Monday, June 27, 2011

Five Years Ago!

Quick! What were YOU doing five years ago today?

Can't remember?

Well, I CAN!

FIVE YEARS AGO today, I got hit by a car as I was crossing the street. It broke my leg, and dislocated my hip. It was TERRIBLE! I couldn't move! Cars were driving by, and I was screaming and scared. I thought sure another car would hit me and I would go to the Bridge!

But then something wonderful happened. A man picked me up and carried me to safety. He tried to find my home, but I didn't have a home. I was homeless. I was a wild kitty. I was a Feral. Some people think it's okay to kill feral cats. I was terrified. I couldn't run. I couldn't hide. I couldn't save myself.

When the Man couldn't find my home, he picked me up and brought me to the Animal Hospital.

I needed a new kitty hip, and they don't come cheap. The Man asked his friends if they could help with the green papers. To his surprise, and my everlasting gratitude, they did. They told their friends, and their friends told their friends until my story went around the world, and more than a thousand green papers flew to the Man to pay for my bionic hip.

The Man and his friends had a contest to give me a forever name. That's how I got my name, "Millie."

The Man is named Malcolm, and he is my Hero. Who would have thought that what started as one of the worst days of my life, could turn out to be one of the best!

Five years ago today. Nope, no way am I ever gonna forget that day. Happy Rescue-versary to me!

Thanks Malcolm!

40 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

Happy Rescue-versary We are thankful for Malcolm, too!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We amember dat day...mom camed home from work and got online cuz she heard about yoor accident while she was at work but couldn't really do anything there. We read yoor story and told daddy and sent Malcolm some green papers to help fix yoo and den we followed yoor story right up to today! We'z been frends since before yoo even knew it...Happy Rescueversary, we is so glad yoo were saved.

Megan said...

It's a fabulous story Millie and I love hearing it re-told. It says wonderful things about strangers helping strangers (and kitties). But of course, it gets better, because you got yourself a forever mom, and in the past five years, you've had a wonderful, positive impact on her life too.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

Happy Rescue-versary! We love to hear that story over and over again, since it reminds us that you don't have to personally know someone to help.
So, we say thank you, Malcolm, too!
Snuggles,
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna, in IL

ML said...

We loves the story, too, cause we was a part of it. We helped tell others about you and sended in green papers.
Malcolm is a True Hero for what he did. Without a second thought, he scooped you up and got you medical help.
And the best part, you got a wonderful Mommy and a blog so we could keep in touch wif you forever.
Love & Purrs,
KC

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Happy Blogoversary sweet Millie ~ we can never thank Malcolm enough ~ nd your new family for sharing there home with you. Smoochies.

Monday walkers said...

I had tears in my eyes, as I read the blog today, retelling your story.
Coincidentally, I was telling a friend your "story" today, so I will forward it to her, in case I left anything out.

Lots of good wishes for the future, Millie ( and your Mom)

Noela Sydney Australia

Poppy Q said...

The interwebs are a wonderful thing when they can help sweeties such as you Miss M. We are glad that you got a bionic leg and are living the good life now.

Smooches
Julie and Poppy Q
xxxxx

Brian said...

Your story made my whiskers weepy wet. Happy RescuVersary sweet one, a happy day fur sure!!!

Madness, Trouble and Squish said...

We can barely believe it was 5 full years ago. We are so happy that you were rescued and found your forever home. Happy Rescue-versary!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Your blog was the first blog our mum ever followed Millie and she told us about how shy you were when you got to your fur-ever home.
We are so happy that you were rescued.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Malcolm is a true hero and we wants to thank him for saving you.

Happy Rescueversary.!!!!

We are so glad you got rescued.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Millie, your story is one the best feel-good, happy-eve- after ones around. We're so glad you were rescued!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Rescue-versary, Millie! We're so glad Malcolm rescued you and so many helped him.

Malcolm said...

Yay, Millie! It is so great to get to read along with your adventures...you've really grown up!

Mariodacat said...

OMC Millie - Thank G that Malcom rescued you. That is quite a touching story.

Sparkle said...

