Wednesday, June 27, 2007

One-year Rescue-Versary!

A year ago today, my life almost ended. I got hitted by a car, and my leg was badly broken and my hip was dislocated. I was in the middle of a busy street with cars zooming by. I was terrified. Malcolm was on his way to get his second iced coffee and saw me, ran into the middle of the street and carried me to safety. He couldn't find my mom, and nobody knew where I belonged, so he did the only thing he could think of - he picked me up and ran to the New Haven Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine.

Malcolm already had a cat, and surely didn't need another one, but he stepped up to the plate and because of him I am alive today.

I didn't even have a name! I was called "No Name Yet" or "NNY"

Lookit those stitches!

Here is the x-ray of my leg, after it was fixed. That's a titanium rod in my leg.

Many of you already know this story, having found out about me way back then through Malcolm's blog. Here is the link to the Story of How Malcolm Rescued Me, and if you keep reading, you will find out how I got my name, and how beans and the cat blogosphere got together and saved me.

Today is my Rescue-versary (thanks Daisy). Were it not for Malcolm, I would be at the Rainbow Bridge. In one way, that day a year ago was the worst day of my life. By a twist of Fate, it turned out to be one of the best days of my life.

Malcolm is my HERO!

36 comments:

Parker said...

I remember reading your story every day and praying very hard for you. I participated in your name and rejoiced when your Mommy adopted you. I am so happy that you are where you are now!
You are lucky Millie!
You are one of the kitties who inspired me to get my own voice and blog!
Smooches on your Rescue-versary. I know the rescue-versary is way better than the actual day!
Purrs!

Carolina Cats said...

Yup, we read yore story and purrayed for you efurry day too! That Malcolm is one good bean. You've come a long way sinse then and efen tho that was a terribul day for you, today and all the rest of yore days will be reely wonderful becos of Malcolm and yore good mom bean. Enjoy yore Rescue-versary Millie!!

Love Finny & Buddy

Monty Q. Kat said...

Happy happy HAPPY Rescue-versary Millie! *purrs*

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Yep we read yer story too. it wuz furry lucky that Malcolm wuz in the rite place at the rite time.

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Wow, Millie, I still wasn't born a year ago, so I didn't know all of your story. Malcolm is a true hero for having rescued you! You were a very strong and brave kitty for having survived all that. I am so happy you have a wonderful Forever Home now and didn't go to the Bridge a year ago. *hugs* and purrs on your rescue-versary!

Pumpkin said...

We followed yore story too and we iz so glad yu haff a grate fureffur home now. Happy, happy rescue-versary!

Anonymous said...

We followed your story too and leaked happy tears when the ending turned out to be so perfect!!

We been following you and your development into a wonderfully spoiled house cat with a loving family of your own.

All the best for you and your family and happy rescue-versary!!

Ninja & Brenda

Tiki, Kirby, and StanLee said...

Happy Rescue-versary! We are so glad Malcolm found you and you got your leg fixed and you found a new happy home. Yay!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your Rescue-Versary! I too followed your story and feel you're a little part of me too. I was so happy when you found your forever home. It's just PERFECT for you.

Now if Jasmine would only come give you a big LICK and say welcome, it would be an even more supurb day!! Hey I can dream, can't I?

Buddy and friends

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Millie

We read your story and followed every step of your journey to your new and forever home. It is inspiration like yours that keeps our faith alive and well. We are so glad the your worst day actually turned into your best day, and we are glad that the blogosphere helped bring you and your Mom together forever.

~Abby

LZ said...

How wonderful! Isn't it great that there are beans out there that care so much? I'm certainly glad for Malcolm and your mom!

Kaze

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

We followed yoor story too! We remember getting da email from Malcolm saying dat dey had founded yoo a furever home so mom din't hafta drive haf-way cross da country to get yoo. Yoo did get a wunnerful forever home and we is so happy yoo are a spoiled, happy kitty now...Malcolm is one of our hero's too! Happy Rescue-versary Millie.

The Meezers or Billy said...

we remember! although it was the werst and most painful day of your life, it was the beginning of your new wonderful life! we is happy to haf helped you then, and we still love you now!!

