Spe­cial bond bro­ken

Central Leader - - News - By Rhi­an­non Hor­rell

For Kylie Thomas, los­ing her cat has been a ma­jor blow. Mico went miss­ing on April 26. The 18-year-old suf­fers from chronic fa­tigue syn­drome and is wheel­chair-bound.

“He has been my com­pan­ion through the hard­est of times. He is the best thing that has come into my life since be­ing sick.”

She says the tired­ness is com­pletely dif­fer­ent to what a nor­mal per­son would ex­pe­ri­ence.

“It was out of the blue – when I was 15,” she says. “I was in Starship for a long time.

“Mico is no or­di­nary cat to me,” says Miss Thomas. “He was aban­doned af­ter he was born and he and his broth­ers were found de­serted on a pal­let.

“A lady found them and handreared them un­til they were a few weeks old.

“So right from the start, he was a dif­fer­ent cat,” she says.

She has had the cat for just over two years and de­vel­oped a spe­cial bond with Mico.

“From the mo­ment he crawled up on to my chest, gave my face a big nudge and nuz­zled into my neck, I knew I had found my cat.”

Miss Thomas has searched ex­ten­sively for Mico, trav­el­ling the streets of One­hunga in her wheel­chair. Mico was last spot­ted on Jack­son St on April 30 and May 2.

Miss Thomas says he is a half white and half brown tabby with no col­lar.

If you have seen Mico in the Royal Oak area, ring 027-4652810.

Photo: JA­SON OX­EN­HAM

Come home: Kylie Thomas says Mico is a spe­cial cat.

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