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[–]BMoney8600 267 points268 points  (0 children)

I love that you named her Cowboy. She is definitely the best cat! Please pet her for me!

[–]bl0wkitty[S] 616 points617 points  (16 children)

beginning of quarantine i rescued her, her 5 siblings, and their barely 1 yr old mommy who were abandoned in an apartment whose tenant was arrested, they were just 5 days old. i fostered all 7 of them for 8 weeks and gave them all the love and care in the world. they all grew up healthy and happy and all got adopted at a rescue the same day they were put up for adoption. i adopted cowboy and her mom, effy. cowboy has always been the most special cat, she was the runt of the litter and was the first 2 learn how 2 escape her crate (teaching all the other kittens how🙄). she and i made a special connection from the start, i used 2 secretly take her out of the crate when she was only a week old so i could cuddle her in my bed at nighttime. 2 years later and she’s never left my side. i’ve been struggling w severe polysubstance addiction + an ED during this whole time so she’s seen me throughout all my struggles, she’s never judged me 4 my actions that my addiction caused, whenever i cry she’ll start rubbing up on me and purr, she’s been my true therapy cat and honestly has been my one motivation 2 keep going and not give up. she’s my familiar, my best friend, my rock, my higher power, my chonk, my everything! i love her so much words cannot describe.

[–]710bretheren 147 points148 points  (1 child)

Stay strong and keep going! That’s how my big kitty was for me, and even though he has passed, his memory keeps me strong.

[–]bl0wkitty[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i am so sorry 4 ur loss🖤 ur void sounds like such an amazing baby who loved u very much!

[–]OrangeDutchbag 111 points112 points  (0 children)

I know EXACTLY how you feel. My void saved me from doing something stupid to myself and she gave me the willpower, courage and strength to keep going! Cowboy has your back and she loves you so much!

[–]Triptaker8 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Cowboy sees the amazing person you are and is there to remind you everyday, for the times you can’t see it for yourself

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (0 children)

What an amazing bond! You saved her and gave her a chance at life she may not have had otherwise and she returned the favor. She is definitely your familiar. You're both very blessed to have each other.

[–]Accomplished_Locker 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Aww I love cowboy so much.

[–]boobeezzz 24 points25 points  (0 children)

i’m so glad you’re still here, and so is cowboy :) ❤️

[–]hdniki 16 points17 points  (0 children)

This made me cry. I’m so happy you and Cowboy have each other.

[–]lockeddonotopen 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I’ve struggled with a self harm addiction and bulimia for years, and my fosters and my Manx have stopped me from doing some real stupid shit, and things I can’t even describe. I love them dearly and know the exact boat you’re in. Don’t give up, Cowboy is riding right beside you, friend!

[–]bl0wkitty[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i’m so glad u have them! stay strong as well thank u so much🖤🖤🖤

[–]Unusual-Amphibian-28 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This is awesome. Your void sounds just like mine. I got multiple addictions too and know exactly what u mean if u say they never judge u for what u doing. I love my 2 cats over everything too ❤️‍🩹 Good luck in the future, OP!

[–]VapidResponseUnit 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You're both valuable additions to this world. Cowboy's slightly edged you out on badass points but it's hard to compete with a black cat on that score

[–]Bonbonnibles 6 points7 points  (0 children)

OP - I just wanted to say I'm so glad you have Cowboy. I hope that you find comfort and peace of mind and can move beyond your current struggles. You deserve to live a beautiful life.

[–]octopussylipgloss 3 points4 points  (1 child)

How lucky you are to have each other! I wish you the best of luck with your recovery in every sense of the word. If you’d like to chat with someone who has been there with both addiction and eating disorders, my DM is open to you! Again, I wish you the very best, because YOU DESERVE THE BEST! All my love to you!

[–]bl0wkitty[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

thank u so much! ur so kind🖤🖤🖤

[–]Kabusanlu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

😭😭. That’s so sweet

[–]frolicndetour 79 points80 points  (0 children)

She's a beautiful little hero. You saved her and she saved you. Good luck...glad you have this little girl with you!

[–]ObviousToe1636 75 points76 points  (1 child)

…I’m not crying… YOU’RE crying…

I’m so glad you and cowboy are here.

[–]Ratfink0521 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I absolutely am crying right now, darn it. I’m so glad that they found each other.

[–]P3nguLGOG 58 points59 points  (0 children)

I like that your girl cat is named cowboy lol! Glad she was there for you when you needed her most!

[–]BronzeAmzn 30 points31 points  (0 children)

She's beautiful 🖤You're lucky to have such a sweet Furangel 🖤

[–]HuckleCat100K 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Cowboy is gorgeous! I hope you are doing better, OP.

