||Six years old|
||American domestic Tabby|
||Greenwich, Connecticut, USA|
me tell you about Puppy. I found her six years ago on the street just
about to cross a heavily travelled road. She was a little thing so I
feared for her life. I called to her and she turned and ran to me so I
picked her up. That was the start of the love affair. At the time my
landlord would not allow pets so I had to sneek her in at night and let
her out during the day. At night she would sleep on my pillow with me.
When I would return from work in the evening I would call and whistle
for her and I would watch her run down the sidewalk to me obviously
happy to see me. I taught her to fetch bottle caps. I would throw them
and she would run and pick them up and, well we never perfected it. One
terrible night I was calling her to come in but no Puppy. Then I heard
her in the next yard. She was laying in a pile of leaves and she wouldn't
get up. I picked her up and her left leg hung limp. I got her in the
house and she couldn't walk that well. I rushed to the emergency room
where they told me she had a dislocated knee and fractured leg.
The next day the vet called me and said she can either have surgery or
put her down.
Well the second option wasn't a choice, so I told them to perform the
surgery. Fifteen-hundred dollars later I took her home and watched her
recover slowly but surely. In a short amount of time she was getting
around fine. Puppy was back to playing, but not fetching too much. But
that was six years ago. Till this day she doesn't go out and she still
sleeps in the bed with me or on the couch. Oh by the way did I mention
Puppy is a cat.
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