Sister Shadow

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© je suis moi
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I have decided to try and post a picture of all my pets. This is Shadow. Her Mother found me in 1993 when she brought 3 kittens to my home. She was feral cat and trusted no one. Then she was gone. She did not show up again for several months. This time she had had another litter, but only had one who lived. She finally let be befriend that kitten, but in the end it died in my hands a few days latter. I laid the kitten on a towel and she laid by it all night. I finally told her I had to take the sweet kitty and bury it. Again she left for a few months. Finally in Sept of 1995, during Hurricane Opal she had 4 babies. Lots of rain and all. I moved them into a sheltered box but when I went inside she moved them where she wanted them. By the wooden fence in the rain. Somehow, they all lived and are still with me. Mama- who looked just like baby Shadow died of cancer in October 2005. I never saw them apart. Never- thus the name Shadow. Its a long story, but 2 of the kittens moved inside a few years ago. Now McGregor also lives inside as he has FIV and must stay well but is semi isolated. Only Shadow remains outside. I fear she too is not well. Over the past few weeks she is beginning to trust me finally. Boomer is her Brother and Muffin is her sister. McGregor is her brother. They will turn 17 in September. Mama finally realized she need some help with her kittens and finally trusted me enough to take care of them. I am so glad she did. Her Mama was really a good Mother.

Shadow will be 17 in September.

Post note : Shadows brother McGregor almost died in Jan 2011. He now lives in the house, but is HIV + (or FIV+) His health is much improved I am happy to say.

I fear Shadow is also FIV + but she is not at tame - though she does came when I call.

pix 5-9-2011

24 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (10 May 2011):

    I hope she is okay Gloria. I know how much you love them all.

  • Jim Thomas

    Jim Thomas   gave props (10 May 2011):

    Your pets are wonderful, thanks for introducing us to them all! You have a big heart - they are lucky to have you watching over them.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (11 May 2011):

    Quite a story these kitties have. They are so lucky to have found you. Shadow is beautiful. I hope she will be all right.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (11 May 2011):

    Very nice, Gloria.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    voted! neat entry.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (19 Jun 2011):

    And she is beautiful!, what a story, sad in a way, but hopefully she will be OK, voted!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (20 Jun 2011):

    BTV

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (21 Jun 2011):

    Thank all who voted.

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond   gave props (27 Jun 2011):

    Nice. Voted! R

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (18 Jul 2011):

    Voted!!! Great shot!!!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (28 Jul 2011):

    Cats are so very human like...great story...We as humans need to be more aware of the animals that live amongst us...Great image and story...voted

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (29 Jul 2011):

    I missed voting on this one and came back to fix that.

  • MªTeresa Barreda Royo

    MªTeresa Barreda Royo gave props (2 Aug 2011):

    My vote!!!!!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (25 Aug 2011):

    How wonderful!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (27 Aug 2011):

    I found the photo and story extremely touching -- a yes vote!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (6 Sep 2011):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (15 Sep 2011):

    I came back to vote.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (23 Sep 2011):

    This is special Gloria! Thankyou for sharing this with us ☺

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (4 Oct 2011):

    I voted.

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins gave props (15 Oct 2011):

    Sweet love!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (15 Oct 2011):

    Oh This is a super shot of your little cat...and the story to go with it! "They" say that we can never be a cat's owner, they own us. You are a wonderful carer of your pets. Hope all is still well.

  • Subir Kumar Mohanty

    Subir Kumar Mohanty gave props (16 Oct 2011):

    What an apt title!

  • Terri Merrill

    Terri Merrill said (27 Oct 2011):

    Nice photo, love your story too.

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (28 Oct 2011):

    That's quite an age for this sweet cat and her siblings, her mother really picked the right person to trust!! Great shot, story and entry!

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