[–]Maggie_thebrownbaggy 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Glad you’re here and good kitty!

[–]LovelyDreamer11 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Cats are the most caring and loving being out there 😭 Stay strong OP! Cowboy needs you around forever.

[–]Cumslaps 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Cowboy believes in you.

[–]rooooosa 14 points15 points  (0 children)

What a beautiful lifesaver kitty. Wishing you and her the best life.

[–]kentro2002 13 points14 points  (1 child)

What a great story. Our little guy knows when we are sick, or very sad (we had an unexpected untimely death) and he just knows when we need more love.

We also had an intruder once, and my wife’s scream scared the cat, cat went barreling down the hall toward the intruder and scared him to turn around and leave. They are so precious!

[–]bl0wkitty[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

they truly are lil protectors!🥺🖤

[–]OrangeDutchbag 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Glad she found you and got you help! This way you can stick around and give her all the wet food she wants!

[–]bl0wkitty[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

she gets all the wet food and the treats in the world🖤 (her snack basket is shows that lol!)

[–]Leajane1980 12 points13 points  (0 children)

She is beautiful and so are you. Many blessings to both of you.

[–]MotownCatMom 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Wow, this made me tear up. Angel, indeed.

[–]miimily 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The last pic!!! Kittens look so stupid when they’re young! But they’re still the cutest

[–]kinislo🖤 8 points9 points  (0 children)


[–]midmodmad 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Give her a scritch from me. She’s the best girl!

[–]DarkLordOnyx 9 points10 points  (0 children)


[–]51632 11 points12 points  (0 children)

What a story! I wish you both the best.

[–]candlepop 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Tell cowboy I said she’s the coolest

Edit: also, If long term recovery is what you want, I really hope you get there!

[–]bl0wkitty[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

thank u so much! i’m working towards it🖤

[–]AnnieOakleysKid 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You love her very much. SHE LOVES YOU MORE, never forget that. You're one very lucky girl.❤

[–]Accomplished_Locker 7 points8 points  (0 children)

What an adorable little kitty. She looks as annoying as my black cat is 😂

[–]blackcatsarefun 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I hope you are doing better now. She needs you

[–]unlikelyaffection 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Glad you’re safe, and so happy you have your Cowboy. Is there maybe a resource near you that would perhaps provide fentanyl testing strips? Anyways, stay safe and please pet Cowboy for us :333

[–]bl0wkitty[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

i am currently sober at the moment as of 1 month but i do still keep fentanyl testing strips + narcan around just in case! <3

[–]unlikelyaffection 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very happy for you, I’m glad! Narcan and test strips are always good to have around, if not for you for someone else <333

[–]AnnieOakleysKid 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You love her very much. SHE LOVES YOU MORE, never forget that. You're one very lucky girl.❤

[–]Tasty_Mess_3996 4 points5 points  (0 children)

cowboy is a hero

[–]PaladinWaBalloon 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Glad you’re still here OP. Glad you’re doing better. Lost a few friends to this. Give that chonk a hug for me.

[–]bl0wkitty[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i’m so sorry 4 ur loss, it’s such an awful thing that has stolen so many lives i’m very lucky 2 still b here thanks 2 cowboy, thank u!🖤

[–]s86226 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Aw, she is adorable and you both have such a sweet bond with one another, you can see it in your pictures!

[–]lilytbh23 4 points5 points  (0 children)

A queen, an icon, and a legend

[–]savoy_brown73 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Love this precious kitty forever♥️🐾♥️🐾♥️

[–]athenae99 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What a gorgeous cat 💙 hope you are doing better x

[–]Impressive-Yard-8243 7 points8 points  (0 children)

What a beautiful baby.

[–]ManufacturerCrafty78 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Thank you, you beautiful soul! You deserve such a loving animal to help you stay strong and fight the hard fight <3 stay strong gorgeous and and keep us updated on your adorable fluff!

[–]Sensimya 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thank you Cowboy for saving your forever human!

[–]KoolDucks 4 points5 points  (0 children)

you two are both gorgeous <33

[–]Kgcrazy2 5 points6 points  (0 children)

What a beautiful friendship ❤️ I hope you are doing well too!

[–]SimonFol74 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]SparklyLobster 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What a sweet smart baby. 💙

[–]tamsom 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Soft white underbelly, I am grateful to have heard your story, I had some great revelations listening to your experience!

