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A bitter Florida night I awoke to my husband, George, asking, "Do you know a white cat with brown ears?" Groggy, I whispered, "Maybe." A few years ago I'd freed a scared and trapped cat from our lanai. I hadn't seen it since and its ears were white. I slipped back into sleep after George said, "It was sitting on my window crying to get in while I was using the computer.".
The next day on Saturday morning our daughter, Kelly, who is also our next door neighbor, came in the door carrying a Siamese kitten explaining he had slept in their garage all night. Immediately we knew it was the "window sitter". It was love at first site, but we worried about the home from where it had escaped. I could almost feel someone crying for the loss. Kelly took a pic of "Kitty" and walked the neighborhood seeking the owners. She then put up fliers with "Kitty's" picture and used a social media looking for the owners.
The next couple days "Kitty" stayed close to Ollie, our Jack Russell; closer than to us. Where Ollie went, so did "Kitty".
On Monday morning our Vet Nancy said she'd look for a chip for ownership. None was found. Kitty needed medical attention--lots of fleas and respiratory congestion. Over the next few weeks "Kitty" remained with us and began to trust us as much as he trusted Ollie. With much medical attention "Kitty" has gotten healthy. He still takes care of Ollie by cleaning his fur and snuggling with him instead of me or George, but we love him.
It seemed only right to re-name him LuYa because now we have Olle (and) LuYa! Which is how we feel!
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