Wednesday, 18 September 2013

A letter from Emma about: An Act of Kindness and a Kitty


Dear Reader,

This post is about my beautiful ginger tabby cat Ollie and 16months of absence. 

We rescued Ollie and his sister Sandy from a farm two years ago. Farm cats often have a hard life and many do not live to be adult cats, so we rescued them in the hope of giving them a better life. 
From the start they were both wild! We would have to stop them climbing the curtains or carefully remove their claws from our legs, and when it came to food they ate so quickly because they were so used to a lack of food. However, they were lovely cats, and after a few weeks they turned into very calm and affectionate kittens.


A cute but very cheeky Ollie as a kitten!

Just over a year ago Ollie developed a skin condition, so a trip to the vets was needed. However, he was very timid and became anxious when going to the vets and meeting new people. Unfortunately, whilst leaving the vets the latch on his carrier clipped open and Ollie darted off, we still had his medicine treatment in hand! I was in London at this time, but after hours of searching for him he could not be seen anywhere, posters were put up and we returned to the area but there was no sign of him.

That was until a few weeks ago, after 16 months of disappearance. We got a call from the vets saying they had found Ollie! When he returned home he was 3x the cat he was before: he was huge! And was also a lot more affectionate then he had ever been before, maybe this is due to who was looking after him, but who had been feeding him and looking after him so well?

We got the address of the lovely lady who had been looking after Ollie from the vets and brought her some flowers to say thank you. It turns out she had been feeding Ollie for 4 months, when he first arrived he was very skinny, anxious and poorly however she feed him 3 times a day, until he not only gained weight but also became less shy and very fond of her. However, she did not want a cat so called the cats protection, they told her to phone the vets because he might be chipped...and the rest is history!


The flowers we bought the lovely lady. 


Ollie at home and as relaxed as ever! 


We are so grateful to this woman for looking after our cat, it is really heart-warming to know that there are some lovely people in the world. It's just so nice to have him home.


Yours,

Emma Dilemma


Quote of the day- "The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer."
- Mahatma Gandhi


15 comments:

  1. Aww that is such a lovely story!! How lucky to get him back after so long x

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    1. Thank you :). I know we feel so lucky, it's just brilliant! X

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  2. Wow that is great news. I am so glad you got him back.

    Karen x
    http://silvermachine78.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Aw lovely post, it's great that he's back! I love your quote too, so true!x

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    1. Thanks Nat, I know what a lovely end to the summer. Glad you like the quote, I thought it was a good one :).

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  4. heeyy

    I just tagged you on the Liebster award, click this link to see more about it

    http://misscheerful28.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/liebster-award.html

    Maria xox

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  5. So happy you have him back now! What a lovely lady :)
    Great post <3

    Head-full-of-flowers.blogspot.co.uk
    XO

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    1. Thank you, it's so lovely to have him back :). I know, she was a very nice lady.

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  6. Such a lovely story! I'm so glad you got your kitty back. You must be over the moon. xx

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    1. Thank you. I really am over the moon and cannot believe how lucky we have been. It's just so nice to have him home :).

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  7. What a lovely story! Thanks for sharing. It always makes me happy to know that good things can happen. You probably wouldn't have thought to get your kitty back after 16 months. But I'm so happy you did. And what a nice lady!

    Also thank your for the sweet comment on my blog and thank you for following. I followed back!

    allthingsglitterandbeauty

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  8. What a heart warming story xx I'm so happy for you that you've finally got your Ollie back xxxx I've got a cat called Oliver but he's black and white :)
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog I adore your blog so am going to follow you <3

    Emily xxxx
    http://emilys-little-blog.blogspot.com/

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  9. oh that is such a wonderful story. so amazing the lady found him. and that she took him to the vet and they were able to contact you! really so happy to hear everything turned out for the best w/ you and your little kitty. 16 months is such a long time, i'm sure you thought you'd never see him again. i must say though this story makes me a little sad since our little kitty Ole (but also pronounced "Ollie") did not have a happy ending w/ us a few months ago. but of course i am so glad yours did, i wish no one else would have to go through what we did w/ our little kitty.
    Cuddly Cacti
    Mitla Moda

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