This is a Christmas miracle that spanned one year. Last Christmas Eve, Dickens was rescued from a feral cat colony. His eyes were swollen shut from entropion (the eyelid grows backward and ulcerates the eye). He was neutered and his eyes were miraculously cured with surgery. The kind rescuer fostered Dickens in hopes of finding his forever home. Fast forward to December 2012:
Through a friend, I heard of Dickens and went to see him several times. He's big--14.2 pounds! And so gentle and sweet. Before he could be adopted, he had to have four teeth extracted. It looked like he had been kicked in the mouth before being rescued. So off he went to the veterinary dentist. He had his final checkup last Tuesday, and Friday, December 21, almost Christmas Eve this year, he came to his forever home. Lynnie and I are both thrilled.
Dickens is such a formal name that I have started calling him "liljimmydickens". Broken down it is Little Jimmy Dickens, but you have to say it fast and run it together. He's answering to it! He's an indoor cat so I don't have to worry about shouting throughout the neighborhood for him!
The many moods of Liljimmydickens: Thoughtful.
You talkin' to me?
So I am feeling especially blessed this Christmas to have wonderful friends and family, of both the two-and four-legged variety. God bless you all this Christmas morning!
Blissful Christmas Hugs,