Do you like stories about beautiful encounters? On the almost irrational links between human beings and animals? So this testimony will undoubtedly please you, since it looks back on the meeting with a cat and the one who becomes its master. Watch out, it’s very moving!
An unexpected encounter
Nothing suggested that this day would be different. This man tells us his story on The Animal Rescue Site. This is the site of an association that recovers abandoned animals, treats them, and tries to find them a new home.. On the site appear testimonies of men and women, always with a strong link with animals.
A day like any other, therefore, for this man who says he mows his lawn. He therefore takes care of his garden, without paying attention. But while he is mowing, his gaze is caught by a gray ball on the roof of his shed. He wonders what it could be. As he gets closer, he discovers a cat. A beautiful gray cat staring at him.
He does the same, but continues to mow the lawn. It’s not the first time a cat has passed through his garden, after all. No doubt he won’t be there in a few minutes. But time passes, and the cat remains. Better yet, he does not take his eyes off the man.
” We kept looking at each other, him moving his head back and forth with the movements of my mower and me, checking to see if he was still there.“, he tells us on the association’s website.
The man adopts the cat, or maybe it’s the other way around
After finishing mowing his lawn, the apprentice gardener goes to his shed to put away the mower and the tools he used to mow the lawn. Out of curiosity, he checks to see if the cat is still on the roof. On leaving, he discovers that he has not moved. They keep fixing. The man then decides to approach his hand, in order to see if the cat is receptive or not. The latter does not hesitate. He approaches his face to sniff the hand and rub his head.
Afterwards, the cat seems to make its decision. Indeed, he jumps from the roof of the shed to find himself next to the man. The latter enters his house… followed by the cat. Convinced that their meeting is obvious, the man decides to adopt her. The animal is thus baptized Rufus by his care. ” He slept next to my head that night and every night since. He became Rufus”, he tells us.
The season for abandonment is already here
This beautiful story reminds us that there is a real link between animals and human beings. If some people do not want to believe it, everyone who has a cat, dog or other pet knows it perfectly. Sometimes the bond is so strong that we manage to understand each other without speaking the same language.
But unfortunately, each year, the controversies are the same. Many French people decide to abandon their pet to go on vacation. It may sound crazy, but it is a sad reality. Animals are left on the side of a road and wait days for their return from their masters. which never arrive. Dogs are sometimes found, and sometimes die of hunger or heat.
As a reminder, the law in France is very clear on this subject. If you abandon your animal in the wild, you risk up to three years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros.. This is why we remind you that you do not adopt an animal out of simple whim or passing desire. An animal is a living being that needs care, love, presence. An animal should not suffer because of the selfishness of its masters who do not want to find a solution to keep it for two weeks in the summer. If you don’t feel like having a pet, no one will blame you.