Thursday, December 18, 2008

Her Name Is Lacee

Can you see why we picked the name Lacee? This is a shoe lace, doubled and tied in a double knot. We discovered it was not embedded, thank goodness. As I was holding her, hubby was massaging her neck. It was very tight, and we really thought it was embedded. She is very clingy, and moves her head a lot, so every time we thought we could get a hold of it she would move. Hubby started working it, and we spent about 20 minutes just massaging her neck until it became loose enough to create a gap just big enough to cut it off with scissors. Awwww, she seemed so relieved once this was off and started giving little kitten kisses.


My mind plays all sorts of scenarios on why someone would tie a shoestring around a kittens neck. We are now estimating, she has been around in my shelter since she was between 8-10 weeks old.

We have had many reports here on the local news over the last couple of months of dogs and cats being found hung in trees at our local parks and peoples yards. It was reported that some kittens were hung by shoe laces. I don't know if this was the case with her, who did this, why they did this, but I am thankful she found her way to my shelter, and I caught her in time. It wasn't easy, that is for sure.
The minute hubby cut this off her neck, he decided her name should be Lacee. I like it. She is a lucky little Lacee.


She is doing so well. We moved her cage in the house, and she has made herself at home. She wants to be held all the time, and seems very needy. I think she is making up for all the attention she missed out on.
She still drags her legs before standing, but manages fine. She is much smaller then my pictures show. Her fur is still kitten fur, and nails are still those clear little kitten nails. When she has her spay done, we will have the vet check her legs. She is a cute little thing, isn't she.

11 comments:

Stacy said...

O
M
G
She just looks so SWEET!!! In the pictures it looks like she's a full grown cat! AWWW! If I were closer...oooh.
I'm so glad that she escaped what sounds like an awful fate...that's just terrible!
Give Lacee a scratch on the chin from me! :)

Dog_geek said...

She's definitely a cute little thing! I'm glad you were able to get the shoe lace off of her - it must have been getting pretty uncomfortable! Lacee is a great name.

flydragon said...

Awww, such a little sweetie. I'm so glad she found her way to your house and you were able to catch her before that stupid shoelace got any tighter.

Betty said...

Lacee is the perfect name. You and your husband are absolutely angels on earth! Had she known the love and affection she would receive from you, she would have let you catch her on the first try. Just a wonderful story. The pictures show a very contented kitten.

Mrs.Ruiz said...

What a perfect name! I cant believe people do such horrible things to animals. There need to be an eye for an eye laws when it comes to the abuse of animals. Thats just my opinion. I think you should keep her:)))

caroline said...

great name! and so glad she found you!

Brenda said...

She is beautiful this just makes me sick.They should be hung too. animals have such sweet heart and so much love.
I have also been tagged at my place when ever you have time. No rush.

elsie said...

i can't believe someone tied a shoestring around her little neck....

i'm so thankful you were able to remove it and free her from it. what a relief that must have been for her.

she's beautiful in the pictures; i'll bet the camera doesn't do her beauty justice.

Brenda said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thanks for the good work you do. I look forward to my return after Christmas to visit.

troutbirder said...

She is a sweetie...
Merry Christmas to you and yours
troutbirder

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Merry Christmas T., I hope you and your husband and all the animals have a very merry christmas:))