Posted April 1, 2017 By Barbara Partyka
I first “met” Cupcake when I received a newsletter from a no-kill shelter in Buffalo, Missouri. She was one of the featured cats who were ready to be sponsored. She was a one-year-old Calico Manx. Immediately I fell in love and knew I was going to sponsor her.
Not only was Cupcake beautiful, but she was also handicapped. The shelter didn’t know what had happened to her, but she didn’t have full use of her back legs and couldn’t jump. I started sponsoring her right then. A friend of mine was associated with this shelter and told me how everyone who came to the shelter thought Cupcake was adorable but no one wanted a handicapped cat.
I told my friend if she could get Cupcake to me, I’d take her. At that time I was living in Northern California. Well, that summer my friend (who lived in Southern California went to the Missouri shelter to help out for a couple of weeks. When she left, she took Cupcake with her.
They drove from Missouri to Southern California where my friend kept Cupcake for a couple of weeks. And fell in love with her. But my friend kept her promise and drove her up to Northern California where my beautiful Cupcake joined the family.
For some reason, I just knew Cupcake was meant to be mine. She is loving, feisty, and as sweet as can be. I am so grateful to have this little girl in my life.
Photos courtesy of Barbara Partyka