I had rescued my original Cheese (another story altogether) from the streets as a small and scrawny kitten. I had him for 22 years before I helped him cross the Rainbow Bridge. It was the hardest thing I ever did.
Fast forward 25 years. I now volunteer at our local shelter. I am the “Cat Lady,” tending all the fur babies in the room. One morning about a month ago, there was a new yellow cat. As I opened his cage to clean and feed, this young man jumped out and into my arms, purring and hugging me like he knew exactly who I was. I kept encouraging my husband to come see him because (to me) this was Cheese reincarnated, but he couldn’t get to the shelter that week.
I was devastated when another rescue “pulled” this cat to give him a chance at being seen in another part of town. Ironically, we needed supplies for our other three cats and my box turtle and ended up at a rescue event. THERE was “my” kitty! I actually cried!
My husband looked at and held the yellow boy but said it was time to get going. I was sad but resigned to leaving “my” cat. We continued with errands and about two hours later got home.
After putting things away, my husband asked if I had a clean carrier. You never saw a carrier come out of the closet so fast! My young yellow cat was coming home! Although my other three babies are still adjusting, Cheese II is home and I was right. This is my Cheese reincarnated! Even my husband agrees.
There is nothing better than finding love and giving love to homeless animals. Please adopt.
Story submitted by Ginny Carlson from Lawton, Oklahoma.
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