Thursday, April 26, 2007

























About 13 years ago, we started noticing a small cat cross our yard. It was a small dirty white kitten who was very wild. It took months and lots of food but Ghost finally allowed me to get close to her. She was still wild and wouldn't stay inside all the time. We almost lost her about 8 years ago due to something beating her up but she is a tough girl and pulled through. She has had other health problems including an ingrown claw and losing all her teeth (they didn't all develop when she was young due to malnutrtion). She is still a very scary cat sometimes - hiding, hissing & growling when she gets upset or frightened. As she has gotten older, she spends most of her time sleeping & reminding us to leave her alone - she also has decided that inside is a much safer place to be... Even though Ghost likes her time alone nowdays, I always think back to the days of sitting outside feeding her while trying to get her to come close enough to let me touch her. I'm glad she allowed me to take care of her. -Jen

14 comments:

Kim and Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

Your patience and love has given a kitty a chance at a life she probably wouldn't have had otherwise. She's so pretty and was a beautiful ruff. I love the "one eye open" picture.

Ann M said...

Ghost is so lucky to have you, Jen. I love the picture of her sleeping in her bed.

jess said...

awww she's just beautiful!! her fur looks so velvety soft. she looks so sweet and innocent asleep in that hideway. i'm glad she decided inside is a better life :)
and bless you for rescuing her and taking care of her thru out everything.

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

Poor Ghost looks like she's had a tough life. I'm glad she has a forever home. Did she lose an eye or is it just closed?

Bounce Lucy and Trixie's Mom

Mia and Ghost said...

Ghost has had her left eye removed. It had a really bad infection which had caused her to lose sight in it - the vet removed it and she is much happier since it is no longer hurting her.

Jen

Katnippia said...

Good Morning Fuzz Family!

Ghost is a very beautiful girl. Jen, I'm happy she decided to let you touch her, and decide that inside is better than outside. She looks so comfy sleeping in the kitty condo.

LOA said...

BEAUTIFUL BEAUIFUL STORY AND THE BABY TO AND SHE DONT LOOK LIKE SHE IS 13

Rosie(who else?) said...

....Ghostie....you're made of tough stuff......

=^..^= said...

Ghost has been through so much. What a tough cookie! Glad she found you and her Forever Home where she is now safe. You are so sweet and kind to do this for this dear cat. :)

~5-Cat Style

momsbusy said...

jen, i am sure ghost is very thankful you were so patient with her. she has been thru alot and you have been there for her. you are a special person to take her in and care for her with her serious catitude.

Parker said...

It's a good thing to have the love of a kitty like Ghost. She is beautiful and her Mommy is 'da bomb!

Cecilia & The 2Bs said...

Oh we are so glad that you found a loving, save home Ghost

Jefke's mommie said...

Bless you for taking care of a kitty who needed it :) This made me feel good to know that there are still good people out there like you.

caspersmom said...

Jen, God bless you for keeping and having the patience with Ghost and giving her a forever home that she could live out her life. Sounds like she has had a really tough life and I'm also thankful she allowed you to take care of her.