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Ozzie Bear is a beautiful
Lynx Point Siamese who was rescued in 1991. He had been living in some
woods not far from the sanctuary with his constant companion, a black
and white male cat called Oreo. After a lengthy war of wits with the
wily Oreo, we eventually managed to trap him. We were elated. At that
time, we were unaware of Ozzie’s existence because he was extremely
timid and kept himself well hidden. About a week after we had trapped
Oreo, we noticed Ozzie hanging around looking very bewildered and lost.
However, as soon as he would see us coming, he would melt into the
trees. Although we couldn’t find him, we would hear his plaintive
cries as he wandered alone through the woods. It was so heartbreaking.
Much to our relief, he was somewhat easier to catch than Oreo and we
were able to trap him a couple of weeks later.
For the first few days after being
caught, Ozzie was absolutely frozen with fear. Gradually he started to
relax around us and once he was fixed, tested and had been pronounced
healthy, we introduced him to the rest of our population. There was
little reaction until he and Oreo met. When they spotted each other,
Ozzie immediately ran over, and they began loving and rubbing against
each other making frantic little crying sounds. It was very apparent
that they were companions. Their delight in the reunion was extremely
moving to see.
Poor Ozzie must have been so traumatized
by the separation. He is such a timid and gentle soul. His extremely
expressive face, with those vulnerable crossed blue eyes just makes your
heart melt! He was too frightened of strangers, too traumatized by any
change in his schedule and too devoted to Oreo for us to consider
adoption for him. They are so inseparable that they even walk with their
heads together! We have truly never seen bonding to this extent with any
of our other animals. You will never see one without the other and our
biggest fear as they get older is how one will cope with the loss of the
Even now, after all these years, the woods still make Ozzie Bear feel
safe. That is where he came from and that is where he goes back to when he
feels threatened. Whenever he hears the sound of strangers, he melts into
the woods like a gentle ghost in the night. There are those who believe
that he doesn't exist. However, if you look carefully through the
undergrowth, you might just see the hint of a sky blue eye solemnly
peering back at you!
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