One year ago, we returned from WalMart to discover that the stray mother cat we’d brought in from the wild had had her first kitten. The little bundle of warm fluff was so very very tiny.
And she started to grow, along with her siblings. But that growth was not steady – there were ups and downs, downturns that made us fear we would lose her, as we did indeed end up losing her siblings, and in the end, her mother.
And so, today, we are so very grateful for the wonderful luck of having such a friendly, energetic, and playful cat in our lives. Shortly before we were pretty sure she was going to survive, I was lucky enough to introduce Doreen to the movie Short Circuit, with the cute robot who manages to overcome all obstacles with the rallying cry of Johnny 5 Is Alive! And so in honor of that spirit, which our little Johnny (previously known as 3pm) shared, we named her Johnny 5.
And she makes no bones about demonstrating the fact that she is alive, and awake, and wants us to play with her!
Happy Birthday, Johnny 5! And here’s hoping that despite your feline leukemia, you have more happy ones to follow!
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