SEBASTIAN’S DIARY (Part 7 the last part)
Please see these parts first:
A week later
I have a new home and a new mom!
I can hardly believe my luck that I now live with the nice lady who looked after all of us cats in our cages.
She brought me home with her that day she had my carrier out of the cupboard and she has stayed home with me every day since then.
I wonder who is looking after the other cats now.
I was a bit worried at first as when I saw the couch here I remembered being yelled at by my last mom.
But this mom doesn’t mind at all if I sit on it. Sometimes I have a bit of an accident on the carpet when my feet hurt and when I remember how it was agony to use the litter box after that horrible day at the place they hurt cats. The first time I did it I was worried my new mom would yell at me and I hid under the bed, but she said,
‘Sebby,come on out boy, you will never be yelled at again’
And I could tell by her voice she wasn’t mad, so I came out and she cuddled me. I do love this mom very much.
A man lives here too and I was very scared of him at first but he talked to me a lot and said,
‘I’m your daddy now old chap’
‘I will never hurt you or let anyone else hurt you ever again’
I don’t know what those words mean but I decided I like this man and yesterday evening I sat on his lap and purred to him.
My new mom cried, she said they were tears of happiness.
My dad had tears in his eyes too. He still talks to me a lot and I think I will sit on his lap again as he stroked my head and gently tickled under my chin and it felt really nice.
My toes and claws have never come back and I wish they would so I could show my new mom and dad how I used to do my exercises with them.
I’m sure they would love to see me do them.
6 months later
Mom took me for my up to date shots today. It was a place that smelled like the horrible place where those cruel people took my toe ends away. But it was a different place to that and mom held me all the time and the man who was nice like my dad did my shots, then he looked at my paws and said,
‘I never have and never will declaw a cat and I wish all my colleagues would stop doing it, but while people ask for it to be done or until it’s banned like it is in other countries, they will keep on making money from it. It makes me feel ashamed to be part of the profession trained to help animals that some do this cruel procedure on so many cats’
He stuck another needle in me which he said would help me and told mom he could always let her have medication to give me. He was a nice man but I was glad when mom put me back in my carrier and we came home.
I do feel much better now most of the time but I think I know now that my toe ends will never come back and I will never be able to show mom and dad my exercises and that makes me a bit sad.
When I get bad times and don’t use my litter box mom and dad understand and they don’t yell at me even if I sometimes forget they are kind and bite them.
I’m not allowed outside because mom said someone might hurt me, but I’m really quite content as I feel safe now.
A year later
I am on the last page of my Diary so it is almost full but I don’t need to write any more as my life is happy and my mom and dad told me we will all grow old together and they do understand my arthritis pains as they sometimes have them too and it makes them feel out of sorts too.
They understand the accidents that happen outside the litter box as well and that when I bite them by mistake I don’t mean to. Mom said she is only sorry I had not lived the whole of my life with her and dad as taking my toe ends away had caused my pain and problems.
Now when my carrier comes out I know for sure the nice man at the funny smelling place I go to with this mom will help me to feel better and I know for sure this mom won’t leave me there to be hurt any more.
Dad said he thinks it’s terrible that some little kittens just leaving their real moms go to live with cruel people who have their toe ends removed instead of buying them a scratching post. He said one day declawing will be stopped in the whole world and no more kittens or cats will have to suffer all their life from it happening to them.
I hope that any moms or dads reading this will tell everyone what happens and will help make that day come very soon.
Then I will know that telling my story has been worthwhile.
Sebastian signing off…
THANK YOU again to Maggie for the idea of a diary, to Michael for allowing me to post it on PoC and for setting it out so well with my pictures and to everyone who has commented too.
This has been heart breaking to write and without the support and encouragement of my dear sister Babz and all the kind comments from everyone here,I think I’d have felt like giving up!