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Noah the Refugee

by Susan
(Morayfield, Qld, Australia)

Yes, he's talking to me

Yes, he's talking to me

Yes, he's talking to me
Susan

Many years ago, some neighbors of ours decided to relocate in a hurry. Among other things, they left their small kitten behind without making any arrangements for his welfare.


He was a feisty, rangy kitten whose tail was longer than his body. It was not hard to fall in love. I was hooked and decided to adopt the little refugee rather than take him to the local shelter.

The first thing I had to do was bathe him. He was covered in fleas and the water turned rusty red from each rinse before it ran clear. The kitten endured his bath trustingly, turning huge chartreuse eyes on me throughout the experience and talking to me the whole time.

There and then, I named him Noah. I vowed to never allow him to become flea infested again. After that start, I was always able to bathe him without any problems.

Noah grew up to become a most beautiful gray tabby cat with a perfect 'M' on his forehead. He always talked to us and he maintained his thick, long tail to perfection nearly all his life.

He was a very curious cat and this caused him to have a few adventures. Once, his tail was broken when it was caught under a neighbor’s car tire. We feared he would lose his signature appendage, but miraculously, he regained full use of his magnificent tail.

Another time he took a walk through a rainforest area, calling out to us all the time, and was bitten by a spider. His front paw swelled up to twice its size before the antihistamines given to him by the Veterinarian reduced it to near-normal.

The last year of his long 18 years of life, Noah developed diabetes. I had to give him daily injections and he accepted them without protest. He was a loving and companionable cat who I missed deeply.

About the Guest Author



Susan Luke is an amazingly talented “papercraft addict” (her own words!) who makes her home down under in Australia.

Read more about her story and learn about paper crafting at her colorful website, PaperCraftCentral.com. You can connect with Susan at Facebook and Twitter.

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Oct 11, 2016
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You are very welcome!
by: Susan

Cat, I was so thrilled that you liked my story about Noah. Sharing his story with you is a lovely way for me to keep his memory alive. I enjoyed looking through all my old photos of him to find you just the right one. Even in the photo I sent you, you can see his tail is so long it is not all appearing in the frame!

Your site is wonderful and I will be back to visit again and again to see what stories others have written about their special cats.

Hugs and purrs back
Susan

Oct 10, 2016
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Noah
by: Anonymous

Noah's story is beautiful and touching. Thanks for sharing.

Oct 10, 2016
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Unsinkable Noah
by: Cat

Dear Susan,

What a handsome boy, Noah was! He was so blessed to find a forever home with such a loving and caring family. I know how much you must miss him. Abby and I are so glad you shared his story with us and all our visitors to CatsStories.com. We can’t help but love him, too.

Purrs,
Cat McMahon

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