Saturday, July 18, 2009

A True Story

I have a story for you.

Mom works with a man named R--, whose wife, B---, has a colleague whose house burned down recently. We will call the colleague Sue.

Sue was working in her garden three days before the house burned down when she felt someone staring at her. She turned around, and a short way away was sitting a Ginger Kitty, perfectly regal and still. Sue called to the Ginger Kitty. The Ginger Kitty approached and accepted pets.

The Ginger Kitty stayed nearby, still watching. Later, the Ginger Kitty followed her into the house. Ginger Kitty didn't have a collar or tag.

Sue fed the kitty, and Ginger Kitty stayed. He watched her work in the garden, and slept on her bed at night.

One night, Sue was awakened by Ginger Kitty's frantic pawing (no claws) on her cheek. The house was on fire. Sue could hear it roaring. She woke her husband, picked up Ginger Kitty, and got out of the house safely. The house burned right down to the foundation. There was nothing left.

The insurance company brought a trailer for Sue and her husband to live in while the insurance details were sorted out. Ginger Kitty moved right in.

A few days later, one of Sue's neighbors stopped by to see if she and her husband needed anything. Ginger Kitty put in an appearance.

"Hey, that's my cat," the neighbor said. "He's been missing about a week."

"He saved my life," replied Sue.

"Well, he never did like me much, so he's your cat now."


This is a true story. Amazing, huh?

Mom loves stories about how a cat can change your life. I changed hers.

34 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That is a neat story! We love happy endings. Except for the house burning down, of course. That isn't happy. But them all surviving it, that's happy.

Reese =^..^= said...

Amazing story!

Forty Paws said...

Oh goodness! Bless Ginger Kitty's precious heart!

Luf, Us

The Island Cats said...

Wow! That's all we can say!

Mishkat said...

Amazing and wonderful story!

Susan R said...

What an amazing story Millie! I sit here with tears in my eyes because this story confirms my belief that cats are angels with fur...

Deborah said...

I had been praying for a baby for a long time. I prayed and prayed. I wasn't specific, however, and God sent me Rusty. Fourteen years later he is still my baby and makes everyday better.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

We loved that story too !!!!
That was one smart kitty. He picked his own family :)

Purrs Mickey, Georgia & Tillie

Parker said...

God appears in many forms. Ginger kitty deserves some extra treats for sure!

Angel and Kirby said...

That is a very moving story! We like to hear these too! It is amazing how Ginger Kitty picked his owner.

Max said...

Awesomeness!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Ginger Kitty is a hero ~ how wonderful that Sue and her husband (and kitty) are safe ... thanks for sharing the story!!

♥Da fambly cat-a-blog kitties♥ said...

Our momma says that there are angels among us - all we have to do is be still and they will appear...

Megan said...

A very heartwarming story. Thank you for sharing.
Perhaps you and your Mom could encourage Ginger Kitty to start a blog? I know that they would have a lot of things to cope with right now, but perhaps having a blog would help them take a break from their stress, and besides, they'd be joining a cyber-family of very caring, sharing kitties and their beens.
Megan
Sydney, Australia

Angus Mhor said...

Wow! What a great story! I believe in 4-legged Angels, I do, Miss Millie. I'm so thankful for Ginger Kitty. And glad that the previous owner was pleased to give up the Angel-Cat to your friend.

DaisyMae Maus said...

That's a beautiful story, Millie ... Cats know who they belong with as I can truly attest. That Orinch kitty is now where he belongs an' will be appreciated.
DMM

Puglette said...

i love this story! that is truly a wonderful tale. and i agree 100% that animals change our lives in wonderous ways.
thank you for sharing
:o)
Puglette

Sara said...

Millie,

Thank you for sharing that story with us - Mom is all sappy eyed. She thinks kitties are the bestest anyway...and Ginger Kitty proved it...

Killian

Anonymous said...

brought tears to my eyes.

Milo and Alfie said...

What a wonderful story ~ it looks like that desr little cat found the perfect forever home.

The Devil Dog said...

Wow, that is absolutely amazing. Thank goodness for Ginger Kitty.

Roxy

Poppy Q said...

That's an awesome story. I hope ginger cat gets extra fancy feast every day, and loves the new home.

Lilly Lu, Iris and Maxwell Mufsa Millon said...

Oh my gosh oh my gossh we crying tears of joy mama hope ginger kitty has a great new life and gret new home. PS we wonder if a car above sent ginger kitty.

rember he had fine and saving too

Lilly Lu

Brian said...

Dear Ginger Kitty sure did have a purpose for being there for you. What a hero!!!

The Furry Bambinos said...

Millie, thank you for sharing that amazing story!

Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, and Cookie and Caramel (the fosters)

A Few Good Cats said...

The ginger kitty was heaven-sent for Sue. They'll keep taking good care of each other for the rest of their lives.

(Still, since the story had a happy ending, we can smile while thinking of what that cat might have thought: "I lived outside, and nothing happened to me. I get inside at last, and then the house burns down? What did I do to deserve this??")

Derby said...

Hero Ginger Kittie!!! Way to go!

Sparky said...

That just warms my heart. What a kitty angel.

Camie's Kitties said...

What a wonderful story. We love stories like that. We are glad no-one was hurt. That kitty truly is a hero.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

Junior and Orion said...

That is wonderful!!!!! Ginger Kitty knew someone else needed him more!

prairiesunshine said...

that was a mazing kitty I'd say. fings are only fings, eberyfing else can be replaced, that what sherints is for! fank heabbins that ginger kitty was there to help them git out alibe!!

mama lubs ginger kitties!

taz

Tybalt said...

Oh my paws and whiskers, that is such a beautiful story . . . mommy is all leaky-eyed! Thank you so much for sharing.

The Meezers said...

wow, what a wonderful story!!!!

Amy said...

Oh that is a wonderful story - that kitty really is a hero!