Monday, May 23, 2011
Delta pledged SGa in December 2003. She was a scrawny little kitteh abandoned at a vet's barn in Monterrey, MI. Half-starved and sweet as sugar, I couldn't resist those pretty green eyes and immediately fell into a mushy pile of nonsensical baby-talking love with this girl.
I mean, just look at that face. Would you look at that face? Isn't that a face you could die for!?
So Kal brought her home, and we quickly discovered the drawbacks to bringing home this little rescue. First we discovered that she had an eating disorder. Yes, out of all the cats in the world we found the one with bullemia. She was so used to not having food that she would binge (then subsequently purge) every time she passed by her food dish. Really?
Then once she started feeling better, she discovered that she had claws (oh boy!) and teeth (even better!) and was a masterful escape artist (STUPID CAT!). We thought so many times, "She is 2 (3, 4, 5 ...) year old now. Surely she will start to calm down ..." Oy.
But, she is still our little girl. She's been there since darn near the beginning; surviving 2 months living with another cat, a 12 hour half-sedated car ride, and 2 screaming newborns (one of which has since learned what the spray bottle is for). SGa just wouldn't be the same without her.