Rescuing Emily

posted by Sharon April 3, 2012 11 Comments

The first time I met Emily my day was shrouded in trouble. A family emergency involving attorneys forced me to take the day off work. That afternoon, the crisis contained for the moment, I spent my free time venturing to the county animal shelter. A tiny gray cat huddled in her cage. She was so skinny that her bushy tail overshadowed her body, giving her the look of a squirrel. But her face and eyes shone with sweetness. A few days later, the soft gray bundle came home with me, and I named her Emily.

With a few weeks of nourishing food, Emily filled out and looked less like a squirrel and more like a cat. From the beginning, she purred. Look at her, she purrs. Talk to her, she purrs. Pat her, she purrs. Play with her, she purrs. She’s gentle and calm. She accepts everyone who visits. She has no darkness in her.

Last week I read a bumper sticker on a car with dog crates: “Who rescued who?” I rescued Emily from hunger and loneliness. I gave her a peaceful place to live. She fills my life with acceptance and light and graces my days with her peace. You could truly say we rescued each other that dark day years ago.

Today she enjoys viewing the world from her new red house. She sits inside and watches — and purrs.

How about you? Do you live with a pet who “rescued” you?

 

 

 

 

Linking up with Sweet Shot Tuesday, Inspired Tuesday, and Texture Tuesdays, where the assignment this week is “soft.” Emily is “soft,” yes?! Photo is processed with layers of Kim Klassen’s Shine and If Only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 Comments

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Maboe April 3, 2012 at 5:04 am

Soft and cute!

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Kim Young April 3, 2012 at 5:16 am

Very lovely shot. I love nestled in she looks. 🙂

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PrairieJill April 3, 2012 at 5:47 am

She’s beautiful! And definitely soft!

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Susan April 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm

What a beautiful cat!!

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Desirae R April 3, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Beautiful cat. While I haven’t had any pets that I would say saved me, I have worked for a shelter adopting out cats. It is wonderful and amazing some of the matches that are found between animals and people.

Thanks for sharing and linking up with Inspired Tuesday.

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georgia April 3, 2012 at 9:31 pm

how sweet. i do not have a pet. but i love your sentiments about the tables being turned… a human being rescued by an animal. what a pretty cat!

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Carolyn April 4, 2012 at 1:30 am

Yes, I have a “rescue dog” from Baja, that rescued me! She was the smallest dog at the adoption event that Saturday and I wanted a small dog…Frieda (a.k.a “Tinker Bell”) and I are fast friends now, having lived through a few trials and some heart aches together. People come and go in my life, but she is a constant, full of love and gratitude for her forever home!

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Sharon April 4, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Carolyn, This is a great story about Frieda! I’d love to meet her 🙂

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Tess April 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm

I have a dog that my daughter could not take care of anymore. I swore I would never have a dog, but she’s grown on me and now a part of the family!

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Fotogran April 5, 2012 at 3:55 am

What a beauty, she looks so loving and well loved.

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Meggo April 11, 2012 at 5:33 pm

LOVE that sweet kitty!! And I love that she brings so much love to you too.

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