A three-legged cat went back to the house where he once found friendliness. It led him to a family of his dreams after years on the street.
An orange cat named Bubby roamed the streets until he came across a kind hearted man eight years ago. The stray, already missing an arm and part of its tail, sauntered into the man’s kitchen and claimed him as his own. From that day on, the tabby kept showing up in the same apartment and starting to hang out with the man’s feline companion, Seson.
The three-legged miracle called for his cat friend at the door every time he came to visit. The beautiful friendship really blossomed and lasted until the day Seson crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
The man and his family fell in love with the orange cat from the day he stepped into their kitchen with his paw, but the stray was wary of being a house cat and insisted on being relaxed outside after each visit will.
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Bubby continued his regular visits with the man. He quickly earned his own chair and tableware set and touched the hearts of everyone in the family. The man took great care of the cat until he sadly passed away a few years later. Before he died, he wanted to make sure that his beloved friend was looked after.
Despite the family’s best efforts to find Bubby, the cat only returned to the house once afterwards. They looked for him everywhere, leaving the food outside every day but only coming back to find it untouched. Eventually there was no sign of Bubby and they began to worry about the worst.
Around the summer of 2019, a well-known personality popped up in the neighborhood. It was Bubby the three-legged cat – he was on his way to the house where he once found friendliness.
Ray Pinsent, who happened to be in the neighborhood, recognized the cat as soon as he knew of the beautiful bond between the deceased man and his faithful cat. The orange tabby had grown older and weaker after years on the street. It was obvious that those years had not been kind to him.
Bubby was rough around the edges and needed medical attention. Ray embarked on a rescue mission to get the cat to safety, but after months of trying, the clever cat consistently escaped capture. When the severe Canadian winter came, Ray lost sleep and feared that the cat could no longer hold out longer each day.
He knocked on the door of the new owner’s house and asked about the cat. The homeowner only saw Bubby now and then and didn’t pay much attention to it. Ray asked her to open the door the next time she saw the cat and he would pick him up.
The very next day she called back to tell him the cat was there, sitting in her kitchen. Ray left everything on hand to pick it up and took it to Exploits Valley SPCA Adoptables. He wasn’t sure Bubby would make it, but the least he could do was give him a chance to fight.
“Bubby was dehydrated, beaten up and all. He was sent to the vet and could not have survived another storm. The vet said he started purring while he was on the exam table,” shared Sarah MacLeod, Exploits Valley SPCA Adoptables volunteer. Love with meow.
While the orange tabby began its healing process at the shelter, the late man’s daughter came across a post asking for more information about the cat. “She stepped forward and told me the story of Bubby. She cried when she saw him and brought him his dishes. Bubby is now eating from the dishes he once made in the man’s house.”
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Sarah offered to take care of the cute orange cat, but deep down, Bubby had crept into her heart long before.
“I knew I wanted to keep Bubby forever before I brought him home,” Sarah told Love Meow. “We weren’t in the market for a cat, so my friend had to convince.”
But it wasn’t long before the tabby decided his home was where he belonged. “I came home from work and found Bubby and my boyfriend both on the floor. Bubby had crawled on him. Neither of us had seen him before, but I knew he had won over him.”
Despite three limbs, nothing can stop Bubby. He’s smart, charming, and knows how to get what he wants. All he has to do is stare at his people with those adorable sad eyes and the negotiations are over.
Now Bubby has a large family that adores him. He’s not the only orange cat in the house and has a canine friend whom he follows like a loyal companion. The house cats have taken him under their wing and showered him with love and cuddles.
“Bubby with his sad human eyes has been loved once before and he is again now. He purrs the moment he wakes up in the morning and goes to sleep every night. He never asked to go outside. He needs to know that he’s home now forever. “
“I feel lucky to have him, he will be extremely spoiled for the rest of his days.”
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