When Adrian and his wife adopted Grumbles, a cat saved by an association, this resident of Glasgow was far from suspecting that the animal was going to save his life in turn. Now that she is no longer of this world, he wants to honor her memory by helping the shelter that took her in and cared for her.
Adrian Abbott48, is preparing to take part in a mountain trek to collect donations for the association Cat Protection to Glasgow, in Scotland. It was from this organization that he had adopted Grumbles, a cat who had supported and comforted him with her precious presence when he was at his worst. A story told by Irvine Times.
At the time, she was his wife Jordan who had suggested adopting a feline. Adrian Abbott, he was not really enthusiastic about the idea. However, he ended up sticking to Grumbles, a real miracle. ” She had been abused, starved and covered in fleas and scabs, which [les bénévoles de Cats Protection] have treated “, he says. His heart health was also a concern, and he was given little chance of surviving.
Grumbles had however managed to thwart the predictions and had recovered, even if she was not yet completely out of the woods at the time of the adoption. She had lost part of her coat and was very skinny.
The cat had become the best friend ofAdrian Abbott. She was by his side when he fell ill. From derbyshire in England and based in easter house (eastern suburbs of Glasgow), he had suffered terribly from Covid at the start of the pandemic. Him and Jordan had just returned from a trip to New York. His ordeal had lasted more than 8 weeks. ” There were times when I thought I’d never make it ’cause I wasn’t getting better “, he confides.
“She saved my life”
His wife working at Dundee, 120 kilometers from home, she used to commute before the coronavirus crisis. But Adrian Abbott sick, they had decided that she should stay at Dundeewhere also lives the mother of Jordan, to avoid spreading the virus. The forties was therefore isolated during these 2 long months.
Fortunately, Grumbles was there to keep him company and help keep his spirits up. ” She saved my lifehe said. She was amazing, and I loved her so much. She was very attached to me and always by my side. »
Then, whileAdrian Abbott was finally recovering from the Covid, the cat had fallen ill in turn. She suffered from kidney problems and, despite the 6000 pounds (about 7000 euros) spent on her treatment, her health had deteriorated again 6 months later. She was not eating and things were only getting worse. The couple had to make the painful decision to have her euthanized to end her suffering. ” I was totally devastated, he recalls. She meant everything to me “.
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Now he wishes to return the favor to Cat Protection and help highlight the tremendous work that this association does with animals in distress. On the occasion of his participation in Snowdon Trek on May 20 in Wales, he opened a solidarity kitty to raise funds for the benefit of the shelter.