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I'm still beautiful by littlerobin87 I'm still beautiful by littlerobin87
Odin is an amazingly special cat. Named for the one-eyed God, Odin has a journey of a story which I feel compelled to share with those of you who are interested to listen.

Odin had a hard life at the beginning, born to an abusive, neglectful family, he was an outside cat who got more than his share of beatings from both animals and people nearby. Scars are apparent on his ears, and especially his nose, of past battles. However, Odin wasn't brought into the shelter until his eye was shot out with a pellet gun, possibly by his previous owner or a neighborhood kid.

The shelter removed the pellet successfully, but unfortunately his eye was lost. Our shelter tried their very best to fix him up, however, his stitching hadn't healed correctly. Also, they had left in his right tooth, which was fractured from impact, to abscess.

I saw images of Odin (called "Winky" by the shelter) on their website in March of 2008, and something about him pulled me. I begged my husband, who at the time didn't want another cat, to at least let me go and take a look at him. He was about a year old at the time and still had the stitches in his eye when he was brought out to us. The woman handed him to my husband and he laid his head against my husband's chest.

Call it love at first sight, the next day we were taking him home. He was clearly hanging on. A strong cat, he pulled through another surgery to remove the abscessed tooth and we discovered through the vet that his blood work returned with his blood sugar through the roof, meaning that not only was he suffering from his ordeal, he was diabetic.

My husband worried for ages that he wouldn't make it, but I kept hoping, kept praying. I applied medicine to his eye to help it heal and kept a close watch on the spot where his tooth was.

Now nearly a year later, he's gained to a healthy weight, his eye has healed marvelously, and his blood sugar is still maintained through insulin shots. He's well behaved, never once fighting me while giving him shots. He sleeps on my legs at night, and purrs nearly every time I touch him. I believe that love, more than anything, kept us going, and has allowed him to be this part of my life.

Even after everything he's been through, he's still beautiful in my eyes. Some may cringe, but I look at him and see an angel. :heart:

Edit 5.10.2009: Thank you all so very much for all the sweet and heartwarming comments! I can't possibly reply to all of them, but I greatly appreciate everything said, and I have taken time to read every single one. Odin thanks you too, I'm sure. :) :heart: You've all been so sweet and accepting; and I feel I just can not express my gratitude in words!

Edit 11.19.2011 - Good News! After a trip to the vet today to check his glucose, they've told me that they suspect Odin is in remission from his diabetes! All your sweet thoughts and comments have been amazing, and I greatly appreciate everything. :heart: I will update again once they have completed the tests and he is officially deemed in remission!

Edit 1.5.2012 - A Daily Deviation! Oh thank you, thanks to all of you! I'm so surprised! Odin and I appreciate every single comment and favorite (and we read them all). Thank you again, everyone, for sharing his story! :heart: I am so touched by you guys.

Edit 1.24.2012 - No more diabetes, it seems, for Odin!!!! :D We're all certainly thrilled! Also, by request, I have made Odin a facebook fan page.… Come give him a like and share stories and fanart! Also see new pictures posted here! :)

All proceeds from above go to donation to the shelter who rescued Odin. 
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I'm still beautiful by ~littlerobin87 ( Suggested by ihatewaluigi1 and Featured by trevg )
wolvesforhope Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  New Deviant Student Interface Designer
she so beautiful!
Darthvegeta800 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
Reminds me of my kitty. Dragged herself in... half a year old. Famished. Dying.
Got to the vet. Seemed to recover.
After a year or so... things went wrong.
Poor thing needed surger. 50% survival rate and darn expensive.
Little fighter got through. Science and willpower are epic.
She's a huge kitty now. Never leaves my side. Same species too.
skapunki Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
harera22dec Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
indeed you are beautiful Heart Heart Heart 
ibjennyjenny Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Professional Photographer
Merruschka Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am so happy to hear that this beautiful creature has a wonderfu home now! 
FurryDanny Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
beautiful cat ♥
TheTailWithAStripe Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
What a brave little kitty. It's amazing how he's managed to survive all the hardships he's been through. And of course he's beautiful. Both on the outside and on the inside. :heart:
Hazelgee Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Give the little fella a scratch behind the ear from me. He's beautiful and I'm so glad he found a loving home with you guys. <3
vanndra Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He's beautiful!!! What a wonderful story. So pleased to hear the he has found you and all the love.

We had a cat that went blind. He hadn't had a hard life like poor little Odin, he just lost sight in one eye and then soon after the next. The vet wasn't sure what happened. He was 18 when he passed on, but he had no problems with his blindness and found his way around beautifully :)
ToxiCake Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cute!!!! :heart: 
Mewttin Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful <3
wintersofboredom Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Student General Artist
...damn ninjas chopping onions. This story made me cry. And usually, a poignant story or two is not enough to make me cry.

Well, what else can I say?

Beautiful story.
Beautiful picture.
Beautiful cat.
Beautiful rescuers. :)
darylwalkingdeadfan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Student Artist
this cat is the definition of beauty
Yokai-no-Red Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015   General Artist
Poor Odin, he's lucky to live in a good house, now :)
RogueMudblood Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Writer
That is an incredibly touching story, and I'm very glad that he's pulled through and that you felt compelled to go to adopt him. I have no doubt at all that if yu hadn't he wouldn't have pulled through, since we need love when we're injured in order to heal. To keep fighting.

It's brilliant that he's overcome the diabetes as well. I know that can be done through dietary change, which I'm sure you kept a very close eye on what he ate, which I doubt his previous owners (before the shelter) cared to do. Frankly, they should have faced charges for animal cruelty. If nothing else, it would put their name in some sort of registry to keep them from being able to adopt any future animals.

Yes, Odin is incredibly beautiful - and very photogenic!
Svorec Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student General Artist
momtwomomtwosmooth Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
So full of warmth.
Lugia20711 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student Writer
Odin is a very beautiful cat and I hope he will only know sweetness for the rest of his life.
LittleMissMayhem123 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
please give me the fucking peoples address. I will send the video of my gutting them like Jeff to odin. I will somehow edit out the blood for him. Those people are horrible. I will fucking kill them both. (Sorry for my insanity)
mechanicalvalkyrie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Such a sad backstory. But I'm happy that he finally found loving people who care for him.
Also, I think Odin is a very fitting name for him.
dctoe Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
Good for you!  And extra good for Odin!  Thanks for sharing him and your story with us! :#1:
volker03 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful :heart: 
NorthrendComics Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
he looks super! First when I saw the thumbnail I thought he just had his eye closed. :V

Another name that kinda could suit him would be Two-Face but he isn't that scarred so I think Odin is the most awesome name. :)
ExionianArtist Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Awww, he looks like my cat, Shevat
ProjectAnimation Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is the most beautiful cat I've ever seen. The broken things are always what are most precious, because they find their way to the people who will fix and love them. God bless you and your husband for taking in Odin. I'm so glad you are a family now. :heart: 
melveran Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Odin is so lucky to have you! I can't believe people can be so mean....
Gil-w2-sixfifty Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Yes He is  !! and i'm sure very cuddly !!!

I have two one eyed cats, Réglisse and Filou . :) (Smile) 
sweeetfeet Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
yes, you are!
ButterflyKittyOwl Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist
I had a one eyed cat to, he lost his left eye to cancer.
serena1422 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Very beautiful kitty. 
Wanilla13 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I-AM-CH33TAHZ Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aww he's so adorable!!! :love:
Christstarrgirl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The poor little kitty! I know this kitty is still beautiful. :heart:
hclausen Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You three are so sweet.  Thank you for the picture of Odin.  My wife,son and me all know about this love at first sight thing.  That is why we have adopted three homeless kitties and two more from families that couldn't keep them.  All are sweet hearts with their own personalities.  Ages range from fifteen to two.  And they all sleep with us!
With the greatest respect,
Crystalstarlove Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
He's absolutely gorgeous!! :heart: he's lucky to have found a wonderful family ^^
mac2high Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
poor kitty and I agree still pretty.
AxnAkshan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He is beautiful! :*
Velara Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow. Just wow. I´m crying right now, about his story and how you turned it into something wonderful.
Give him a hug from cat lover Velara ;)
InsanelyCute Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The only thing that makes me cringe about all this is the way this animal has been treated by humans!

HOW can someone POSSIBLY be so cruel to anyone or anything? The more to a helpless, young animal?!

And shoot his eye out?! I would love him even more. BTW: Odin is a great name!

Greetings and keep on going!
Dawns-Falling Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Photographer
very lovely
WildMysticSong Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This cat, beautiful little Odin, seems to have found a wonderful happy life with you and your husband that he otherwise would not have gotten.  It makes me so happy to see animals who pull through ordeals like this with the help and love a of a loving family.  I hope Odin, your husband, and you all the happiness life can give you. Peace. :D
Metaz69u Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DramArte Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
phunkprincesxxx Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He is beautiful <3
xxnillyxx Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i cried
Nemesisprime91 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Writer
Truly, there are miracles that happen in our lives. We just need to take the time to see them.
kermazinch Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a very beautiful story
Dealey Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh he's so precious and so is his story. :O You and your husband are incredible wonderful people, bless you! :hug:
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You deserve a standing applause for your determination to save Odin! What a wonderful story! Now he is happy and healthy!  I learned on you on shadowness. Lucy our cat is a story of success from a life of abuse. Wonderful story about a special cat and her special owners!
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