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Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Baark! On Writing contest runner up!
Writing Contest runner up.
This beautiful adoption story came to us through our writing contest. We
were so thrilled to hear that even after writing her story, there was a part two
to the adoption. Read and enjoy. Thank you to Chiara Anderson for lending her
writing skills and adoption tales to us!
I first met Meowth when she wondered
into our front yard hungry and lonely. She was so thin and frail-looking. I fed
her, gave her a drink and a rub. The next day, she pounced her way into my
heart and has been a part of my family ever since. Life has certainly changed
since meeting Meowth.
About two months after
Meowth adopted us, we adopted Tink . I found Tink through BAARK as a result of
entering this essay competition and decided to adopt him since Meowth started
to get bored with her wrestling buddy (my arm). Tink had been hit by a car and
broken his hip. As a result, he was extremely timid but needed a lot of TLC.
Tink and Meowth did not
get on well at first. Meowth was aggressive and playful while Tink was shy and
still trying to recover from his injuries. Those first days and nights were
really draining as I didn't want Meowth to further injure Tink, but I learnt
that they needed to figure out their relationship. To make matters worse,
Meowth started ignoring and avoiding me. I felt like I was the mother of a
rebellious teenager! Not to mention that Tink became very clingy towards me.
Meowth’s attitude ended
the night Tink snuck outside and didn't return home. Meowth whined and couldn't
nap. She missed her little bro. The next afternoon we went on a hunt and found
him hidden really well. He was a little cold and frightened but felt better as
soon has he got inside. Meowth began grooming him right away and started to
play instead of swatting. That's when I started to breathe a sigh of relief.
Today, Meowth is part
big sis, part mom and part best friend to Tink. Meowth is now teaching him how
to hunt and Tink goes outside but can now find his way back home.
Tink's hip also healed
pretty quickly after getting out and becoming more active. He's still a bit
timid but is slowly coming around. It helps that Meowth is around to teach him
the ropes - she isn't afraid of anything.
Please spay and neuter your animals, this simple procedure saves lives
and decreases the suffering of unwanted animals.
This column is proudly brought to you by BAARK! the Bahamas Alliance
for Animal Rights and Kindness.