Bella and Murphy in Olympia, Washington
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Bella is a Siamese cat and she is best friends with Murphy who is a Ragdoll kitten. They have been the best of friends from the very first day they were introduced to one another. They play, eat and sleep together, bringing much joy to our home. This photo was taken with natural light that was to the left. The natural light is the very best to pick up the intensity of their incredibly blue eyes.
Bella is an intelligent and loving little girl. When I found her at our local animal rescue, she was less than a year old and had one very weak little baby. She had been found living out in the woods , was very underweight and in very sad shape. The minute I saw her, she looked straight in my eyes, so I asked the attendant if I could hold her. She simply relaxed in my arms, started purring. and our two hearts sang together that blissful morning. An hour later, we were on our way home. She has proven to be the most wonderful house cat who will be my alarm clock if I am not up by 6AM. She will start nibbling on my arm and nuzzling me to get up and face the day. Also, she will scold the other cats if they are found scratching the furniture and is always so polite when she is fed. She will not start eating until I put the food in front of her and stroke her back. All of this is amazing to me since she was living as if she were ferrel, but she has the manners of a true little lady.
Murphy I met as a tiny little kitten who was the only one who survived out of the litter. For whatever reason, his mother would have nothing to do with him and my friend Kristy was force feeding him every two hours. He would not have lived without her insistance that he eat. But still, he was not thriving. The day that I met him, it was like my heart was touched with how tiny and helpless he was. I sat right down on the floor and picked him up and settled him on my chest, over my heart and talked to him for the next two hours, petted his little head and and back also fed him with an eye dropper. The next day, I came back to see him again and he was a little stronger. Kristy said that he was finally beginning thrive. I came back often and several weeks later, Kristy was leaving on a trip to Canada for a cat show and asked if I would take care of little Murphy while she was gone. He was still such a tiny little thing, only two months old. I brought him home and immediately, he was taken in by all of the other cats. The perfect addition to our home right from the very first. He has turned out to be the most active and rambunctious of all of the cats, but comes to lie next to me at night. I believe he thinks I am his Mum.
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