Saturday, December 18, 2010
Our Brother, Harley
Mom found him in Auntie's garage when he was a kitten. He was really thin and Mom thinks he was starving to death, so she hand fed him. He grew bigger and stronger and played with our other kitty siblings Bob and Sabrina who are both at the Rainbow Bridge now.
About five years ago, Harley caught pneumonia in the middle of the summer and almost died. In fact, the vet had pretty much resigned himself that Harley was a goner.Our mom, thought not. She took him from the hospital and gave him IVS and hand fed him again until he was better. Everyone at the hospital was amazed that he pulled through and was all better. They said only our Mom could have saved him.
A few months after that, Harley got out of the house right when a snowstorm hit. We had 9 inches of snow and we were all worried sick about Harley. He showed up 9 days later, and you know what? He was fine. We figured out he had gotten into a rabbit hole and waited out the storm. He wasn't dirty or anything! Just hungry, so he got some food and was soon fine again.
Harley was also the only cat we knew who did the following:
1. Loved Dale Earnhart, Jr. and would tap on the tv whenever his car was in a race
2. Never learned to wash his face
3. Climbed up to the top of the 10 foot window to look out and have alone time.
4. The only cat in the world I never chased.
We'll miss Harley "Bubba". RIP 2000-2010.