Giving Thanks ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

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 โ€œLokiโ€ 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 ofย a wonderful animal rescue shelter, Kenwayโ€™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 โ€œLokiโ€ 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 Dadโ€ฆ

โ€ฆand 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)โ€ฆ

โ€ฆand it sure seemed to help because he now runs across the room like a bolt of lightning. Of course, heโ€™s working on making new friends:

โ€ฆand has ensured that we fall completely and totally in love with him.

We are so very thankful for this little miracleโ€ฆand find great joy that Loki has joined our familyโ€ฆHappy Thanksgiving!๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ.

3 thoughts on “Giving Thanks ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

  1. Sally Harcum Maxwell

    I’m so thankful that this story has a happy ending! Loki had a tortured and difficult beginning, but has now landed into a honey-pot. May you-all have a wonderful life together.

  2. GAIL MOSS

    I want to ask about LOKI’s name. Where did you get the name? Is there a meaning to it? My grandmother’s name was LOCKIE [pronounced “LOCK-KEE” and I have never seen or heard of that name on anyone but her in my whole life. Do you pronounce LOKI the same way? I’ve just always been interested in that name. Thank you.

    1. neonkittyquilts Post author

      Hi Gail! The folks who rescued him gave him the name (after the Norse god)…pronounced โ€œLOW-keyโ€ (which he most definitely is NOT ๐Ÿ˜‚)

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