Zeus, the cat

@GardenGerty (136575)
United States
June 21, 2021 11:26am CST
This may be a long post, as it has some background. It is about my older sister. !. She is a very giving and caring person. 2. She attracts odd "friends". People who sometimes use and abuse her. 3. She likes all animals and spoils them terribly. At 70 years old my sister moved into a place alone for the first time in her life.She befriended her neighbor, who has quirky family members. Believe it or not, her name is Karen. Karen has a lot of health problems and we suppose she gets some of her attitude from that. She is also a recovered addict. Karen had two love birds. One killed the other. Karen has COPD--birds are not good pets for breathing issues, she needed to get rid of the remaining bird. No one in her family could or would take the bird. Karen "guilted" my sister, Yolanda into taking the bird. She has had the bird two years. The bird, like all birds, was messy with her food, etc. She shrieked constantly unless my sister put on certain cartoons, and turned them up loud. ------------- Ron, another friend, who takes care of helping my sister with things and takes her shopping etc. had a dog. The dog died. Yolanda went to shelters with Ron and finally found him another dog. . . except he thought he might want a cat the shelter had, Zeus. The shelter made him a deal, he adopted both animals. My sister paid the adoption fees. She sometimes would baby sit the dog. Another neighbor lady would watch the dog. Ron likes the dog, but Ron has heart failure. Two pets were too much for Ron. Karen has been busy being a "Karen" lately. Yolanda finally said "enough" and found a home for the bird. Yolanda's doctor had told her to because Yolanda was allergic to the seed hulls the bird threw everywhere. Yolanda never wanted the bird in the first place and could not get out and get its beak trimmed, etc. She is adopting the cat. Zeus. Zeus is happy at her house. When Ron comes over to visit, Zeus hides so Ron cannot take him back. My sis says Zeus weighs forty pounds, but it is really more like 20. He makes my Tinker look like a small cat. Zeus likes Bob, and me, and everyone. He really likes his new home. The atmosphere in my sister's house has really changed. It is peaceful and quiet, but not dull. Zeus is a good fit. The bird, Gypsy, has a new home where the lady talks to her all the time and she can get the health problems she has taken care of. Win, win win for all people and animals included, except maybe Karen, but who knows.
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@just4him (249297)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Jun
I'm glad the bird has a good home. I'm glad Zeus is a good fit for your sister and loves her new home. Karen? Well, we can only hope.
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@GardenGerty (136575)
• United States
21 Jun
Karen says my sister is "her best friend" but for various reasons she is at times unfriendly. I was just amazed at how peaceful the house felt with the cat. I hope you have a great experience with your new senior living place.
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@just4him (249297)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jun
@GardenGerty Thank you. I'm looking forward to it. I got the approval letter today from Housing.
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@CarolDM (145341)
• United States
21 Jun
Glad to hear things have calmed down. And the bird seems better off in her new home.
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@GardenGerty (136575)
• United States
21 Jun
Yes, the bird is better off, and Zeus is happier, and my sister is happier. It is win, win, win.
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@CarolDM (145341)
• United States
21 Jun
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@BarBaraPrz (32458)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Jun
Good story. You should submit it to Reader's Digest "Life's Like That" column (if they still have that).
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@GardenGerty (136575)
• United States
21 Jun
Thank you. I have submitted in the past. I will have to get pictures of Zeus to share with my cat buddies here.
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@Belexhanns (2742)
• Kampala, Uganda
21 Jun
Just like the art of your writing, very nice
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@GardenGerty (136575)
• United States
21 Jun
Thank you. That is a very nice compliment.
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• Kampala, Uganda
21 Jun
@GardenGerty OK welcome
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@allknowing (94515)
• India
22 Jun
I am glad you introduced me to a load of animals lovers.
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@GardenGerty (136575)
• United States
22 Jun
Love animalss, love people, and take care of the living things. That is how my family has been.
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@rebelann (87397)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Jun
Karen has a special place in Gods scheme of things. I'm glad all the kritters have good homes.
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@GardenGerty (136575)
• United States
21 Jun
I found things much better yesterday when I visited. I had met Zeus before at Ron's house, but being in "his own home" with my sister has helped his personality shine.
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@DianneN (232011)
• United States
21 Jun
Good to hear that all the animals are happy now.
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@GardenGerty (136575)
• United States
21 Jun
Yes, and it was kind of fun.
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@miftha (1477)
• Bekasi, Indonesia
21 Jun
The Good story, i love reading it
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@GardenGerty (136575)
• United States
21 Jun
Thank you, I am glad it was entertaining.
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@nzlz123 (3556)
• Indonesia
22 Jun
Interesting stotry. I have a frined who named his cat Zeus too
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@GardenGerty (136575)
• United States
22 Jun
I think this is what he was named at the shelter. He is a really big boy.
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@nzlz123 (3556)
• Indonesia
22 Jun
@GardenGerty he is indeed a really big boy hahaha
@RasmaSandra (44366)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Jun
That is the best news ever, I am glad Zeus will find the love and happiness he needs,
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@GardenGerty (136575)
• United States
23 Jun
You would like him. He is solid gray.
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@jstory07 (107840)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Jun
A perfect end for everyone and Zeus has a good home.
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@GardenGerty (136575)
• United States
21 Jun
The bird has a good home, Zeus has a good home. He can still see Ron but has a space of his own at my sister's house.
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