Friday, March 13, 2009

Lily Bug




Lily's Story

Cowboy and I have always had cats in our 38 years of marriage. We always will. Lily came into our life 5 years ago. We had a weekend place at the beach. For about a year this white cat hung around our lot when we were there. One day I was talking to the neighbor, and asked where the cat lived. She told me that the lady we bought the house from left two cats behind and she was one. Of course that upset me. How could someone just walk away and leave them . Pony Girl was down for the weekend and spent time outside with the little, scrawny cat, trying to befriend her and get her to eat. We only had dog food until we went to the store, but she was so starved she gobbled it down. She was pretty friendly and craved the attention she was getting. So Cowboy and I left food out for her during the week. But the raccoons were getting it, and we were worried she would get hurt. So I said,"can't we just get a litter box and leave her inside?" Being the nice guy he is, he agreed. When we came back, she had been the perfect little house guest! Well, you can pretty much guess the end of the story. We took her to the vet to get her checked out. He estimated her age to be 5 or 6. So that makes her about 10 now. It saddens me to think that someone would just think her life was not important enough to find another home for her and leave her behind. This is the sweetest little girl and all she wants is to be with her person. She sleeps with me every night. She has a routine when she comes to bed. She has to sleep on the outside edge, wants to be under the covers, and curled in my arms. She will stay in bed with me all day if I am sick. Will not get up until I do. She loves me unconditionally. Once again I believe things happen for a reason. I can not imagine Lily Bug not being in our life. She truly is a gift from above. On one of our weekend outings at our favorite 2nd hand store, Pony Girl was beside herself with glee because she had found a treasure for me!!! She could hardly keep her secret!!! When I finally received her gift, it was the picture below of our "LILY," on a decoupage board. Now what are the odds of finding this?



We Love you Lily!!!



she who rides copper pony
Dusty Devoe


















7 comments:

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

She's beautiful! I love the different colored eyes, very striking.
Their ignorance is your gain...

Pony Girl said...

She's a sweet cat, I love how she lays with her legs straight out! ;) I'm glad your "angel kitty" came into your life! That was weird finding that picture...since her previous owner was an artist, it's no surprise she did that then donated it to the thrift shop. It was just weird to find it. It could just be a look-a-like, but I'm pretty sure it was her!

Desert Rose said...

How many white, 2 colored eyed cats do you think lived in that little town PONY GIRL??? LOL

Sares said...

I'm sending you a special email about your little kitty, I've been waiting to send it to you. I haven't figured out how to post these on my blog yet.

Paint Girl said...

I also love her different colored eyes! She is very pretty!
It makes me very angry when people abandon pets. There is absolutely no excuse!

K. T. Sparks said...

Oh she is so sweet! You feel just like me....those darn people who are just not compasionate to animals should never get kids! :)
Those eyes are awesome!

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

I dont know what everyone gets so upset about - we left our kids behind once when we moved, and you should have heard all the people yelling at us! Sheesh! You'd think we hadnt left them a few bucks, or something.