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Sunday, June 14, 2015

A lion in kitten's clothing...

This was the face of a poor, scruffy, very ill kitten found behind our barn about 4 weeks ago...
 Abandoned by her stray mother, we took her in and went through much healing together.
Her recovery helped distract us from the very large hole that was our beloved dog Griffin.
With one eye ruptured and the other without sight her future was very precarious...
But in time and with so much help from friends, family and some people whom I've never met, 
Sweet Georgia has come a long way indeed!!
 The removal of one eye was scary but probably more for us than her.
It never stopped her from being a regular kitten who plays, eats, poops, sleeps 
and repeats these actions as if nothing ever happened.
 Her 'Curious Georgesness' has kept us both entertained and alert...
 Baby animals, I'm reminded, are a lot of work!!
 But this baby animal is special. 
After the removal of one eye it was 'iffy' to know if the sight in the remaining eye would ever return.
 It was a cloudy mess but with antibiotics, lots of rest, good food and loads of love, I had big hopes!
I tried to remain optimistic and believed in the healing power of positive thinking...
It started to look a little better day by day and I knew she was beginning to see light and movement.
Sometimes it was sound that attracted her until one day she was sitting on the floor and jumped
up on the back of the couch to directly in front of this picture and took a swipe at it!
I knew then that it wasn't just light, or sound but a thing she could SEE!
 As the days rolled by, her vision became better and better...
 She stopped having kitten nightmares. 
She used to wake up in the middle of a deep sleep, 
literally crying until I would call to her and pat her and she would fall right back asleep.
No doubt having traumatic, horrible thoughts of her life in the wilds of
 our property with no mom and no sight.
 Like all cats, she LOVES the sun...
 ...and curtains are the best place to play hide and seek...
 ...not to mention the perfect spot for a nap.
 In fact there's many great spots for a nap!
 We've been slowly introducing her to the outside world again and our upper deck is 
perfect for that. Tom enclosed it to keep her safe...
 Rueben is warming up to her, although Georgia is very ballsy and Rueben 
has to remind her of who's boss around this kingdom...C'mon Rueben, Chillax... she's just a kid from the rough side of town, she'll get better, just have some patience!
 Her world is an adventure playground...
 Her mantra is Queen of the Jungle...
 So now the stitches have finally come out and
 even though she is a bit lopsided looking, she has no idea!
 Her tiny kitten body is squeezed into a lion sized attitude.
 You have no idea how much joy I feel when I see her watching the world around her...
 To think she could have died out there or lost both eyes.
So thanks to Tom for finding her again, thanks to all of you out there who have contributed
to the recovery of this little angel devil miracle...
And thank you Sweet Georgia for finding us at just the right time.

10 comments:

farmlady said...

Tears and love.... tears and love to you and Georgia,the little lion. Thank you for this chance to help. Thank you for being who you are.

Acornmoon said...

Once again your blog has moved me to tears. I hope that your sweet little kitty continues in her recovery. She is a little miracle, I can understand how she brings you such joy. May God bless you both. X

Mary said...

Crying tears of deep joy here. Beautiful photos of a wonderful kitty. So happy for her and for you! Big hugs!

Yvonne said...

Oh my gosh what wonderful news! Thanks to you this little darling will now have a wonderful life!

Suz said...

She's a beauty. so glad I could help...that is one big vet bill.......bless you and hubby, such good people you are

Nancy Kay said...

This is such a sweet, sweet story of love and renewal for Georgia. She's a lucky girl. Your story and pictures are wonderful.

Kimmi said...

What a wonderful story.
Being a lover of animals all my life, I feel at times very disheartened by the way some people mistreat and disregard them. And then I stumble upon a miracle story like yours, with that beautiful grey kitten and with the courageous heart and soft brown (seeing) eye and my faith in people is renewed. Thank you, thank you for saving her dear tender soul!

mrsc said...

Hello, Since it's been nearly a month I was wondering how sweet Georgia is faring?
Regards,
Linda

Kerry O'Gorman said...

I was going to do an update soon! she's doing GREAT!!

Katherine Dunn said...

Beautiful photos! Thank you for helping her, it is always rewarding to take a wounded one like this and help what the mother knew instinctively would not work out in the wild. I am sorry i couldn't help financially on this one, I would have if i could have but I know you get it. Sweet Georgia One Eye! Long may you purr!