LuLu survived being thrown from a moving car

LuLu survived being thrown from a moving car

by Susan
(Ohio, U.S.A.)

LuLu

LuLu

My beautiful LuLu has touched my life. Although I swore off doing anymore rescue work because I had already emptied my bank account doing trap-neuter-return for many years and had a house full of special needs cats, I couldn't resist helping LuLu the minute I saw a picture of her injured at a vet office.

Almost 3 years ago when LuLu was a tiny 8 week old kitten, she was the victim of a heartless act of animal cruelty - someone threw her out of a moving car on a busy street. Both of her rear legs were broken, one was literally dangling from her body. Luckily a fellow rescuer pulled over, rescued her, and got her to a vet. My dear friend who runs a non-profit animal rescue took over her care and with the help of donations from the public was able to raise money for her orthopedic surgery to pin her legs back together. My friend needed a foster home and knew how to reel me in - she sent me a picture of this tiny soul and it was beyond my ability to say no - my heart strings were pulled and I agreed to let LuLu come to stay for her recovery (of course she has gone on to become another one of my "permanent fosters"!)

LuLu a cat injured when thrown from a cat

Her recovery was long and painful but I loved watching LuLu transform back to health. I did Reiki Healing and flower essence therapy everyday along with my version of cat physical therapy. She walked with a limp for quite awhile but eventually was moving quickly through our home and before long was climbing & swinging from our floor-to-ceiling cat scratchers!

As a baby kitten, Lulu immediately appointed herself as boss of our house. I can tell when she's coming - all the animals part like the Red Sea. She's become a pro at stalking, swiping, wrestling, and spiting at everyone. She's not very well liked but she does have one friend in the house, our large semi-feral calico that was brave enough to allow LuLu to lay her head & sleep on her like a big, stuffed pillow (in fact, we now have nicknamed the calico "Pillow")!

As her mom, LuLu has some very strict rules for me. I am not allowed to touch her except for on the very tippy-top of her head. I cannot pick her up, comb her, massage her, or play with her unless it is clearly on her terms. Only at bedtime do the rules change. She becomes more vulnerable when curled & nestled up on my stomach to sleep. I am then allowed to shower her with kisses, hugs, & cuddles, and in return she purrs me to sleep.

I don't blame or judge LuLu for her bad "catittude" and acting out. I know her bold personality is a way she copes with the emotional & physical pain she felt as a baby. She has wrapped herself in a protective coating like many humans do when they are hurt by those who are supposed to be loving & protecting them. Animals personalities are shaped in part by the way they are treated by humans (which is why so many de-clawed cats become insecure & mistrustful after having an integral body part painfully removed by their caretakers). I know LuLu feels residual pain from the trauma of having her body smashed to the ground by an unkind human. I can still see the sadness in her eyes.

Bless you my dear LuLu. You, my darling, have deeply enriched my life. You remind me daily how vulnerable animals are, and how worthy they are of our care, kindness, & protection.

Susan

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LuLu survived being thrown from a moving car

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Mar 02, 2010 lucky lulu
by: kathy

I am so glad you found it in your heart to save poor lulu. Most people would have destroyed her. I too rescued a kitten that had been thrown out of a car. He couldnt walk and dragged his back legs. He was covered with fleas and full of worms. I kept him confined until he seemed well enough. He never really could support himself on his hind legs very well which gave him a problem with the litter box. He was sent to live on a farm when my marriage fell apart. I dont know what happened to him or any of my other cats except Lia. Two others I know are dead. Lucky LULU.


Mar 02, 2010 lucky lulu
by: kathy

I am so glad you found it in your heart to save poor lulu. Most people would have destroyed her. I too rescued a kitten that had been thrown out of a car. He couldnt walk and dragged his back legs. He was covered with fleas and full of worms. I kept him confined until he seemed well enough. He never really could support himself on his hind legs very well which gave him a problem with the litter box. He was sent to live on a farm when my marriage fell apart. I dont know what happened to him or any of my other cats except Lia. Two others I know are dead. Lucky LULU.


Feb 28, 2010 Lucky Lucy
by: Anonymous

What a beautiful cat Lucy is. It's heartwarming to hear that after such a cruel start to life, she has ended up in the most loving of homes.

As long as I live, I'll never understand how anyone could ever want to harm an animal. Thank goodness there are decent people like yourself and Lucy's rescuers out there.


Feb 28, 2010 Reiki for Emotional Healing
by: Rose De Dan

LuLu may have had a rough start in life, but she's landed in clover now (-: So nice that she has found someone who is willing to appreciate her for who she is.

As Reiki and shamanic energy healer with a practice for people and animals, I wondered if perhaps you had sent Reiki back to the trauma of her original accident and subsequent painful recovery. If you have not done so it may help her release any blockages that may be preventing her from opening up fully emotionally and trusting again.

You do not mention if you are a Reiki Master, but if so then you could offer her a Reiki attunement which can help her reset mentally, emotionally and spiritually, it can be a very powerful healing opportunity so long as we let go of any attachment to the outcome and allow whatever is for the highest good of the recipient to come through.

If you would like more information, I have several articles on my blog including this one: http://wildreiki.wordpress.com/2009/04/06/reiki-attunements-for-animals

All the best to you and LuLu, keep up the very good work that you do!

Rose De Dan
Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing LLC
www.reikishamanic.com


Feb 28, 2010 LuLu and Susan
by: Babz

Bless you both, Susan you're all that is good in this world, while there is you there is hope!! I'm so glad LuLu came to you, what a character she turned out to be.


Feb 28, 2010 LuLu
by: Ruth

Susan you are most definately an Earth Angel ! I've always thought you do much much more than any of us know and it's people like you who inspire the rest of us to keep going.
Poor little LuLu, how anyone can be so cruel is beyond belief.I'm so glad she has such a kind and understanding mom now.

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Feb 28, 2010 Bless those who saved her
by: Finn Frode, Denmark

Bless the good people, who picked LuLu up and arranged for her surgery. And bless you, Susan, for offering her a home.
Just a few minutes ago I commented on Mj's story about his beautiful Sinatra saying that 'not even the ugliest, meanest cat in the world would deserve being kicked out of a car'. Still some people seem to do just that - are they completely incapable of feeling empathy or what?

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Feb 27, 2010 LuLu
by: Dorothy

Oh my god. I can't believe it. It is hard for me to even read what happened to little Lulu, unless I focus on the happy ending. What a good life she had now with you and your 'zoo' of love. She's lucky you kept her.

The world is a good place in my mind, as long as there are people like you and most of the folks who hover around this website. Our sweet little furry friends make all the difference for a happy life. The worst mood can be mended by the little antics of our cats.

I find comfort in believing there are more people like you, than not. Call me the 'glass is half full' lady, but it is really.

I think you will feel the flood of gratitude from me and the good people of POC, all the way to Ohio.

I'd love to see an adult picture of LuLu.

dw


Feb 27, 2010 Tender soul
by: Michael

You have a very loving and tender soul, Susan. I am very impressed. I wish there were more people like you in the world. They give back, though, don't they.



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