Milton said...

Mine mombean almost didn't read the story, coz she gets so upset when kitties aren't given the love and respect they should. But, she did read it and it has the bestest ending possible.
Purrs for you and your mombean for making the catblogosphere such a great place to hang out!
---Beezer

Shaggy and Scout said...

Happy Day Millie!
Every day we worried about you when we read Malcolm's blog. We are so glad he was thirsty that day and went back for a 2nd drink. We loved the videos he posted of you, you were so small & frightened.
You are a lovely young lady cat now and boy have you come a long way baby!

Anonymous said...

What a great rescue story and bless Malcolm for caring for you. We didn't know you then but we knew you were very speshal from the start. Sometimes you gotta go thru terrible stuff to get to yer forever home. And you made it! Hooray for Millie and Malcolm!

Anonymous said...

It's us again. We read Malcolm's story about you and now we're all leaky eyed. You are one lucky little girl.

Daisy said...

I am so happy that Malcolm saved you! I did not know your leg had such a bad break. And on such a tiny baby kitten then, too! I am very glad your story has such a happy ending.

Mr. Hendrix said...

I remember reading about you on Max's blog and then following it on Malcom's. I'm so glad you're in a wonderful home and are safe & healthy. We're glad we could make friends with you.
We purred and prayed lots for you and they were answered!

DK & The Fluffies said...

WOW has it really been a year?! Purrs to Millie, we love your spunk-i-ness and purrs to Mum.

Anonymous said...

Malcolm is my hero too

Ann M & the Kitties said...

We learned your story when Mom posted about Tocchet's plate in his leg. We read your story then and Mom cried. We never saw a picture of what Tocchet's leg looks like, so now we have an idea. Thanks.

Poppy Q said...

Millie,
that is a great story. Boy your x-rays show how sore your leg was. You were lucky you didn't become a tripod cat.
I am so glad Malcolm rescued you and your mommy gave you such a great home.

You inspired me to start blogging too. You are a superstar!

Poppy Q

Just Ducky said...

Oh Happy Day Millie. I remember reading about you last year and purraying that everything would work out.

It is nice when we have a story with a happy ending.

Samantha & Mom said...

Oh Millie, that is a great rescue story.We are so glad you got help from Malcolm and the cats and people on the internet. We had never read it before. We are so glad you found such a wonderful family. Happy One-year Rescue-Versary!!
Samantha & Tigger

Zoey and the furballs said...

Mille your story is so inspirational that Mommy is leaking. It reminds us that all of us can be a guardian angel for another. God bless Malcolm for being your guardian angel... Happy rescue-versary!

momsbusy said...

happy rescue-versary millie! we read all about yu frum the start. we wuz fery happy when yur lady gave yu a furever home.

yuki & kimiko

Samantha & Mom said...

Wonderful story Millie. We went and read it. That is so cool that Malcolm rescued you and that you didn't lose your leg. You are an internet Celebrity. So glad you found the best furever home.
Happy Rescue-Versary!!!
Samantha & Tigger

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

So happy you are fine now~!

Anonymous said...

Wow Millie! Has it been a year already? I am so glad to be able to check up on you and see you have such a wonderful family.

A big, big thanks to all.

Karen Jo said...

I remember reading your story and hoping and praying for you. I am so glad that you found such a great forever home. Happy Rescue-versary.

The Crew said...

Gosh, that year seems to have passed really quickly! We're so glad you're here and found a great forever home.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Congratulations and happy day for your Rescue-versary. We love you very much Millie and your mommie is awesome too.

Thank God for Malcolm

Beau Beau & Angie Over the Bridge said...

It's amazing that it's already been a year. So many wonderful fings happen in life.

Astrid (…and the kitties too) said...

we just read your whole story on malcolms blog and mommas eyes were leaking first because it was so dramatic but then because she was so happy that effurryfing had a happy ending.

you are a sweet little darling!
darling millie is just the name that fits you best :o)

purrs
kashim & othello

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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big mega hugs two Malcolm, Millie ~~~~~