is so happy the end was good.

Noll's Nip said...

It's like a real life fairy tell. Thank you for telling this beautiful story.

Asta said...

Miss Peach
What a bootiful and inspiwing stowy of love twi umphing
thank you fow shawig it
smoochie kisses
ASTA

cats of wildcat woods said...

I can't beleive what some poor cats live thru but thankfully Wennchie found a truly loving home at last. Nice post!

Sparkle said...

Such a sweet story, but it also upsets me for all the kitties out there who have suffered like Ms. Wenchie. Why would someone so cruelly have her four-paw declawed and then toss her into an attic for years with no human contact? But unfortunately, similar things have happened to other kitties, who didn't have the fortune to have an Angela come their way.

I hope that every cat lover takes this story to heart, and reaches out in some way to a kitty in need.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Such an great story, with such a happy ending.

Head butts to The White Wench and hear bean, Angela.

Furkidsmom said...

Thanks for sharing that great story with us. Mom has leaky/smiley eyes.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Angel and Kirby said...

That is a great story. Thanks for sharing.

We love Luna said...

Hello sweetie!
Thanks for this beautiful story, I believe in the power of LOVE.I'm always sending to my friends good energies and love.
I like you so much!
purrs and love
Luna

Anonymous said...

Oh, I loved reading this story- makes me all teary eyed. Such a wonderful blog you have Karla -It truly is all about love!!-xo-Valery

Lorraine said...

Oh what a heart wrenching story with a beautiful happy ending. Would that all cats who need rescuing end up this happy and bringing so much happiness. Thanks for sharing this Ms. Peach.
Pets and Purrs,
Lorraine

Laura said...

That is truly a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing it and congratulations to Wenchie for her survival so she could live to find a loving home.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Mom is having a sad day today, and thit story helps lift some of the heavyness she feels.

Junior and Orion said...

That is a very wonderful story Misses Peach! We are so very glad those people perservered and took care of Wenchie!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That is such a sad story about her being locked in the attic all those years. What a lonely kitty and what a waste of love. It is marvelous that someone accepted her and gave her a chance to learn to give and accept love too.

AFSS said...

What a heartwarming story, thank you for sharing it with us.