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From Zoe to Palma to Askat to Menggay to Hyacinth

Posted by siyerwin on Saturday, March 08, 2008 at 10:54 AM

The author of this story is fellow PAWS volunteer Angelica Ocampo who recently got adopted by a former shelter cat named Zoe. She's now recipient to a generous amount of love and appreciation of the feline sort. Welcome to the club, Angelica! :)

Photo by Angelica Ocampo

Palma was the name we gave her on our way to the University of the Philippines that 20th of february 2008 as a tribute to the venue of her first stint as PAWS' shelter cat representative. I did not really pay too much attention to this three-colored feline since being a dog person, I was busy petting and hugging ely, the sweet shelter dog. But at the lecture, she never left my lap and promptly stole my heart and so I adopted her. Friends suggested numerous names like Askat or Purrdy, even my mom wanted the name Menggay for her, and for a week after adopting her, she was still un-named.

PAWS volunteers like Liza Umayam gave numerous advice on how to feed and care for her, they were all very helpful. Since her arrival here at home, she has been great. Before leaving for the office I make sure to give her enough food for the day, kibble being her favorite. After a very hectic day at work, tired and all, we play, which she absolutely loves doing, and it somehow takes the stress or the sadness of the day away. The only problem i've ecountered so far is this one day when i tried to change the kitty litter box from kusot to newspaper as newspaper is easier to clean. i got home after work and she pood and peed on the cushions as if to say "your comfort? what about mine?", she won that one.

I'm looking at her now and she's looking at me with those eyes, so cool and calm, the way cats should be. The other cats I've encountered hates being cuddled or kissed, but she accepts them placidly. The day I named her, I opened the window to my unit to see if she'll run away. She jumped up on the window, watched the busy street, sniffed the air outside and sat back on the carpet. she knows where she belongs now, she is content and i am too. I named her Hyacinth.

Please adopt a pet from PAWS and give another dog or cat a chance to be loved and experience the fulfillment of being loved back unconditionally.

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  1. 2 comments: Responses to “ From Zoe to Palma to Askat to Menggay to Hyacinth ”

  2. By Pollydot on Mar 10, 2008, 11:14:00 AM

    Hi we too had a rescue kitten .... she now is the queen of the house. Your cat is lovely!

  3. By siyerwin on Mar 10, 2008, 2:03:00 PM

    Thanks, pollydot, for taking the kitten in! God bless you!

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