Stick With the Things That Pull the Magic Out of You

There are so many things I love about this picture. I am genuinely happy in this moment. My sweet little Petunia is exploring her world and I am exploring caring for something else other than myself. It is a wonderful experience. I’m glad I am sharing it with her. Petunia or Tunie for short, was a scared stray cat who appeared at my place one day. Right away I knew she was a creature of love. She needed to be loved and needed to love as well. I told myself if she came back the next morning I would consider taking her in.  Well, return she did, she was hungry and craving help. I still put it off one more day, but the third day showed the return of Tunie and so that day she become my sweet girl. Tunie was a sick little kitty, she was full of infections and had clearly been roughing it out there in that scary world alone. The vet said she was so infected: she had an upper respiratory infection, her eyes were a mess, she was severely underweight, had two large abscesses and there was a potential for feline leukemia and FIV and a white blood cell count that topped the charts. Bloodwork was needed to rule out the feline leukemia and FIV, which thank our lucky stars came back negative. And then so began our journey of a different type of recovery. Together we are learning about each other and what the other one needs. Tunie needs someone to help her get better: her recovery consists of special food for weight gain, lots of antibiotics and more bloodwork in the future, and of course lots of love. She is learning to become comfortable and feel safe, while giving me the love and affection that I need. I truly believe we picked and saved each other. She sleeps a lot and that’s just fine because I know the importance of sleep in recovery and how important it is in assisting medication to work. She slept at the foot of my bed from the first night together, and every once in a while I’ll wake to soft nuzzles in the middle of the night. We love each other. Tunie brings out the love I have in me to give and the magic of feeling happy. I adore her and am grateful for this beautiful creature. I think I’ll stick with her…


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