Cat Tales of Rescue and Resilience

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This little guy was dumped in the parking deck yesterday morning.  We keep a cat carrier handy for just such an occasion (and also for trips to the vet for the rodent patrol staff.)

Beautiful Shakyra, a teacher at Bright Horizons, our block’s early childhood center, said “I’ll take this little one home for the night, and I hope I can keep him/her! But I’ve never had a cat! What do you do??”

IMG_1722(1) The altar guild chairs, Dana Aldridge and Susan Virgin, stopped to ponder with her.

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IMMEDIATELY, BEHOLD!! THEY SEE A GAZILLION CAT EXPERTS EMERGE!!

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Around this block, we know it takes a village to raise little ones.  And I can’t wait to get there this morning to see how things went! Did the kitten settle down?  Are the roommates okay with the surprise?  The story is still being written as we speak!

And me, O I have some memories. Twenty-five years ago, I took home a lost little kitten  with the same golden eyes.  Perhaps an ancestor?   Someone found her under a tree on our block.  This is Baby Angel, aka Babs, ten years into her reign.

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And, O yes!! My roommate was totally shocked by her arrival.  And allergic.  A course of shots later (okay he is still taking the shots), Babs and Carroll found their way.

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And Babs opened the door to new life in our house which continues rambunctiously to this day!

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Around this block, we know stories never end if  we pass them on!  Do you pass your tales of rescue and resilience on?  Generation to generation?

Martha+

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