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The Kindness of Strangers

Filed under: Uncategorized — rica55 at 2:38 pm on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I completely forget to mention this in one of my earlier posts – but I just wanted to share this quick story.  I was in the pet store a few days before Jill’s surgery, it’s a local, small pet store, just to give you an idea (not a petco or a large chain).  I came upon the softest blanket/bed thing (I’m not really sure how to describe it) that I knew Jill would love and she would really enjoy post-surgery.  I knew it was going to be expensive, but figured I would ask how much it was anyway.  There was only one person working that night so I asked her and she told me it was $90.  Well.  Forget that.  I love Jill, but she already has plenty of beds, plus she really only likes to sleep in mine anyway lol.  But this thing is really soft and I do know she will love it… I’m checking out, I tell the saleslady about Jill and her upcoming surgery and she says to me, “Oh my.  Well.  I would really love for her to have that blanket to recover with.  If you don’t tell anyone, I will let you use my employee discount and have it for 65% off.”  !!!!!

I almost started crying right there.  What a kind thing to do for a kitty she had never met before.  I love animal people and I can’t wait to go back to show her the pictures of Jill curled up on her new blankie, because as you can see in these two pictures, she is in love with it!  I just wanted to share this kind story, because it warmed my heart 🙂





December 18, 2012 @ 5:54 pm   Reply

In this day and age, its nice to know that there are still kind people in this world. Jill looks so cozy in her blanket, all nice and toasty. Glad to see that Jill’s recovery is going well.



December 18, 2012 @ 7:42 pm   Reply

Awww – that is the sweetest (and what a crazy employee dsicount)! Seriously though, *I* would want to sleep on that bed – look at it!. lol.



December 18, 2012 @ 8:08 pm   Reply

Oh I know it’s so cozy. And she can go in it like a tunnel she hasn’t figured that out yet though…..



December 19, 2012 @ 11:37 pm   Reply

She looks so much like my angel Penelope.
It is so wonderful to hear a story of kindness!
Healing wishes Jill



December 20, 2012 @ 12:47 pm   Reply

Wow, that really is an amazing story. People are good at heart, I always believed that, always will, even when things in this world appear otherwise.

Jill looks soooo sweet. What a lucky girl to be surrounded by such love.


July 17, 2014 @ 11:16 pm   Reply

This definitely made me cry 🙂 Soooo sweet. I just love it!

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