Ever considered rescuing a pet? I hadn’t until my ever so socially conscious daughters rescued a cat each…my grand cat daughters, I call em. Cousin Pearl and Ruby Dee!
Now these two felines are NOTHING alike, I tell ya. Pearl is calm and sweet around humans. She knows to not bite the hands that feeds and rubs her. She’s not shy with guests and she talks a lot – she’s very vocal. Just call her name and she responds with strong meows! She also instinctively knows when it’s dinner time. She lets everyone know with loud annoying meows until she’s fed.
We found Pearl crossing Clematis St near the Police Station. This is where a neighbor and a restaurant fed Pearl nightly for months. She showed up faithfully for dinner. Well, this rainy night, she had no issue with my daughter Shara picking her up and bringing her inside. Shara has a way with animals. We call her Doctor Doolittle. Anyways, Pearls been with us for over two years now.
Pearl is what’s called a tuxedo cat who’s mostly black and a white underbelly. She has the perfect black and white smirk on her face. Pearl gets to travel a lot with her mom Tierra, between Atlanta and West Palm Beach. The only challenge with Pearl, she doesn’t care for other cats, especially kittens. No Ruby and Pearl play dates. Pearl is wayyy too mature for silly games. Ohkurrrr. So separate Pearl and Ruby Dee during visits.
Now Ruby Dee, precious thang was adopted/rescued from Peggy Adams, here in West Palm Beach. When my youngest daughter picked Ruby, the shelter attendant confirmed with raised eyebrows towards Shara, “You sure you want this feisty one?!?” They confirmed.
Ruby Dee is a beautiful patchwork of black and white. She walks tall and sachets when she across a room. A quick rub on the leg is all I get from her, yet it’s a huge indication that she likes me. No long rubs for her. Not on the head. Not on the chin. Not on her back and you better not touch her belly. She can’t stand it. Just a quick rub and get out of reach of teeth and claws! Oh Ruby…
Well, after marveling at theses inquisitive creatures for a couple of years now, I decided to rescue my own. Who couldn’t use a bit more oxytocin in 2022, right? I happily live alone and have space to share. So why not, save a kitten.
After the holidays, my family and I headed to Peggy Adams. We found the perfect guy to add to our now cat loving family…..”Charlie.” Charlie is a 5 month old, black tabby mix of American straight-haired and Burmese.
Charlie is so black and shiny, his coat looks purple at times. He’s gorgeous with sad looking golden eyes. He loves to play and snuggle and I’m completely in love.
According to Wikipedia:
Burmese cats are a breed of domestic cat, originating in Burma, believed to have its roots near the Thai-Burma border and developed in the United States and Britain. Most modern Burmese are descendants of one female cat called Wong Mau, which was brought from Burma to America in 1930 and bred with American Siamese
Now here’s what I want to share. Veterans who adopt from Peggy Adams are gifted everything they need to start off with their cat or dogs. EVERYTHING! They gave Charlie & I, a litter box, a month’s worth of litter, a small bag of food, a pooper scooper, a scratching pad, food &water bowls, and toys. I couldn’t believe it. They only asked for $20 for Charlie’s rabies and metal tag with rabies date. Oh, I forgot one thing….a cute collar with a bell for his tag. I was completely blown away. I can NEVER repay them for Charlie or the generous gifts.
Having Charlie in my home and in my family has been wonderful ❤️🙏🏽. Thanks Peggy Adams Animal Rescue!
*Proof of your veteran status is required; I used my Army retirement ID.