This post is a personal appeal for help. When my husband and I left Saudi Arabia in March 2009 for his medical treatment, it was never with the thought that we would not return. As a result, when we left, we took two suitcases and left everything else we had back in Riyadh – including my two precious cats.
Now, thanks to a dear and wonderful friend in Riyadh, Nader, all arrangements are in place to have my cats returned to me the week of 02 August. This will be one of the happiest moments for me since the loss of the love of my life, Abdullah.
My two cats which Nader is returning to me were both feral street cats rescued in 1998 from when I lived in Pakistan. They are now almost 13 years old, in great health and have been around the world three times. They became a wonderful and loving addition to the family. I can’t wait to be able to hold them again and find comfort in them. It will be like I finally have a piece of myself, Abdullah and the old “normal” life back.
Since I’ve been fighting my own cancer, I’ve been in a state of flux without a home of my own. I’m still in active treatment but at the same time, trying to put a life together again…without Abdullah. But at least, a life which will now include my cats.
However, Nader and I need your help. I, especially, need your help. The total costs to return my cats to me is US$1600. If you wish to help contribute to these costs, then I ask you to email Nader directly: Nader4cats@gmail.com He is in Riyadh and the one who will be paying all the fees associated with getting my cats to me.
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