Aida the cat

Meet Aida the Cat:

“Five months ago when we arrived, I met the sweetest cat around. Other cats were always scaring her. All of the USO cats get fed every morning but this little girl lives next to the drivers shed so she only got fed chicken bones and rice and whatever else the drivers threw out to her. I bought cat food and started feeding her daily and told the drivers not to feed her people food. I am afraid that once I leave no one will continue to feed her the right food and get a chicken bone stuck in her throat. Since she is such a sweety I want to make sure she goes somewhere where she will be taken care of and fed properly. Also I helped USO pay for her to be spayed and then sent her with Jillian to the vet again when she was attacked and couldn’t walk. At that point I told my sister Cindy this cat is coming home to PA (where I am from). She asked for a name and after a very short conversation (The first name in alphabetical order) Aida. She said she loved to play that musical and her and her daughter knew all the songs by heart. I tried to get to the next name but it was already sold. Aida it is.

Every morning Aida runs to me when she sees me coming and if I try to walk back to my office I have to trick her or hide and then run for it so she doesn’t follow me. I just want to make sure she is taken care of since I will not be out here for much longer. I want her sent home… Her forever home.”

Aida is a musical based on the opera of the same name by Giuseppe Verdi. It has music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang, and was originally produced by Walt Disney Theatrical.