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Hi everyone, thought I would share a short story about two of my cats. You see, right before we rescued "Tigger", we had another rescue kitten that died after a week because the previous owners flea dipped her to early. We eventually rescued another cat. Her name was "Tigger". "Tigger" was a rescue cat that we got from a friend of mine at work. I know what your probably thinking and that is how does that make your cat a rescue cat. 1. My friend had so many cats that not all the cats got treated equally, 2. "Tigger" was the runt of the litter so she didn't get treated as good as the other cats and 3. If you would have heard the things the previous owner did, you would of rescued her too. In fact, some of the things she told me could of been considered abuse in some instances. When my family brought her home, she was scared to death of all of us and even ran and hid from us. She eventually warmed up to Mom and I and it took a little longer for Dad. However in "Tigger's" old age she just couldn't get around as good as she used to and that's about the time "Daisy Mae" came into the picture and this is how we found or rescued her. When I came home from work  one, I could here something. As it turned out, it was this cute and adorable little kitty cat. Of course my family and I fed her and put her in a nice warm bed in the garage and eventually brought her into our house. We did get to see the mother cat who kept coming around after she dropped her kitten off at our place. We always thought she wanted to make sure her kitten was going to be taken care of and when she realized that it was going to be taken care of, the mother cat left. A few days later we had my nephew's 4th birthday party and we let the kids name the kitten and they decided to name her "Daisy Mae".  My sister and brother-in-law gave us a cage for the kitten but it ended up she was so small she was able to get through the holes in the cage. Since we had a cat and a kitten at the same time, we had to decide how to introduce the "Daisy Mae" to "Tigger". We put up a screen door and that worked well but eventually the screen door came down. When the cats were introduced to each other, everything for the most part went well. Of course, "Tigger" was the one that did all the hissing when the screen door came down. Since "Daisy Mae" was the younger kitty cat, it helped "Tigger" become more playful and more mellow. In fact, "Tigger" warmed up to my Dad right before she passed away on September 11, 2015.  We miss "Tigger" everyday. As for "Daisy Mae", we have had her for 10 years and this year will be 11 years. She has been a joy and a blessing. We love her a lot. My family and I feel God brought us "Tigger" and when she passed away, God brought us "Daisy Mae". My family and I felt that God knew we would eventually need some joy and that we would be sad when "Tigger" died. The joy "Daisy Mae" has brought our family is beyond words. She's been a blessing that is for sure.