“A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes.”
~ Indian Proverb
“The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.”
~ George S. Patton
Today is my first test in Anatomy and Physiology! Wish me luck.
A little over a year ago I walked into the break room at work and was confronted with this:
Come to find out she had ringworm and was waiting for a foster family to come pick her up and treat her. They never showed up though and within a few days I had fallen head over heels. After a week of nobody coming to get her, I offered to take her and just treat the ringworm myself. I had already started calling her Pippi because she was such a little pip squeak compared to my guys at home. (I found out later that her original foster family had called her Yolandi. Pippi suits her much better!)
On September 18th, 2010 she came home with me. She was probably about 4 or 5 months old at the time. She had about a half-dozen ringworm lesions and had to be isolated from the other cats, so I put her in one of our spare bedrooms and spent all my spare time in there trying to keep her amused.
This is one of the first pictures of her once I brought her home. You can see the bald spots above her eyes from the ringworm. It took almost 8 weeks of isolation and treatment to get her ringworm free. It was hard on me to keep her in isolation because she is such a lovebug and did not like being by herself at all! Oh how she would cry. On the bright side, it gave her and I a lot of time to bond and I am grateful for that.
Eventually though, the day finally came when the vet said that she could be released into general population!
No matter how much anyone hissed or growled at her though, she was never scared and always happy and wanting to play. Eventually the boys just couldn’t be bothered to be mean to her anymore. Now they are all one big, mostly happy, family. 🙂