Well... her name is Tiffy and you might remember her from some of my early December posts - first mentioned here and when rescued here. As you know by now - things somehow got caught up in other matters during the last few months and healthy cats almost got put on the back-burner. This little girl (so small compared to her actual age 7-8 months) is still painfully timid but she is now in the fun and good company of all the lively characters around here. Those in isolation are once again enjoying their freedom and I guess - we're just celebrating each day everyone is healthy and vibrant. I have come to the hard realization that there is no guarantee when you rescue sick dumpster cats. Anyhow... I remember being keen on getting to know what beauty was hidden behind the sickly cat in the image below and these images - above and further below - is the gorgeous beauty that was revealed (yes, it is the same cat!).
For sure worth the wait and all the effort (she's currently on her 3rd antibiotic course). These kinds of dumpster cats takes a lot of effort. They've got seriously impaired immune systems and I'm told by the vet that they'll likely to need several antibiotic treatments during their lives.
These days at least I somehow feel more prepared that each rescued cat might not make it. It's been a hard to accept fact but then I get to live with the glow of each day they do live...
- with a warm bed, good quality food, clean water, medical care, love and knowing they were seen. Basically, living with dignity. And as our vet would say... not a bad life for a Greek cat.