Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Happy Birthday Thompson

It's Thompson's designated birthday. Happy birthday buddy.

I think I've learned something about my boy the past few weeks... I've noticed that whenever I go over to him as he is finishing up a meal and ask him if he enjoyed the food, he'll go scampering off as if he thinks I'm scolding him. I wondered what this was all about. My theory? He spent the first year of his life living out in the wild (or so I was told) and a kind woman would bring him out some food in the park she saw him at. I think his behavior is a reminder of all that. He probably didn't want her to get too close even though he was thankful for the food. I can see him running away from her if she got too near.

But she was the one who saved his life. The one who found him caught in an animal trap after he hadn't come around for several days for the meal she offered. I don't know who this person was but I will forever be eternally grateful for her actions. She brought Thompson to a no-kill shelter and they got him the care he needed (the amputation of his dead leg) to stay alive.

Thompson is my hero. He has such a grateful soul and a comforting face. He has taught me so much about the right attitude towards life... So again, happy birthday buddy... from all of us in this household...

11 comments:

MoMo said...

Happy, happy birthday sweetie! May there be many more to share with your family and furriends.

We are touched by the kindness of the lady. During SS's travel in Asia she met just one like that. She was caring for a whole family of cats in a small park. One of the cats was so timid that he/she would not come down the high wall to get the food. She tied a basket at the end of a pole and delivered the food to him/her. She couldn't leave the food and go because the other cats would eat it and the timid one would starve. This kind lady has been doing it for years and refuse to take holidays because the kitties would not be looked after, until SS's friend who lived close by agreed to take over the care so she could take a 2-week cruise, the first in 10 or more years.

Daisy said...

Happy birthday, Thompson! I don't think I knew the story of what happened to your leg before. I sure am glad you were rescued and have such a wonderful Forever home.

Cat with a Garden said...

Happy Birthday, Thompson!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Thompson. What a sweet story of your rescue.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Awwwwww!!!! Happy Birthday Thompson!!! That is a wonderful story of your Rescue and we are so glad you have a wonderful forever home!!
Howdy from your TX furiends,

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Thompson!! It's so nice to know that there are kind humans out there willing to go the extra mile to help animals in need. Thompson, you were lucky that this angel was there to help you and now you have a wonderful forever home!!

Have a great day!!

Everycat said...

Happy BIrthday Thompson, you are such a handsome, happy boy. Thank you for sharing the story of how you were rescued. What a nice lady and what a nice Dad to adopt you.

Have a wonderful day!

Whicky Wuudler

Junior and Orion said...

Happy Purrthday Thompson! We are glad you got trapped, taken care of, and adopted into a great home!

Furkidsmom said...

Happy Birthday Thompson!!!
Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Lee County Clowder said...

Happy Purrrthday, Thompson. We never knew your gotcha story before. We gotta give some purrrrss to that unknown bean who kept you alive and then rescued you from that trap.

ppuurrrrrrrrr

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Happy Happy birthday Thompson!