Friday, August 5, 2016

Before & After

Hi everybody!

You all know my name is "Chance" because I got a second chance at a good life.  By the time I started writing on this blog, I had spent a week at Dr. Jon's on IV fluids, had all kinds of antibiotics, and eaten lots of food so I could put on weight.  I spent over a month living in a library office, and it was another month before I introduced myself to all of you.

I haven't shared any of those early pictures because I was pretty bad-looking.  But those pictures are important, because they show how far I've come.

I was really tired in this picture.

I used to do all of my eating while I was lying down.
When I first came to the library, some of my new friends were worried that I wouldn't make it.  My fur was greasy and dirty, I had bad sores on my face and my legs, and I wasn't even strong enough to jump up in a chair by myself.  I spent most of my time sleeping on a towel on the floor.

Now I spend most of my time sleeping on a towel in a chair.  Or I find a nice sunbeam.  Or a desk.  Or a lap.  Or paperwork.  I can get up to most places by myself because I'm healthy and strong.

So if you come across an animal that looks pitiful or beyond help, maybe it isn't.  Maybe the animal is just waiting for his second chance.

I mean, check me out now.  I am an accomplished hunter:


. . .and relaxer:
Give me treats for my tummy!
I hope you all have very relaxing weekends.  If you need me, I'll be patrolling the library and hunting sunbeams (and maybe wasps).

Oh, and maybe I'll see another Bunny!



The Whiskeratti said...

We're so glad and grateful you got your second chance, and are now gainfully employed. We wish all kittehs and woofies were loved, wanted, and cared for. Some day it might be that way.

Random Felines said...

you look great....we are so glad the library people didn't give up on you!!!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Dude! wow.. how far you have come!!

Summer said...

You have come a VERY long way, Chance! It's sad how much you had to endure, but you are proof of the resilience of us kitties.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood....we iz troo lee sorree ya had ta go thru what ya went thru...

but we iz all sew BUZZED HAPPEE ya did get a second "chance"...ya look grate now , handsum inn deed ...N yur skillz R top notch { tho we wood stay a way frum thoz waspz ...ouch !! }

heerz two a zebra oto kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

Sabrina Steyling said...

Thank God for second chances, right Chance? You are a sight to behold, my friend, looking great now!

Anonymous said...

You're right Chance, it's important to help all animals (and humans) in this world. I'm so happy to see you're doing much better. Just be careful when hunting wasps!

Gabriel's Mom

Laila and Minchie said...

Your library is very lucky that they took a chance on helping you get well! Thank cod for nice and wonderful humans!