Is love visible or invisible? You name it. This story will bring you to tears, not only because of the cat’s unlucky appearance but also because of the fateful years he spent finding him forever home.
Bubby is an orange stray cat who wandered the streets until he met a sweet boy, Boyd Abbott, 8 years ago. He was noticed to be missing an arm and part of his tail was also missing. This three-legged pooch started jumping into the man’s kitchen and claimed it was his.
From that day on, Bubby tended to show up in the same place and began to befriend Season, who was the feline of the house. Bubby and Season were very close friends until Season had to say goodbye and crossed the rainbow bridge.
Bubby won the hearts of the whole family, including Abbott’s. They invited Bubby into the house for a nicer place, but he preferred to be outside. But that doesn’t mean the family didn’t provide food and water for the three-legged cat. Bubby loved to visit the man’s house regularly, he loved to be showered with affection. He was spoiled by the family, he had his chair, a set of nice plates, Bubby was covered by the man!
Unfortunately, all was spoiled when the man, unfortunately, passed away a few years later, Bubby and the family were heartbroken. The family had been asked to take care of Bubby while he was away. After Boyd Abbott’s death, Bubby also disappeared, despite the family’s best efforts to find him. Although they left food out, as usual, he has not returned since. Finally, there was no sign of Bubby, so they began to worry about the worst.
Around the summer of 2019, the neighborhood recognized an orange cat with 3 legs Bubby reappeared where he benefited from the kindness of the deceased man. The tabby kitty returned to the kitchen where he had fond memories of his temporary owner. Ray Pinsent knew exactly that this was the faithful cat of ten years ago who had bonded with the deceased for a very long time. Having suffered from those cruel years, Bubby was weaker and older.
When the harsh Canadian winter arrived, Ray was concerned that the cat would not be able to keep up with his health problem. Bubby needed medical treatment. The kind-hearted Ray decided to fight for Bubby’s life to keep him safe from the elements by contacting the Abbott home (which was replaced by the new family). He knocked on the door of the new owner’s house and asked about the cat. The new owner only came to see Bubby once, but he didn’t notice him. Ray begged the owner that if the cat ever came back, he should call him immediately and he would bring Bubby to him.
Then, the next day, she called back to tell him the cat was sitting in the kitchen. Ray quickly went to meet him and rushed him to the Exploit Valley Adapter Bulls SPCA to save him from death as quickly as possible.
“Bubby was dehydrated, beaten, and everything. He was sent to the vet and would not have survived another storm. The vet said he started purring while on the exam table.” Said Exploits Valley SPCA Adoptables volunteer Sarah MacLeod.
Abbott’s daughter stumbled upon the news of Bubby, she immediately came to the shelter with Bubby’s memorable dishes.
“She introduced herself and told me Bubby’s story. She cried when she saw him and brought his dishes to him. Bubby now eats from the dishes he once made at this man’s house.”
Sarah was too in love with the tabby cat, she offered to keep a sweet 3-legged Bubby, she felt that Bubby was her forever feline companion.
“I knew I wanted to keep Bubby forever before I brought him home.”
Sarah continues: “We weren’t in the market for a cat, so my boyfriend had to be convinced.”
Soon after, Sarah realized that Bubby was the one who was quickly acclimating to the house.
“I came home from work to find Bubby and my boyfriend both on the floor. Bubby had crawled all over him. Neither of us had seen him do that before, but I knew he had won him over.”
Although he only has three legs, there’s no stopping him from being smart, and charming, and he knows how to get what he wants. Now Bubby has a loving home with human parents and his woofy friend, they loved playing together.
“Bubby, with his sad human eyes, was loved once before and is loved again now. He purrs the minute he wakes up in the morning and when he goes to sleep each night. He has never once asked to go out. He needs to know he’s home now, for good.”
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