Power Of Love

I want to share with you the story of one of my cats; Müsfik

When I first saw him in the shelter with my friend, he was a tiny little kitten who stood quietly next to the food, trying to eat a little and lost between its long furs.

We took him to the vet and brought him home. He loved to eat wet food. He was full of love, everything seemed fine until he vomited .

Starting from the first day, he turned into a kitty who did not eat, had nothing to do with the environment and did not even drink water. He’d watch the outside or the wall from the top of a wing chair all day.

The vet didn’t know exactly what happened. I fed Müsfik with syringe every hour. He wanted to eat the chicken, but he was nauseous as he smelled it. Believe me, maybe he hasn’t eaten anything for weeks.

Me and my husband used to bring it with us every night when we went to bed.
Even if we didn’t tell each other, I knew we’re both wondering if he could see tomorrow.

Finally, one day, he ate a small piece of chicken from my husband’s hand. A few hours later he started eating like that. So much so that while attacking with excitement, he nibbled our fingers repeatedly. He recovered in a month and spent a healthy month, and then we went back to the beginning.

In the meantime, we have lost another young kitten suddenly ( on the second day of the disease) We noticed the symptoms and took her to the veterinary faculty, but the tiny body could not stand during the medical intervention.( Let me tell you the story of my Lokum in another post.)

Later, when we took Musfik to the faculty, the doctor said that his past illness could be a youth disease (canine distemper) He had his vaccinations and then a one-month illness started again. My son saved himself with water, food supplements and his desire to live . Since then, he’s never been sick.

It took a long time to tell, but that’s what I meant; I think that Musfik realized that we loved him and that we would never leave him. That was one of the reasons he resisted.

Your cat may be sick, may have a negative habit, can make a lot of noise, may not let you to sleep… Don’t give up on your cat, just like you don’t give up on your baby. Just keep loving them.


Sirin's Crochet

Hi. I'm Pınar. I'm 36 years old crochet designer from Turkey. I share all my free crochet patterns here. I like to make almost everyting but especially blankets and hats. I hope you like my projects.

14 thoughts on “Power Of Love

  1. Sirin – thank you for posting the wonderful crochet opportunities. I have given a couple of hat designs a try, but can’t find a recent post for one I’d like to try but can’t remember all the instructions. It was a beginner beanie made with a yellow/gold yarn . You finished it off with a white fury pompom. How can I access the instruction YouTub video again? Thanks, Lucinda

  2. Sirin,
    Thank you so much for your story, The Power of Love. I, too, have rescued my 4 cats and several neglected cats outside. I never knew I had so much love to give and they give me more love in return. They have pulled out of me such compassion and tender feelings. They kept me sane when my mother was dying and then kept me going when mom died. Another lifesaver for me was learning to crochet and giving away my projects as gifts. Of all the slipper/boot tutorials, I find yours to be the best. Your quality of instruction is as good as some others but you have a very patient teaching quality and your voice is so pleasant to listen to. Please keep sharing your projects and your stories. Thank you.

    1. Hi Naomi.I’m so sorry for your lost. I had the same things. I also held on to cats and crocheting. Maybe that’s why we feel close to each other. Glad you like my tutorials. It’s nice to meet you. Hope to see you again. Have a lovely day ♥

  3. As I read this I began to weep! I had 3 cats that I loved dearly. One however was my favorite. He was supposed to be my sons cat, but when a cat chooses it’s person there is no going back. I had to have six major,, major surgeries and while I was in the hospital he would not eat and would cry for me the whole week I was gone. He would finally eat a little for my daughter. He helped to heal me! I had him for 21 years and lost him 2 years ago. We have other cats but he was special. I love my other cats, but he loved me back more than any other. Thank you for sharing this and your crochet!! I love your videos and love making the items!! Thank you for teaching me so many new things!!! Sorry this is so long!!!

    1. Hi Angie. Thanks for sharing your story with me. ♥ I’m so sorry for your lost but I wish my babies live a long life like yours. I totally understand you. Cats chooses their humans and you can not change this 🙂 I’ve lost one of my baby, she was so young. She had been traumatized. She had multiple surgeries. She never saw her mother. She lay next to me every night and sucked my arm all night long. I still feel so bad when I remember her. I was her human but she gone. Again thanks for writting me. Kiss your cats for me. Hope to see you again.

  4. Sirin, I’ve become a big fan of your crochet and love of cats. I think we are a lot alike, except you are definitely better and faster at crocheting than I am. I loved your post “Power of Love” and can very strongly relate. My furbabies are like my real babies, and they bring me as much love as I do them. It is one of the greatest joys in my life, and the other is crochet. I’m so glad to have stumbled upon your YouTube channel.

    1. Hi Jo Ann. Sorry for late answer. I’m so happy to meet you and your furbabies 🙂 Thanks for writting me ♥ Hope to see you again.

  5. Your story makes me cry. (We also have cats). It also sounds like your kitty Musfik was depressed and had like a “failure to thrive” because he was in a shelter and had no one to love him. Depression is a symptom of staring at the wall, but pets staring at the wall can be a symptom of other diseases too, but it is like they are giving up on life and pulling away, like a person does when they are dying. When my grandmother was dying, she looked away from us, staring up at the ceiling, she was “distancing” herself, pulling away from us, it’s almost like they do this because it is too painful not too.


    1. Hi Anna ♥ It could be true. I think we can never learn the real reason. But then he never got sick again and he is happy, peaceful. I hope we have very nice years together. We kiss your cats in their small noses. Hope to see you again.

  6. Hi Sirin, Are usually never enter a remark to anything I look up, I decided to let you know how much I have enjoyed finding your site and your patterns. I am normally a busy registered nurse but have had to take three months off do to surgery. I can’t just sit and be bored so I decided to buy yarn and crochet hook and learn to crochet a beanie while recovering! I found your site and really enjoy your tutorials because you’re very calming and patient in your explanations. Thank you for helping this to become a fun craft to learn. And thanks for the introduction to you and your family I like that it makes it more personable and not just a voice. I hope you’re able to keep up the good work! Take care and blessings to you and your family!

    1. Hi Gerrilyn. I am so happy to read your comment. I wish you a quick recovery. Glad you like us ♥ That’s a family work. All of them are helping me as they can. We are sending warmest hugs to you and your family. Hope to see you.

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