|Death: ||Apr. 4, 2006|
From PurrEver Ranch Sanctuary in Tennessee:
It is with great sadness that Purrever Ranch announces the passing of our Special girl. Special passed away April 4, 2006. Special was PurrEver Ranch's first official resident. It was because of this very special cat that PurrEver Ranch came to be.
Special was spared from shelter euthanization after her humans moved and threw her away at the age of 10+. Special had a very serious eye infection and needed immediate medical attention. The Vet told me, "This cat could not be in any more pain." Her pain was eased and the infection treated. Special lived for almost two more years at the Sanctuary. Two very special years.
Many of you may have read about Special on the website but it is worth repeating. In May of 2004, I dropped by a shelter to put some aloe vera on some of the sick kitties noses in isolation. I was informed it would be a sad day and that euthanizations would take place. At first I tried to accept the fact that CAS was a kill shelter. I tried to convince myself I had several rescued cats that I was caring for and simply could not afford to take any more in.
I asked if I could feed some tuna to the kitty cat for her last meal and was given permission to do so. As I opened the can, the cat began talking to me. Mewing up a storm. She didn't have to open her mouth though, I heard every word she said.
I refused to look at her. It was then that the cat began waving her paw at me to get my attention---I swear--she waved her right paw up and down. I hesitantly looked into her eyes and heard her scream, "HELP ME!" With tears in my eyes, I opened her cage, picked her up and felt the terror running thru her body.
I held her tight and whispered softly, "you're coming home with me, Special!" I renamed her Special because that is what she was and always will be. It was at that moment that PurrEver Ranch, the cat sanctuary I've been dreaming of for years, became a reality.
Good-bye my sweet, loving, gentle--never did anything wrong cat. The Kittizens & I miss your soft being.
Created by: AngelWings
Record added: Apr 27, 2011
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