Daddyman and LP left in search of a place to eat and told the rescuer they would be back with their decision. There were many things to consider. The situation wasn't a usual one but on the other hand, this was someone who was trying to find an imperfect solution to a monumental problem - people who relinquished their responsibility toward their cat and left them to their own devices. Often to be put down because of the terribe overcrowding in shelter facilities. That area had a kill shelter which was no doubt why there were so many cats in her care to begin with. The cats weren't being abused and it was difficult to know who or how many people were helping this woman.But she was getting help from someone otherwise conditions would have been more extreme. LP and Daddyman deliberated all these points, along with other concerns for a lengthy time; their biggest concern being the fact that the cat was not a people friendly cat. And then they went back for the greasy, dog loving cat. It was the unfocused picture the rescuer had e-mailed her that kept poking at LP's resolve not to go back. That cat was meant to be part of their family. She was convinced of it despite all the unforeseen circumstances.They went back and took her home.
Mitalee, " Dipped in cooking oil? I was being treated for my sickies. Homely , me ? I can't ever imagine it ! " .
Mitalee is LP's western spelling of the word mitahli , an Indian (Sanskrit) word which means, friendship/friend, the name LP chose for her. Pronounced mee-taa-lee. Esme and Mitalee are very good friends...
but of all of them , Lewis is her best friend .
Mitalee also eventually became friends with LP and Daddyman with the slow passing of time and with a lot of patient and gentle interactions. Eight years after the day she was first brought home , Mitalee loves everyone and is often the first to greet visitors at the door. She cuddles on LP's lap when LP is reading and loves to head butt and be brushed. There is nothing better than a Mitalee love session. She will not sleep on the bed at night , or cuddle under the bed linens but she is often found on a bed pillow contently sleeping away the day. She will permit LP to kiss her belly , her toes and her nose until they are both giddy with the love of it. Mitalee HoneyBee , the dog loving cat who didn't respond to the name she had been given by her owner surrender before she came to us, now responds to Mitalee , LeeLee Bee, LeeLee, Bumblebee and Bumbles.She is loved and in turn loves us well.
Life can be a dream Sweetheart.
Have a wonderful day.
See you tomorrow!
the critters in The Cottage