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Old 07-06-2019, 08:54 PM
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Madame Curie Ossity & A Little Mercy

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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This is not really my story to tell, but my son Stormy’s and a tiny misfortunate little kitten that was having a diabolically bad day. I’m telling the story here because I think it deserves to be told.

Stormy is my adult son and an Air Force Veteran, he is sharing my home after seventeen years of service while he builds a business. Last Sunday he was going to pick up some tools for his shop. Central Texas, 97*Fahrenheit, asphalt, 130*Farenheit, speed limit 75 mph. He cringed when he saw a tiny kitten in the middle of the highway, then he saw she was moving, she was alive. Stormy is ninety percent disabled, he’s had major surgery on his back, he risked his life to get her out of harm’s way. Back in the car he realized she was missing a back foot and all the flesh off the leg. An Afghanistan veteran, three tours of duty, he decided to save her. Now to find someone to help. He melted his phone looking for an emergency vet that would agree to open his clinic on a Sunday afternoon. He found the right guy, the doctor agreed with Stormy, they decided to right a terrible wrong. He treated the kitten for shock, gave her pain meds and an IV drip. He amputated the leg the next day and she came home Tuesday afternoon. She’s a tiny scrap of a thing, a fluffy bag of bones. Stormy chose her name for a long time hero of his, Madam Curie, and added Ossity (this time unbelievably it didn’t kill the cat).

Anyone who has a close relationship with a war veteran knows how difficult it is for them to assimilate back into the civilian world they sacrificed so much for. Getting in touch with real emotions, that’s even tougher for some.

The irony, we haven’t had a cat since Stormy was seven and had a severe allergic reaction. We’ve always had dogs and birds. How will Curie fit in with seven parrots, five dogs, three artists and nine chickens? We don’t know but I think Curie has a plan. Her vet (her other hero) says all dogs and cats are born with three legs and a spare. He also shares his home with a three legged cat.

This is Curie, my grand-kitty?





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Old 07-06-2019, 08:57 PM
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Re: Madame Curie Ossity & A Little Mercy

What a lovely story - a beautiful kitty with a couple of heros. Thanks for the smile, I needed one today.
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:06 PM
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Re: Madame Curie Ossity & A Little Mercy

Bonjour and bienvenue Madame Curie! You certainly got off to a rough start but I think you’re in the best possible place now!
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Old 07-06-2019, 10:16 PM
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Re: Madame Curie Ossity & A Little Mercy

I'm so glad Stormy and Curie found each other, Allee! I think it says a lot about Stormy's progress that he found empathy with a poor little kitten and took the necessary steps to help her. Please give him a kiss from me and tell him Genevieve, Reginald and Trant send their very best wishes to their new friend, Curie. XXXX
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Old 07-07-2019, 09:29 AM
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Re: Madame Curie Ossity & A Little Mercy

Allee, Stormy is amazing! This story brought tears to my eyes. My hearts breaks for Madame Curie who must have given up on help arriving until Stormy saved her.
He is truly a Hero in every sense of the word, and I also want to thank him for his service.
Please keep us updated on her progress!
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Old 07-07-2019, 09:40 AM
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Re: Madame Curie Ossity & A Little Mercy

Already within the hostility of hell to the comfort of a forever home is far too commonly a tale. It is truly warming that hearts have been lifted and life has yet another winning moment. Please pass along a hug from a fellow Vet. Right On Man!
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Old 07-07-2019, 03:22 PM
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Re: Madame Curie Ossity & A Little Mercy

Thank you for sharing Stormy's continued heroic efforts Allee.

Thank you Stormy for choosing to love and save one more life, yet again demonstrating the mercy within your magnificent heart. May this blessed bond between you and wee Madame Curie (one of my hero's as well) Ossity blossom and bloom forever....

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Old 07-08-2019, 05:56 PM
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Re: Madame Curie Ossity & A Little Mercy

Just wonderful. There's hope for us all. Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this.
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Re: Madame Curie Ossity & A Little Mercy

Wow!! Just Wow! What a story if compassion and second chances! What a beautiful kitten speedy recovery little one
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Old 07-09-2019, 10:32 AM
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Re: Madame Curie Ossity & A Little Mercy

A heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you for all the beautiful messages, it means so much.

I didn’t really know what to expect, I was afraid it would be tough to watch Curie struggle but I am amazed every day at how quickly she’s adapting to her new reality, she makes it look easy, our tiny kitty is a constant inspiration. I was also really worried about how our dogs would treat an injured kitten, our youngest dog is just six months old but they all seem to understand she’s fragile.

Thanks again for the support in this new adventure. Cats are new for us, we have a lot to learn but Curie seems to be a natural born teacher.
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