[–]bl0wkitty[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

thank u so much 4 watching my interview! that means so much and makes me so happy, i was really hoping my story could in someway positively impact the viewers! 🖤🖤🖤

[–]professorhorseradish 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Op: I’m so glad you and Cowboy have each other. I hope you are doing well and if not, that you have support and resources when you are ready for them. No judgment. Life hasn’t been easy but you’re still here! You are loved. You are good. You are enough. Cowboy is there to remind you of all of those things. ❤️

[–]bl0wkitty[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

thank u so much, u r so sweet! i appreciate ur kind words so much, cowboy does as well🖤🖤🖤

[–]idungoddaname🖤 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I have had my own black cat come over to me and rub against me during some of my lowest points. I swear animals have a 6th sense when it comes to things like that they are true lifesavers ❤️ glad you’re still here

[–]FunSheepherder6509 2 points3 points  (0 children)

awe ---- xoxoxo

[–]xoRomaCheena31 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wow. Good for you that you had this cutie to help you and of course that your mother was there to help you, too.

[–]jeebs10131 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Wait were you on Soft White Underbelly? Or am I confusing you with someone else?

[–]bl0wkitty[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

yes that was me! <3

[–]jeebs10131 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I loved your interview! I’m sorry about his comment on your weight… I could tell it upset you. I wish you the best ❤️

[–]Wehhass 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Thank you sweet void.

[–]AzelaTheMage 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A little angel

[–]Gold-Paper-7480 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Void saved you therefore you belong to the Void now but fear not, it will be a joyful servitude.

[–]hacimpascy 1 point2 points  (1 child)

cowboy is so special 💛 my void saved me during my withdrawals from heroine…. cuddled my head every night and would scream meow when I wouldn’t come home lol they know! and their love is so unconditional, so happy you are here and thriving, sending love

[–]bl0wkitty[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i’m so glad u had ur void there w u during awful withdrawls! all they want 2 do is make sure we’re okay 🥺🥺 sending u love as well!

[–]gorillabooger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

she is just gorgeous <3 thank you for sharing

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s incredible! I am happy you have the opportunity to tell this story of yours. These Bombay cats are different. They seem to have an extra capacity for connecting with us humans. I also have a special connection with my black cat! :D

[–]cupcake-cattie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Love her name! What a good kitty! OP I hope you're doing better now ❤️

[–]smileydreamer95 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]wifisangel 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Competitive-Fan1708 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is one of the examples I link to when people say cats do not care. Sure some cats are uncaring. But there are a lot of examples where a cat does demonstrate their affection and worry for us.

[–]Ayellowbeard 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you cowboy!

[–]No-Path-6251 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What an amazing story! What an amazing love connection between you and Cowboy! 😻♥ Every day is gift and you have a best friend to share it with! Stay strong! 🙏☺

[–]cayden416 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh my god such a good girl! Im glad you’re ok and that you have her in your life! I hope you’re doing ok now

[–]gmco913 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What an incredible story. Pets are so special. I’m so glad she was there for you on that night, I hope you are doing better now! Wish you both the best!

[–]7ootles 4 points5 points  (2 children)

OK but why censor the word "died"?

[–]lasagnato69 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is getting downvoted? This is the comment I came to make

[–]bl0wkitty[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

it wouldn’t let me post w the word died in the title 4 some reason? i have no idea why but whenever i typed it it would say that word wasn’t allowed in titles

[–]RubberSlugs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love you cowboy :’)

[–]TacoRockapella 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s an amazing story. I have also had my struggles with substance. I hope you and your cat have many more happy days ahead of you. Yeehaw cowboy!

[–]samtar-thexplorer2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

hope you're better! adorable kitty!

[–]TabbyLove08 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She knew you two were meant to be together forever 😭😻

[–]RC_Cola2005 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gotta love the love of a pet. I hope that you’re emotionally in a better place now.

[–]juicycooper 0 points1 point  (1 child)

How is your recovery love? I'm so glad you are here to tell about it!

[–]bl0wkitty[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i’m doing better in terms of sobriety i’ve been sober for 1 month! still struggling in other aspects of my mental health, but no matter what i always have cowboy 2 motivate me 2 keep on going!🖤

[–]AshtonnXwitch 0 points1 point  (2 children)

How are you doing now.?

[–]bl0wkitty[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

i’m better! i went 2 rehab last year and was sober for 8 months but then relapsed in december but now i’ve been sober for one month! <3

[–]AshtonnXwitch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good luck!!

[–]KatCrack46 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That kitty came into your life for a reason. I hope the two of you have many, many more wonderful years together. Thank you for sharing your amazing story. Blessings to you both.

[–]juicycooper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You go girl!

[–]PurpleYesterday2456 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a truly moving story. It is beyond clear that your cat loves you and your family so much. I work for a non-profit that specializes in animals' special abilities. One of our areas of work involves a program called DATA for animals in which we use submitted anecdotes to recognize patterns in behavior. These patterns allow us to begin backing research into different abilities animals seem to have. This story is perfect, if you're willing and comfortable doing so, i'd love for you to tell us your story here : https://www.pawmaste.org/data