At the young age of 14, I was already that Old Cat Lady. I've had a thing for rescuing kittens. Those unwanted ones thrown in the trash, those left for dead under parked vehicles. Whenever I hear a meow for help, I take that little fluffy, dirty thing home. In total, I've had 14 grown cats. All happy, all well taken cared of.
He may have meowed a tad too loudly one night --who knows?-- but some jerk thought the best way to shut him up was to douse him with boiling water. I bet the jerk is feeling wonderfully macho right now. And I bet karma is on its way to his house with a vat of boiling radioactive waste.
The rash and highly uncalled-for act made a sad, painful mess of one of Fire's hind legs. The scalded area is left without fur and skin, with the flesh horribly exposed to the elements.
But where there are evil people, there are good ones. And that's when Lei came into Fire's life.
Today is also the day Fire is scheduled for the crucial operation. In behalf of Lei, this blog calls for all animal lovers to find the heart and time to help out. You may send love by visiting Fire at Vets In Practice in Mandaluyong City, and you may also send much-needed donations to FIRE's Metrobank Savings Account # 3343 1000 95.
This is one way for man to show that despite the ugliness some people do, there IS love for animals deep within most of us. Let's keep that fire alive.