My friend Janice rescued two beautiful starving dogs from a foreclosed house in in April (see Collateral Damage) . A very nice woman from Tucson saw the pictures and is coming next week to meet Shotsie, one of the dogs! This is the best reward there is for rescue work and we couldn’t be more delighted.
However, a cat had been left behind as well. Last week we went back to the house and rescued the little bag of bones. I took her home and will foster her until I can find her a loving home.
I named her Gracie, and it amazes me how loving she is despite her distrust of humans. I think her loneliness has taken priority over her fear, because in a week’s time she has become part of the family. She has not hissed or shown any aggression to my other animals. She has come out of hiding, eats at the community cat bowl, and is trying hard to make friends with everybody here.
Our dogs know better than to chase cats in the house, but they want to sniff her and she lets them. She has jumped up on my lap as I work at my computer, and purrs robustly when stroked or brushed. She’s about two years old and very underweight. Of course I’m padding her wee frame, she loves canned food, and I’m growing fonder of her every day. Naturally she is not spayed but I’m working with Border Animal Rescue to make that happen soon. If BAR pays for the spay, there will be an adoption fee. I would be willing to let her go before that happens with a reliable guarantee that she will be immediately spayed.