This Is a Story About Frank, found and adopted by his humans in Vietnam.
Written by Amy Grant
“My friend’s band was playing at a Heavy Metal bar in Hanoi and when I went to the bathroom they had this tiny wee thing tied up by a piece of string to a red stool miaowing like crazy. His poor neck was red raw from struggling against the string, so I asked them if I could have him. They didn’t seem to be that bothered and told me to come back the next morning.
It seemed an age to wait, but first thing the next morning I went on the back of a motorbike taxi and they put him into an old box for me. He hated coming back to our flat in that box on the back of that motorbike. Yowling all the way. They said he was 2 months old but they weren’t sure.
He was incredibly skinny – you could feel all his ribcage - and covered in fleas. We gave him two baths in flea shampoo and he seemed almost relieved when I sat and picked off the fleas one by one. He was soooper hungry all the time and grew incredibly fast in just a few weeks.
There weren’t any good pet sitting services in Hanoi so when we went on holiday we would take him to friends’ houses which he wasn’t a fan of, except, the one with a big fish tank for him to watch.
Before we came to Spain we had to go to about 10 vet appointments and send a sample of his blood to an EU lab to be tested and approved, which cost the earth, but was worth every penny because there was no way I was going to leave him behind. Now (in Barcelona) he doesn’t have to go and stay with friends and he is much happier. He is also more confident because we have more friends over to our flat here. He is a big fan of Barcelona and having more than 3 flavours of cat food to try. In Hanoi we could only find 3 flavours!
Frank is living in Barcelona at the moment, being cared for by Fidos Playground when his humans take time off. He is full of personality, plays hide and seek, drinks water out of tot glasses and talks with little purr mumbles. He loves to hide from new carers and watches with glee, from high vantage points, as they try to locate him not realising that all along he is above them!
Adopt, Dont Shop.
I will be posting stories of our adopted pets that we care for over the year of 2019. Each story is inspiring, each pet a precious gift highlighting and each personality quite unique.
According to Peta.org and Change.org more than 6,000,000 pets end up in USA shelters each year. It is mentioned that half of these will not come out alive.
This figure is staggering. And it is only a statistic for USA. What about the rest of the world?
Please think twice when looking for a pet. The world of abandoned pets is full of little treasures. I hope these stories inspire you.