Hi! My name is Bella and I am an Applehead Siamese cat. It was just five years ago when the lady with the big heart for animals found me at Animal Services. I had been living out in the woods with my one tiny weak kitten, scrounging for any available food. My former masters had dumped me there when they found out that I was pregnant and they had not wanted to feed another mouth. Having me spayed was not an option they had even considered either, for if they had, I never would have gotten into that condition in the first place. I was very young and was not yet wise to the ways of the world. Honestly, what animal is? We only live by those basic instincts that have been God-given to reproduce our species. Since I was so young, maybe only six months old, I was not fully developed and had only one tiny little weak kitten.
We were found out in the woods by two little boys who were playing Hide and Seek with their older brothers. I was getting weak for I did not have enough nutrition to keep my body healthy and provide milk for my little baby. I had infection in my eyes and ears, I had fleas and worms and my little baby was not thriving at all. He just wanted to sleep all the time. I was grateful when they found us, for I didn’t know how much longer I could hold up. The little boys’ parents did not want to have more animals, but after tenderly cleaning us up and feeding us some delicious tuna and dried food, they took us to animal rescue, knowing that we would be well cared for and a good home would be found for us. I remember being in isolation with my little kitten and a Veterinarian examined me and my little one and started us on medicines. After a while, I started feeling much better. Soon, I got stronger, I was spayed so that I could not bring any more kittens into this already over populated world. I lost track of time, but soon I was put in a cage. It was clean with warm towels, a litter box, food and fresh clean water. This is where we would live while people come to look and see if they can find a cat, dog, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets and other animals to be adopted. It was the day after Memorial Day and shortly after the doors opened, I saw her walk in. She had a kind face and I watched as she looked at the rest of the cats and circled the room. One cage after another she walked and stopped to look and talk to the other cats. She made little cooing sounds and encouraging messages left for the other cats that surely someone would be by soon to take them home and make them their forever kitty. When she came to my cage, she just stopped and looked in my eyes and for me it was love at first sight. But she did not say a word, but abruptly walked away and out of the room. My Gosh! What had I done? Didn’t she like me at all? I thought she was gone for good, but after a few minutes, she came back with an attendant to open the cage and she picked me up so gently and held me in her arms. I could not help it, I just relaxed into the curve of her arm and started purring. I knew I had found someone who would love me forever. She stroked my face and told me she thought I was the most beautiful kitty she had ever seen. It was so much more than that. It was that instant heart connection that happens and we know that Destiny has brought us together. Soon she was filling out papers and paying the fee so that I could go home with her and live at her house. There were other cats living there, but I felt very safe and just knew that I had found my forever home.
A place where I would be loved and cared for ….forever!
Every year, there are millions of cats who find their way into animal shelters around the world. There are also many, many more who do not and are left to fend for them selves and live on the city streets, back alleys, farms and even find our way to live in the neighborhoods of good-hearted people. Some wander the canals of Europe, doing their best to keep the Rat and mice population down and living in peaceful harmony. They are often fed by people who care for their well-being and sometimes they will even be trapped and taken to Veterinarians to be spayed or neutered, then turn back outside to live peacefully, but not able to reproduce. If you cannot rescue an animal and bring it to your home, I do hope you will donate time or monies and help in saving these beautiful animals and helping in the care for their well-being. Please do your best to help save their lives or bring them into you home to allow them to live the life they deserve. To be loved and to give love to you and your family. It will be a decision that will bring you joy every day of your life.
Bella is a gorgeous Siamese cat and this is her story as told by her.