Namaste an greetinss frum Thee Purrfect Pad…..
Mee wee missed youss’ so-o much! 2 weekss ago LadyMum cott thee Flu an mee was ‘on duty’ fur 4 dayss an nitess! Fankfullee mee tendur care gotted her better quiklee. Which was a good fing fur what happened last weekend an this week. Mee will let LadyMum tell you “Jack’ss Story”. Take it away LadyMum:
Hello Everyone…..As most of you know we had a situation here that put my friend’s cat Jack in danger. He’s a venerable old boy approx. 16 years old. Meet Jack: This is a ‘look-alike’ photo as I’ve no actual pix of Jack (but you get the idea right?) Long story short: my friend had a breakdown & I called the Police & Ambulance last Saturday. I feared my friend might hurt himself. He was taken away midafternoon & I was so relieved. I thought there was a plan in place for Jack’s care. Until Sunday when I took a missing ashtray back to CK’s patio. One of the doors was open so I got my neighbor to witness me opening all doors. I closed them & called CK’s Mother & got permission to enter & secure the place. Neighbor & I went in only to find we could not find Jack. We secured the patio & after 10 minutes we found Jack wedged between wall & headboard. He would not come out. I cleaned litter; put out 2 bowls of kibble & water & a bowl of Blue Tuna. Promised him I’d be back. That night I had apartment door locked only to be told Monday I was not allowed back in!?!? I was pretty
hysterical upset & I spent from Monday to Thursday on the phone for hours trying to find help. No, Housing could NOT let me in as they were not allowed either. SPCA very understaffed so never did see anyone from that agency. Finally CK’s Mother called me Thursday noon & told me she had a Foster Mom for Jack. I went to the door & spoke to the poor cat telling him to hold on. I’d cried myself to sleep nightly & thought Jack was dead….
Finally @ 5 p.m. Foster Mom arrived & we have met before. I went with her & Security person to apartment. Stayed in hallway with door open directing them. In the end, I was allowed in to find Jack’s carrier & to give Foster Mom kibble & tuna Mary-Ellen & I bought for Jack. I an SO relieved that Jack is safe now. I spoke to Foster Mom that night & she told me Jack is blind which confirmed my suspicion that he was living in the bedroom & could not see properly. No wonder he was so terrified; he couldn’t see what his owner was doing when he broke things & trashed the place. Very sad…..
What I’ve learned from this painful week is to have a proper plan in place! I’ve always had a Permission to keep Pet form on fridge. I got new forms yesterday & will appoint a second guardian for Siddhartha Henry. And both Guardians are getting an apartment key so they can get into my place easier. They each will have a copy of the Pet form to show proof that they are allowed in. I NEVER want my ‘littul man’ go thru what poor old Jack did. I was so worked up I broke down crying in front of Custodian & a few tenants Thursday saying, “If anything happens to Jack, I’ll never forgive myself!” Thankfully Jack is doing well. CK is safe in Hospital & I can sleep once again. Many thanks for all the emails, FB comments & prayers. You all kept me going when I thought I was going to break down also. OK Siddhartha Henry, back to you Sir! Mee you wasn’t that sum story deer furendss??? Mee iss so happy that Jack kat iss safe. Hee iss a nice old mankat an did not deeserve to bee left all alone, butt fingss DO happen. Mee now knowss LadyMum luvss mee ALOT as shee addin a seckond guardian AN shee ree-did her Emergency contact list…there are now 3 peepull: Auntiess’ Sheila , Mary-Ellen an Reeni. That way mee will not bee alone berry long if sumfing happenss….Mee figures efurryone all ready has a plan inn place butt if not, PLEEZE consider makin a plan an gettin it inn writin an havin xtra keyss given to yur appointed guardianss.
So that’ss thee entire saga an mee iss toe-tallee worn out frum 2 weekss of ‘purr-amedic’ duty. Once mee has 87 nappies mee will come visit all of youss’! May thee Eye of Buudha Kat bee upon efurryone an may Peece fill yur heartss. Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=