Hello and welcome back.
I am devoting my column today to Nala, a sweet, young thing from Providence, R.I., who is willing to up and move anywhere. She needs a home.
I don’t want to make Suffragette Kitty a forum for homeless or soon-to-be homeless cats, but we’re going to make an exception for Nala because her story is so familiar to my publicist. And, let’s not forget, I was homeless for 2 ½ years and have only had a home since Christmas, and that was after a zigzag search that began in Brooklyn and ended in Boston. (Please read my post, “From Brooklyn Babe to Tortie Reporter.)
Right now, Nala is living the highlife with two very responsible gals who are students at Johnson and Wales University, so we know she’s well fed. But don’t worry, she’ll adjust to Fancy Feast. One of the gals, who my publicist knows, is graduating (a year early and with great distinction, btw. We are all so proud of you, Miranda!!!) and the other will be moving to another apartment that does not accept cats – even those as darling as Nala.
Almost 30 years ago, my publicist found herself in a similar bind as a college student. She took in a sweet little tuxedo kitten and named him Fred. He and my publicist lived happily together for almost two years. Then my publicist had to move on and sadly, Fred, was not welcome anywhere she was. Very trying times, especially when you’re dealing with exams, moving and other tangents, like the pros and cons of maintaining a long-distance relationship when the Internet and Skype had yet to be invented.
With all that on her plate, she had to find Fred a loving home. Flyers were posted, friends of friends were approached. Time was ticking. Panic attacks were brewing. Then, the most amazing thing. The pizza delivery guy thought Fred was cute. My publicist took the cue. Would he like to keep Fred? He would check with his wife. He did. She’d love another cat. He came and picked up Fred and Fred’s belongings. There was a tearful goodbye. For a few months after that my publicist would get occasional updates. Fred was doing well.
So, we know a good home is out there for Nala, we just have to find it. A few things you need to know. Nala, whose name means “success,” was a stray, and is probably about 2 years old. The girls don’t know if she’s had her shots. Nala is also a young mom and needs to be spayed. All her kitties have been placed. She is an outdoor cat, and can live easily with other cats. She has an excellent temperament.
If you can’t take her in, maybe you know someone who knows someone who can. Contact us here.