Tabitha
Tabitha

One afternoon I came home from work, pulled in the driveway and heard this weird crying sound. Our neighbors have goats and their cry can sometimes sound like small children so I chalked that odd noise up to another goat. Later that evening I had to pick up my husband from work. When we returned I heard that same cry again. This time I began to worry that it wasn't a goat but rather something was hurt so the search was on to figure out where this sound was coming from.

At first, we thought something had gotten inside the pickup truck, got locked in and couldn't get out but
Tabitha
FINALLY we found the sound. There was a teeny tiny little kitty inside the spare tire that's stored on the underside of the truck. We tried everything to get this kitty out but she wouldn't budge. After some time of coaxing her I held out my hand and she finally popped out. Well, this creature was so skinny it was heartbreaking. I know you're never supposed to feed a stray but that's just not me so.... I fed her and I thought well, if she's here tomorrow I'll try to find her a home. The next day came and Tabitha was still there. I tried to find a friend or co-worker to take her but that just didn't work out. We already have a cat and two dogs but like it or not Tabitha was ours.
Tabitha

Somehow though, I don't think Tabitha is really a cat. I think she's part dog. It's very rare to have a cat that likes to ride in the car but she does and loves it. Every time I get in the car to go to town Tabitha jumps in and is ready to go. People will look in the car and see her little head in the window and burst into laughter. I think they must be expecting a dog to be staring back at them and when they realize it's a cat.. whelp.... that's it, the laughter begins.

Tabitha's story isn't wowing or shocking like maybe some other owners have but they always say that a pet seems to find their owner the owner doesn't find them and in this case I think it's true. You see, Tabitha is deaf and I believe SHE found us because she knew she would be taken care of and loved whether she was deaf or perfect. She's now a member of our family and we're
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all happy about our new addition.

She was spayed on Friday July 21, 2006 thanks to Richmond HERO and PetFix but was back to running around in no time.

Jennifer

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