The special story of Leo

October 18, 2013 / Cat's Meow / 1 Comment

Leo was left behind at the HBSPCA.  This poor boy had a life threatening urinary problem where the penis becomes blocked and won’t allow the cat to urinate.  The HBSPCA did everything within their power to help poor Leo but it soon became apparent he needed medication and treatments that they didn’t have at their disposal.  At that time they thought he might even need a specialized surgery called a urethrostomy.  Unable to provide these life saving treatments for Leo they started calling local veterinarians to see if anyone would donate their time to help this special kitty out.  Well of course we did and we even said we would find him a new home afterwards.

When Leo arrived he had a black bow on his collar making him look handsome and he made sure to give lots of purrs and snuggles to thank us for taking over his care.  Leo responded well to the additional treatments we were able to offer him and he hasn’t needed surgery but he will need to be on a special diet for the rest of his life.

Seeing his bow we had a very special client in mind for this boy.  One of our clients had a cat named Raffi.  Raffi had to be put down a couple of weeks ago after 21 years. He always wore a bowtie in a tartan native to his owner's ancestry.

Below is something that our client sent us… sometimes things are just meant to be.

“The more I tell our story, the more I realise that there is something more to this than coincidence.  This morning I was lying in bed, contemplating my day and as usual thoughts of Raffi came to my mind and I was shedding a tear when all of a sudden, Leo jumped up on the bed and started attacking my moving feet.  Needless to say, my tears quickly stopped and we had great fun playing "The Bed Game" which was one of Raffi's favourites many years ago.  We love Leo soooo much and can't believe the blessing that he is.”

Congratulations Leo on finding your way to the perfect place for you to be!

Written by Angelina Johnstone RVT

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How wonderful and encouraging is this! I lost my Ellie on May 5, 2021 and there isn't a day that goes by that I still think of her and shed a tear. Dr. Camilleri would see Ellie every year for her annual visit. At 15 years of age she died of congestive heart failure. It was devastating because she still poured on the love until I brought her in that day. It amazes me that we, the mom and a cat, can have such a wonderful and loving bond. One day soon I am praying another sweet cat will come home with me, maybe someone like Leo.

Posted by Jeannette van Mourik on May 29 2021 @ 6:30 am