Millie, yours is one of those amazing stories that show what happens when the internet connects with a kitty in need! Happy rescue-versary - have a pawsome day!

Athena said...

Oh, Millie, my mama's eyes got leaky when she read this. She remembers when Malcolm and alla those people helped you. We are so happy you found your forever home!

Yucatan Coast Animal Aid said...

Wonderful story! All the volunteers at Yucatan Coast Animal Aid send kudos to all the animal lovers who helped Millie. We are always thrilled to hear the happy endings and stories of caring folks reaching out to help the feral cats and street dogs that are in such need of help. Great job Malcom and all who reached out to Millie!

Parker said...

Yay Malcolm! He's a true guardian angel!
I am so glad he was where he was when all that awful stuff happened to you!
Smoochies!

Katnip Lounge said...

Millie, you have come such a long way...and we're so happy you're here to make us laugh and be your pals.
Happy Rescue-Versary!

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

Happy Rescue-Versary!!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

Pumpkinpuddy said...

Happy Rescueversary! I'm grateful to Malcolm and everyone who helped him too, cuz if he hadn't rescued you I'd never have gotten to know you.

Hoops said...

Millie, Do you want to pay back the favor by helping to find a nice home for Pasha? He is homeless too and he has FIV. He needs a good home really badly.

How can I reach to others with this?

Thanks,

Quiltdivajulie said...

... and your amazing journey continues! Scritches to you, hugs to Malcolm and all the others, and a special hug for your mom!

Camie's Kitties said...

Millie, we didn't meet you 5 years ago today, but about a week after you were rescued, and before you got your forever home. We love your rescue story and are so glad that Malcolm didn't hesitate to rescue you.

Happy rescue-versary.

Cody and Gracie

Max said...

I remember that really, really well...Malcolm is a true hero and he didn't know he was doing it at the time but he helped connect a few dots in the growing CB!

But yeah, I'll never forget the Woman getting all OHNOES! when she read his blog and found out about you. What happened after...pure awesomeness...

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

We remember this like it was yesterday. You've grown into a beautiful lady-cat! xxxooo

The Crew said...

We remember, Millie, we remember! The whole blogosphere was worried for you.

Fin said...

Happy Rescueversary!!!

Sara said...

So happy that Malcolm rescued you and got you to the vet ... and that I got to know your forever Mom and you...

The Meezers or Billy said...

5 years ago today we heard about your prollem from Max and ranned ofur to Malcolm's to help save you. We were so in awe of Malcolm, and we even knowed the hospital that he taked you too - it was Trixie and Norton and Ralphie's hospital! We are so glad you gotted gotted!!!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Rescue-versary, Millie! We sure are thankful that you were rescued on that day five years ago. We love you!

Prancer Pie said...

Happy Rescu-versary! We are soo glad you got rescued, pretty Millie. We are sum lucky kitties. Purrs.

Tuxedo Gang said...

Happy Rescue-versary Millie!! We are so glad to know you and glad you have a wonderful Forever home!
((((((HUGGGGSSSS))))))) from your Tuxie Furiends,

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Oh Millie we are so glad that Malcolm rescued you and that you have a wonderful home with your Mom!!
Your story was one of the first we read when we started Blogging!!
((((((HUGGGGSSSS)))))) from your TX furiends,

Chesney Cats said...

Happy Rescue-versary Millie!! We also are thankful for Malcom rescuing you & for your mom adopting you! What a beautiful story!!

Derby, Ducky said...

A day late for me, Derby, but it was a happy day when Malcolm saved you.

I amember your story. Glad it had a happy ending.

Anonymous said...

Hi Millie,

You know how lucky you are. Not too many kitties survive encounters with cars. And then all those seemingly unconnected things that happened next--Malcomb, the nice hospital, all the nice people with green papers...and FINALLY, your MOM. Definitely worth celebrating!! Make us believe there is magic out there.

Lizzie & 3 kitties

The Furry Bambinos said...

Happy Belated Rescue-versary! Malcolm is the bestest!

Purrs,
Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, Caramel, Sunny, and Sky (& Fosters Nadia, Bart, Joan, Jett, and Braveheart)