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What I love and What I can do – My life time duty!

Updated: Sep 6, 2021

Haru, I miss you!

I love animals.

I donate a part of my sales of jewellery to animal shelters (one in Nagasaki, Japan and another one in Tarragona, Spain)

Since I was a baby I have been having cats. Tons of them. All of them have been from the streets and animal shelters, and currently I have tree fluffy hair balls that purr😺😺😺

Haru, the angel cat

This story is a bit lengthy but just wanted to share why I started my fundraising project for animal shelters.

About 2 years ago, I picked up a cat with beautiful blue eyes from one of the streets in my town.

Her name is Haru.

My husband saw a cat in the middle of the road with many cars driving by. She couldn’t walk, something was wrong with her back legs.

He couldn’t do anything, because he was just on the way back from a grocery shopping with a baby on a stroller. When he told me about what he saw, I just ran with a cat carrier. When we arrived to the place, the cat wasn’t there.

But we found a couple looking at something in a bush. They told us that there was a cat in the middle of the road and she was about be hit by a car, and they took her and now she’s hiding and hissing in the bush. They called a local animal shelter and eventually the cat was hospitalized for a week or so.

According to the vet Haru was still a young cat, no more than 2 years old. She was pregnant but sadly she had to give up her babies.

I encountered so many stray cats when I was a child. Some of them I took them home, some were in need of help, but I couldn’t because it was too late or I had too many at my home or as a kid I didn’t know what to do. I regret it so much. Sometimes still it makes me remember about them and suffer.

I didn’t want to add another sad regrettable experience so I decided to welcome Haru home as a new family member.

Finally Haru was discharged from the vet and started a trial period with us. She was becoming used to her new home and her human. She was coming to me and sometimes purring. She couldn’t walk properly because of her damaged back legs, but day after day little by little they were getting better.

A few weeks after, she started breathing strangely. Her entire rib cage was moving every time she breathes, clearly it wasn’t ok. A lady from animal shelter came to take Haru to the vet.

The result was bad – she had her lungs full of water.

Haru did her best. But she crossed the rainbow bridge after fighting for a few weeks to stay with us. I cried, cried and cried, over days and weeks.

Making everybody HAPPY🌼🌼🌼

This experience helped making up my mind to start a fundraising project through my work to rescue other furry friends. One of the shelters I support is the one that helped us with Haru.

I’m not telling and forcing people like “BUY MY FREAKING JEWELLERY!!!!!”. No. But I just wanted to let you know that whenever you are purchasing my piece (either from galleries or directly from me), you are helping other lives, making everybody happy – me, you, galleries and animals.

I hope I make Haru proud of me💓

Thank you very much for reading!


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