Today’s lead story may require a tissue or two, but while it’s sad, it’s also very beautiful, and I wanted to share it with you. Tilly, a 24-year-old tortie, was brought into the West Midlands Animal Sanctuary in the UK in 1995 after she was found giving birth to kittens. Since then, she has been passed over for adoption 30,000 times, because she’s not a cuddly cat. Joyce Clarke, who owns the sanctuary, says that this elderly cat with a gentle nature often cares for blind or paralyzed cats at the sanctuary. Clark feels that at this point, re-homing Tilly could be detrimental to her well-being, so she will live out her remaining time at the sanctuary. I suspect she’ll continue her mission to help other cats. For more about Tilly, please visit The Mirror.
If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we suggested that you eliminate the phrase “I don’t have time” from your vocabulary, on Monday, we explained how to cope with and correct petting aggression, on Tuesday, we invited you to join us for a free webinar on how to find a cat friendly vet, on Wednesday, we celebrated Allegra’s 6th adoption anniversary, on Thursday, mystery author Lucy Burdette introduced us to the cats of Key West’s Tarpon Pier, and on Friday, we reviewed Lucy’s newest mystery, Killer Takeout (enter to win an autographed copy!)
Enjoy today’s video of a very patient kitten waiting for her bed to be cleaned.
Have a great weekend!
Photo via The Mirror