Giving Thanks 💜🐾🐾

This year, our family has a brand new and very special reason to feel grateful for our many blessings…our little miracle kitten:

On a day in October, 10 years to the day after saying goodbye to a most beloved and special cat, something strange and terrible happened. Two Good Samaritans watched in horror as a car sped past their auto repair shop and threw a helpless four month old kitten out the car window into moving traffic.

Miraculously, the kitty bounced across the road and was not hit. This father and son team called the Hartford, CT Police Department and its Animal Control Officer (ACO) quickly delivered the injured, bleeding kitten to the vet.

Kitten “Loki” presented with significant, but not life-threatening, physical injuries including a nonfunctioning left front leg. Bad news is that the City of Hartford has no means to care for stray cats. Euthanizing is the only budget option. Good news, the kind-hearted ACO, Sherry DeGenova, is also the founder of a wonderful animal rescue shelter, Kenway’s Cause, and she transferred ownership of Loki to them (please check out their website https://www.kenwayscause.)

My husband, Eliot, through this nonprofit and law enforcement relationships in Connecticut, connected with Sherry and Kenway’s to offer Loki some help. I was traveling on business and received his text “we must help”

Many x-rays later, it seemed like “Loki” was going to make it. His left front left leg was questionable (see it just dangling, below), but he had survived. After a few days of care from a loving vet tech/foster mom, it was time for us to pick him up and bring him home.

Before long, Loki had settled in on the sofa with Dad…

…and watch the Jets game with Mom (displaying all the appropriate horror of a good Jets fan):

We did physical therapy on his injured leg (and devised some kibble games that would encourage the use of his affected paw)…

…and it sure seemed to help because he now runs across the room like a bolt of lightning. Of course, he’s working on making new friends:

…and has ensured that we fall completely and totally in love with him.

We are so very thankful for this little miracle…and find great joy that Loki has joined our family…Happy Thanksgiving!💜🐾🐾.

Published by neonkittyquilts

Laurie is a fiber artist who combines her passion for animals and quilting by producing pet portraits though a technique she calls "Pet-lique." A frequent teacher at IQF's Open Studios and The City Quilter in NYC, she has been published in Quilting Arts magazine and The Canadian Quilter. Her art quilts have been juried into special exhibits in Houston and the National Juried Show of the CQA. She sits on the board of the Quilt Alliance and is an enthusiastic member of SAQA. Laurie lives in NYC and Connecticut with her husband, their two angelic German Shepherds and three mischievous felines.

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