I like Thanksgiving the best of all holidays. I like other ones too, but Thanksgiving is the front runner. This year gave us an especially good thing to be thankful for. My grandma, who will be 97 the day after Christmas, has had a rough couple of months. At one point, we didn't think we'd celebrate another Thanksgiving with her. Ever.
Abby has her own story to tell. We've discovered the entire tale of her past, thanks to Janet Saltzman of the Great Lakes Bengal Rescue helping to put the pieces together. In a little less than 10 years, Abby has been moved 13 times. Considering that my grandma had her for four of those years, that means she was moved 12 times in six years. No wonder Abby has some behavioral quirks!
But Abby is living the life of a Conservatory Cat now and loving it. This makes Grandma happy - "You should bake a pie and take it to that vet for refusing to put Abby to sleep." - and the rest of us, too. Abby has settled right in and accepted us as her surrogate parents, content to lay in our laps, "talking" to us (what a motormouth!), and giving us affectionate head butts.
We brought Abby into the house so Grandma could see her and hold her and while Abby seemed to be a little stressed with so many people around, she cuddled up to Grandma and they got to spend a little time together.
It was a good day.