«I found myself saying yes before I realized I wanted to say it,» recalls Carl’s mom. From the point of view of common sense, it was a huge mistake to take care of a cat with a difficult character on a farm that is already full of animals. And in addition, baby Mary, Carla’s daughter, was born quite recently. Where can I find time to take care of everyone? But fate decreed otherwise and the cat named Sapphire found a new home. And with it an important mission.
Life on the street left Sapphire almost blind and lame — either a car hit her, or someone kicked her, but the cat could no longer run or elegantly jump with poorly fused pelvic bones. And at first she didn’t even get out from under the bed, except for food, because she was frankly scared of the fuss on the farm. Carla, too, was not up to sentiment, fiddling with the baby and chores took up all the time. Therefore, she does not really remember when the changes began.
Probably, the dog was «to blame» for everything — Sapphire was instinctively afraid of the strict guard of the farm, and the dog was glad to remind with a harsh bark who was keeping order here. But these sounds also frightened the baby, so one day Carla was surprised to see how Sapphire did not run away at the sight of the dog, but hissed, stood between her and the crib. The embarrassed dog retreated into the yard, and the cat came up and gently sniffed the girl: is everything all right? So a timid bond was established between the cat and the child.
To Carla’s slight annoyance, among Mary’s first words were not only «mom», but also «kitty», and when Mary was asked «where is Kitty», the girl unmistakably pointed to the corner of the room. Sapphire never left her without attention and the dog had to accept that her services were not in demand here. The cat and the baby began to constantly sleep in an embrace, and Sapphire herself finally found peace of mind and purpose in life.
And it was very convenient — unexpectedly for herself, Carla realized that there was less trouble. Sapphire took it upon herself to lull the baby, from the age of 4 months Mary was constantly playing with her, and there was no fear that the child would get into the wrong place, the cat tried to keep an eye on it. She became necessary and useful, and therefore she herself gradually healed from her ailments, blossomed before her eyes. Now Sapphire and Mary are inseparable friends! And it seems that their love has no end.