Darwin the cat may be older than most at the age of 17, but all those years have done little to dampen his charming and loving demeanor. He may be older than most cats, but he’s still got it.
Instead, the passage of time has only served to increase his love, and as a direct result, the world as a whole is a happier place.
Kellen, Darwin’s owner, remembered how much the dog enjoyed spending time outside when he was younger, and in order to commemorate the occasion of Darwin’s recent birthday, they went for a stroll in the park. She thought that it would be a wonderful gift for him to be able to wander through the grass and feel the sun on his fur, despite the fact that he is not as mobile as he once was.
Kellen was completely unaware at the time that they would be giving someone they had never met before a one-of-a-kind gift in the form of Darwin.
While Darwin and his owner were strolling across the park, they came across an old lady. Kellen said that she gave off the impression of being distant as she sat by herself beside a pond. However, as they came closer to her, it seemed like everything was changing.
Kellen provided the following explanation: “She saw Darwin and lighted up.” “I told her that she could come up to him and pet him, so she stood up and walked over to him, and she was about as steady as Darwin is” (which is sometimes not at all). Almost immediately, she became his friend.”
Kellen found out that the woman’s name was Lida and that she was originally from Uzbekistan. Lida was 85 years old. At first, she had trouble communicating in English, but shortly after, she started telling me about a beloved pet she had had that she had to give up.
Kellen further explained, “She told me about her cat, who went away when she was 12 years old, how sweet he was, and how much she missed him.”
The events that followed were nothing short of astonishing. Kellen watched in awe as Lida and Darwin appeared to revert back to their younger selves as they merrily played together and nuzzled each other like old friends. Kellen’s expression reflected his amazement at the sight.
Kellen stated, “The entire time she was with us, I was battling to swallow down a lump in my throat,” which is how he felt when she was with them. When she was talking to Darwin, you could really see her personality shine through.
Darwin and Lida’s encounters may not have appeared to be notable from a distance; nonetheless, Kellen was aware that her cat had entered the life of that kind and interesting stranger at the very moment that it was needed.
She remarked that she feels as though she has a true angel in fur with her. It seems like he arrived just when it was necessary to have him there.
It brought with it the greatest gift of all: thanks to Darwin, Lida was no longer a stranger to them. This was all made possible by the discovery.
Kellen stated, “She gave me her address, and I want to return with Darwin to see her.” Kellen was referring to the woman who had given him her address. “He possesses a truly remarkable trait that sets him apart from others.” I hope that more people will learn about Darwin and come to the realization that there is true good in the world; it may simply be disguised as fur or feathers on sometimes.