by Alice
(Lavonia, Ga.)

In May of 2008, I was having a yardsale when a young kitten about 10 weeks old,thirsty and hungry and very weak wandered up. When I looked her over I found a big gaping hole on her side.I immediately stopped my sale and rushed her to the vet. The vet told me that she had probably got the damage trying to escape a wildlife cage. I named her Angel.

It took 3 weeks to get her well and when she was old enough I had her spayed. My husband said no about keeping her as we already had 2 rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats.I found a young couple with 2 older children and a 2 year old daughter, who lived a block from me. I thought she would have a good home.

Three months passed and I found a very young pup on my porch. I found out that he belonged to the family who adopted Angel. I took him to his home and I saw Angel lying under the porch.She was very still. She was hurt with another big gaping hole in her side. I was told by her sister that the 2 year old stabbed Angel because she thought that Angel was hurting another kitten they adopted. I also found that this family lost a great dane and a doberman to parvo. I took Angel home, and never let them know about the pup.

I told my husband yes, no argument. It has taken 2 years for Angel to really fit in but she has lived up to her name every minute of that 2 years.

I am very ill. I have been fighting a long battle with emphyzema, copd, and sleep apnea. I cannot take oxygen because of constant drainage in the back of my throat.

Angel is my life support. I can't sleep lying down so I doze from time to time at my desk. If I stop breathing or start choking Angel jumps onto the back of my leather desk chair holding on with her claws pulling herself to face level licking me and rubbing her face against mine until I awake.

Several years ago I was diagnosed with post-polio syndrome. I have had a couple of bad falls, one of them fracturing my hip. Angel now walks in front of me to make sure that there is nothing that I can trip over.

Thank you Angel. You are an Angel

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Jul 30, 2011
Finally got a picture of Angel
by: Alice

Here it is. She is the calico. Guess where she is when not behind my head or under my feet.

The other picture is her sister Baby J.

My little dog actually found Baby J. She started barking in March of 2008. I went outside to see what she was barking about. I was living in Ky. at the time and it was very cold out. She was laying in the bushes in front of the house. She hadn't had her eyes open very long. I took her in and hand raised her. Angel came in May. The 2 immediately formed a bond with each other. Baby J acted like a mother to Angel even though they were about the same age. I later found out that a neighbor's cat had kittens. He thought that the trailer park had caught all of the litter and disposed of them. The park caught cats and kittens in wildlife cages and dumped them miles from home. Baby J is as mean as Angel is sweet. All of my babies are rescue babies. I had 5 (2 dogs, 3 cats)now I have 4 since my Razzy disappeared.

Note from Claudia - Admin: Here's a link to the pictures: Angel pics.

Thank you Alice for sharing!

Jul 12, 2011
A remarkable angel
by: yvonne

Hello Alice,

What an amazing story how you rescued this kitten not once but twice. In return your angel has rescued you as well. It's clear you need each other for love, companionship,and friendship.It's beautiful to know that you share such compassion and with that said.., the both of you will be safe together. Blessings to you and your feline friend. She is a true Angel! I sure would like to see a picture of your precious Angel.

Jul 11, 2011
Heavenly Cat
by: Claudia - Admin

Hi Alice,

What an amazing story. Animals can be so loving and so precious. I am so glad that you were able to rescue Angel and provide her with a loving home. And I am in awe of how she takes care of you. May God bless your furry angel and you.

Thank you so much for sharing your story.

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