Molly’s Three Lives: From Deserted to Beloved Home Cat


The next story was submitted by Brett C via email:

Molly has had three lives.

We don’t converse concerning the first. Her conduct tells us somebody beloved her. The vet examination outcomes advised us somebody damage her, there are poorly healed fractures. That was earlier than they deserted her by the airport

It was 5 years in the past throughout her second life that Molly turned a part of mine . I had simply turn into the Monday and Tuesday caretaker on the managed feral cat colony she had wandered into after we met.

It was love at first sight for each of us although she performed “arduous to get” for 2 months. I’d sit on the slope after feeding her and her buddies and he or she’d sashay backwards and forwards in entrance of my outstretched legs, swishing her fluffy tail and flashing these inexperienced/gold eyes , her lengthy black fur glistening within the solar.

Earlier than lengthy she allowed petting and shortly after that she was laying in my lap purring whereas I brushed her.

It all the time broke my coronary heart leaving her there once I was completed , by no means understanding for sure I’d ever see her once more . And that was earlier than her disappearances started.

She would go weeks at a time with out exhibiting herself to any of the feeders . The final time was three weeks and I’d grown so determined that I’d taken over the colony feedings seven days , calling for her with tears in my eyes.

Lastly after three weeks lacking she got here trotting as much as me with glowing eyes and an completely happy meow, utterly clueless that the massive blue field at my toes was a cat provider

Fast as a flash I had her off her toes and into the provider. That was 5 August 2019 Molly and I walked away from her second life within the human and feline homeless web site between the freeway, the wastewater plant and the taxi manner of SFO.

The primary months weren’t straightforward and it was some time earlier than I heard her candy voice once more. We had been on her time however I beloved her a lot that endurance got here simply.

It’s been nearly 4 years since I introduced her residence now.

You’ll be able to’t see the scar throughout her nostril anymore and the nicks and tears in her ears have principally healed. It’s important to look carefully to see that she was ear tipped as a TNRd feral

She’s made herself completely at residence now residing in full peace together with her feline household of 5 , particularly our latest little tuxedo queen Needs who appears to have turn into a surrogate for the kitten she had and misplaced when she lived within the colony.

Molly is as completely happy and nicely adjusted a wee home cat as I’ve ever recognized . She has no curiosity in any respect in leaving the home , contentedly sunning herself in that catio extension or a solar puddle inside when not following at my toes demanding affection and pets.

After which there’s the stormy days once I watch her laying in her cat tree with the air from the compelled air heater ruffling her lengthy black fur as she stares out together with her huge golden inexperienced eyes because the chilly rain lashes in opposition to the window panes and you’ll simply really feel how completely happy and grateful she is that she not has to really feel that.

Molly remains to be solely 9 and the image of well being and I count on we’ve got a few years collectively forward of us.

However I nonetheless deal with each single day together with her because the blessing I very nicely know it’s.

The out of doors images are from her previous life, the indoor from her new.

Brett C


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