Yes, yesterday was Dr. Seuss Day, but I decided to use this image that I created last year because I think it's appropriate for today's blog post.
Tara has been gone for nearly 20 months now and still not a day goes by that she's not in my thoughts. She inspired me in so many ways, most profoundly being the reason I decided to start writing about cats as a possible career path.
Even after all this time, she still finds ways to show me that she's with me everyday, even though I can't see her and touch her anymore. That's what happened on Sunday night.
Back in November I was introduced to The Paws Squad, the only rescue group in Logan, West Virginia that pulls animals from the county's high-kill pound. While scrolling through my Facebook feed during a break in the action during Sunday's NASCAR race I ran across a post from The Paws Squad stating that they had 11 cats in foster care ready to go up for adoption this week, all they each needed were sponsors to cover their $25 vetting fee. I knew I could afford to help so I instantly started looking at the cats' pictures to pick one.
This is what I found:
Another Tara, another tortie. Coincidence? I don't think so. It was a message from my beautiful girl, and I couldn't click on that PayPal button fast enough. I hope and pray that in some way I've contributed to her having a beautiful life, and that my own Angel Tara will watch over her always, just as she does me.
And the other 10 cats? Within a couple hours every one had their vetting sponsored so they can go onto find happy forever homes.
Have you ever felt that you've received a "message" from a beloved cat who resides at the Bridge?