Top: Timmy and Magnus (long-haired chihuahuas) grooming each other — sent in by Renay; Middle: Taz and Quince (a Newfoundland and a Tervuren) playing — sent in by Joan; Bottom: Shadow and Sammy (two rescues who are true survivors) — sent in by Sue
More about Shadow and Sammy after the jump.
Here is Sue’s heart-warming story about her rescue kitties, Shadow and Sammy:
My two cats are both rescues. They are my welcoming committee when I come home every day!
Shadow was rescued from a grocery store February 13, 2001, pregnant and feral. The vet told me that if I hadn’t rescued her when I did she would have died, along with her kittens, since she was only about 5-6 months old. Unfortunately, it was too early in her pregnancy to save the kittens. She spent 8 months under the bed until October 18, 2001, when she decided to actually stand still and let me pet her without running away! I will never forget the look on her face — she actually grimaced! Now she is a pet pig! As you can see, she is a stunningly beautiful, all black cat without a speck of white on her anywhere.
Sammy (the Bull Gravano) showed up in my yard one day in early August, 1999, around 4 months old and incredibly hurt. He had two bites to his head, one so bad that you could actually see his left eye socket (that wound caused facial nerve damage to the right side of his face and he can’t blink or close his right eye), and most of his tail was raw and covered with maggots. That part of his tail had to be amputated and the remaining tail is now about 6 inches long. I tell him all the time that his tail is growing! You should see him smile when I tell him that! I named him after the mobster that turned in John Gotti because he is one tough little cat. And…he has more personality than most of the people that I know! He is an all-orange Tabby, light orange hair with dark orange stripes…and like Shadow, not a speck of white on him either!
Thanks Sue for your wonderful story and for saving two beautiful cats and giving them a loving home!