Woman Battling Bronchitis Finds Cat Outside Who Helps Nurse Her Back to Health

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Easter 2014, I was sick with severe bronchitis. I took a nap, suddenly woke at 9:30 p.m. I decided to take the trash out and look at the stars.


As I opened the front door, I noticed two pairs of eyes in the dark. Turning on the porch light, I saw two cats – one striped and one all white. I went outside, the striped cat ran off, and the white cat looked up at me with crystal blue eyes. He was the cutest most beautiful cat I’d ever seen!

I walked to the garbage can, and when I came back, the white cat was still there, sitting in same spot as if he was waiting for me. He sweetly looked up at me again, and I instinctively picked him up. He snuggled his head under my neck, put his paw around me and purred. I stood there holding him and felt a wave of love. He held onto me tighter with his paw, as if he knew.

I carried him inside the warm house and told him, “That’s it, you’re staying.” I put him down, he wandered around and sniffed everything for over an hour. I left him a dish of milk, chopped turkey and bowl of water, and went back to bed. Twenty minutes later he found me – ran into my room, jumped on my bed, and laid next to me with his head on my pillow and paw on my chest where my lung hurt. He stayed that way all night, not leaving my side holding me with his paw.


At sunrise, he softly brushed my face with his pink nose and whiskers, as I petted him and he purred. I wondered where this magical cat came from. It had to be a miracle. I rescued him and he rescued me. He is the light of my life, my Angel with Paws. And, 2.5 years later, he wakes me with purr-fect furry love every morning, and he still sleeps with me every night.

Story submitted by Traci Elizabeth from Las Vegas, Nevada.

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