Treasurer’s Treasure

The Treasurer’s Treasure    (Tami Bruhn-Nelson, LCHS Treasurer)

It was a cold dreary January day in 2010 when I saw him.  He had been brought to the Shelter by a kind person who felt sorry for the starving cat who he’d found under the porch.  The vet and Shelter staff did not know if the cat would live.  He was nothing but a skeleton and he had no energy left to eat.  After fluid IV’s he was brought back to the Shelter.  They coaxed him with cottage cheese and canned food.

Me Crosseyed?

Me Crosseyed?

On my visits to look at kittens I walked past his cage.  He just laid there and looked at me with those beautiful blue eyes.  They were CROSSED.  I wondered if he saw two of me.

I'm Ready for a Home

I’m Ready for a Home

I didn’t allow myself to wonder if he’d still be there the next time I came by.  Each visit I thought I’d see a slight improvement.  He started standing!  Two months went by and I’d look into those beautiful blue eyes on each visit.  And then the day came…

He was ready to be adopted.  He weighed all of 7.5 pounds.  Not exactly a healthy weight since that is what a healthy medium sized kitten weighs.  But he was alive and ready for a family.

I couldn’t let this Siamese mix cat out of my life – much to my husband’s dismay.

Knitting Supervisor

Knitting Supervisor

I named him Spunki because he had the spunk to cling to life.  The Shelter Manager at the time warned me he would not eat dry food.  When I adopted Spunki I made a promise to him that as long as he was in my life I would buy him canned food.

 

I’ve kept my promise as evidenced by this photo.  Petsmart staff laugh when I check out with cases of Friskies shredded canned food.  I’m not sure they believe it is for one (1) cat.

One Cat???

One Cat???

 

A FOREVER HOME

A FOREVER HOME