A Gift From Above - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-04-2008, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
Kitten
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 5
A Gift From Above

Do you believe animals especially pets help us heal? This is the story of Bing, my beautiful Bing!

About six weeks ago my daughter's fiance' was going abroad to visit family, thus she was going to be on her own for the first time since moving in with him, and moving out of the family home.

On the morning that he was leaving this cute little cat (now called Bing!) showed up at her patio door, looking like he hadn't eaten in days. So being like her mother she couldn't turn him away without feeding him. Well this went on for the ten days that her Fiance' was gone. Everyday Bing would show up, she had asked around the neighbourhood to see if she could find his owners but to no success. Her immediate neighbours had moved out a couple of weeks before and no one knew where they had gone. Her thoughts were that he belonged to them and had somehow found his way back.

She had spoken to her Fiance' about Bing and they had agreed to take him in as no one seemed to know the whereabouts of his owners. He had made himself at home there and seemed very comfortable. Showing her loves all of the time as if to say thank you for her kindness.

On the morning of her Fiance's return she received a telephone call from the agents of her Landlord, as she was privately renting she had to ask his permission to keep Bing. It was bad news the agency said that she couldn't keep him as her landlord had had a bad experience with cats. She was devastated as she had really grown fond of him.

I was there that morning and there wasn't any hesitation in my mind as to what should happen to Bing. Even though i had two cats, Libby & Louis there would of course be room for one more. To be totally honest with you i was quite envious of her as my two cats are very different to Bing. Libby is rather aloof and prefers my husband and Louis though he loves to lie next to you he dosn't really like to be fussed too much. I had always wanted a cat that would love me back...

So that is how Bing came to live with us, whats quite strange is that he turned up on the morning that she would be on her own and had to leave the day her Fiance' came back. Almost like he was sent to keep her company and watch over her on her first time alone, and now when i am feeling unwell i get all the loving and fuss that i could ever ask for.....

I love to take photos of our pets, please take a look and let me know what you think..

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
goodbody is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-04-2008, 02:26 PM
Premier Cat
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Monroe, GA
Posts: 13,533
I think that is a wonderful story!



Heidi n Q is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-06-2008, 10:06 PM
Premier Cat
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Austin, Tx
Posts: 11,405
That was a sweet story, it was meant to be Do you have pictures of Bing, he sounds lovely
kitkat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 07:39 AM
Cool Cat
 
seashell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 1,406
Bing

I haven't visited this forum in ages, but l lurk now and again.
I just had to reply to your post as it is such a beautiful story.
Bing sounds like a very special cat, and now he has very special place in your family.
I love the name by the way.

seashell
seashell is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 05:45 PM
Premier Cat
 
Mitts & Tess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Arizona
Posts: 9,680
I agree Bing is meant to be in your life. Hes an angel cat

The universe is big. There is no such thing as a coincidence! He was there for your daughter and now you. Very sweet story
Mitts & Tess is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 02:59 AM
Cat
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Alabama
Posts: 99
Meow, Y'all--
I truly do believe that cats are aware when we're hurting, upset, and/or in need of comfort! I have loved cats all of my life and have witnessed this for myself time and time again. Ten years ago I was diagnosed with bone cancer, and I have had a number of illnesses and related surgeries because of this. Two years ago I spent five weeks in the hospital after having abdominal surgery and becoming deathly ill with pancreatitis. Whenever I would call my house during that time, my family would put the cats (Tuxedo boy, "OK" and Siamese girl, "Clementine") on the line--they would purr vigorously and loudly as long as the call lasted! When I finally got home from the hospital, both (huge lap-cats and super-vigorous kneaders) would take care not to leap into my lap but would step carefully on it. They would not sit on my staples and did not sit in their usual lap-spots until the staples were removed. To me, my cats have been as important to my battle with illness as my doctors are! Purrs,

Siamese Louise
Mother of OK (Tuxedo boy) and Clementine (Blue Point Siamese girl)

"Time spent with cats is never wasted"--Colette

"NEVER, NEVER GIVE UP!"--Winston Churchill
Siamese Louise is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 08:50 AM
Premier Cat
 
Mitts & Tess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Arizona
Posts: 9,680
Siamese Louise that is such a sweet story. It brought tears to my eyes. Cats are such intuitive animals.
Mitts & Tess is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 09:04 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 5,657
Wow... nice.
Huge is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome