“The doctor thought we were crazy,” Mustafa added. “We’d just spent $1,200 for a fatty tumor to be removed from our dog, and here we are spending $5,500 on a cat that’s not even ours. We’re going to be in debt because of this cat, but it’s OK. We’ll deal with it when the time comes.”
The surgery was a success, although Bruckner has months of healing ahead of him and needs to be kept contained in a crate. But Mustafa and her husband are giving him as much attention as they can.
“My husband was really not a cat person, but now he’s like, ‘Oh, look at him, he’s making that sound,’” Mustafa said. “He thought there was something wrong with him, and I said, ‘No, he’s purring. It’s a good thing.’”