I’m not sure I ever had a name before but they call me Lumi now.
When I was found I was so thin; with a tattered coat and I was so very thirsty. The Good Samaritan who found me called PPCR and they quickly took me in. I was panting and gasping for air. I was just so hot and exhausted. PPCR immediately poured cool water over me, held me, and put a cool breeze on me to get my body temperature down. So many different things fell into place to keep me from staying out there on the hot, grimy streets and maybe even dying there, alone.
I was pretty depressed and cranky when I came in to them, so they brought me to this person who is really good at helping cats. They thought I was about 8 years old. I don’t know if that’s accurate though because I feel so much older. They poked and prodded me, checking me for all sorts of diseases, since I couldn’t put on weight. They found out I have a thyroid condition that really throws my whole body out of balance. It really explained to them a lot of the symptoms they saw. I’m on a medication now for that. They continued to do more tests because my energy is still really low. They didn’t find anything else, but they did put me on antibiotics, vitamins, and dewormed me too. They really have been wonderful to me.
The only thing I don’t like; I’m really scared of other cats, so my current environment is not the greatest for me. I can’t always see the other cats but I know they’re out there and it brings back a lot of bad memories from my days on the streets, where I barely managed to survive, all alone and very afraid.
I think I’m just depressed and so tired of struggling to survive. I think I’m a sweet girl and really do like it when you pet me and I will lean into you when you do. I prefer not being picked up, but I do tolerate it if I have to. I know there has to be a reason I don’t really like being held but I have been through so much, I just don’t know anymore. And even if I did remember, I couldn’t tell these helpful humans anyway. My past is all muddled together and it’s hard for me to make a whole lot of sense of it.
I can tell you there was a deep sleep that came over me on the first few nights I was with PPCR. A huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders – I had plenty of food, a warm dry shelter, and humans that really seemed to care. We’ll see if they don’t give up on me. I have been disappointed too many times in the past to get my hopes up too much.
What I wish for more than anything is someone who can love me as I am and who will never forsake me. You know, a real forever home, not an ‘until I get tired of you’ home. Do you think maybe, just maybe, you could love me unconditionally and help me along my road to trusting again?
Yours in hopefulness,
If you want to find out more about adopting me please email PPCR at email@example.com. Please provide your full name and phone number so my foster Mom can call you!
Lumi really needs to be a forever cat. She needs to feel loved and be accepted as she is. She is not an “until” cat.
She has had enough “until” situations in her short 8 year life. If you are not willing to promise her forever, she is not the cat for you.
Lumi will go on…waiting, wondering, hoping. She waits each day for that warm lap. She’s looking for that one person who is willing to give her a chance. She needs someone who is patient and can offer her unconditional love…so she can believe in humans again. Could you be Lumi’s saving grace?
Saving one cat will not change the world, but for that one cat…the world is forever changed. There really is no greater legacy than a beating heart that would be gone, if not for you.
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