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Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Lost Kitten #PGMom

Two weeks ago, we were walking our dog, Roxy on a brisk evening. Out of a bush came a small orange kitten toward us.  My daughter immediately picked the kitten up and it started to purr.  Of course Roxy was going nuts with excitement over seeing a kitten at such close range.  After a minute, I told my daughter to put the small kitten back from where she had came out.  And we continued to walk down the sidewalk toward home.  We looked back to see the little kitten running after us.  I made the decision to take her home for the weekend and try to find her owner on Monday morning.

My husband was not impressed that I had made this decision.  He loves cats, and is definitely what would be considered to be a cat person.  Yet, we live in a small home, and our resources are stretched and limited at best.

Upon inspecting the kitten we realized that she only had three working legs.  Her left hind leg is disabled - it doesn't appear to have formed correctly.  Even with three legs she ran after us, as we left her on the sidewalk.   She was immediately the sweetest kitty ever, purring and rubbing up against us and Roxy.  I think she was saying thank you!

I sent my husband to the grocery store for some supplies - litter and food, and I looked around for something to make her a bed.  The day before I had returned from a fun day in Toronto as a #PGMom and had been given a generous basket of goodies.  We emptied the contents and placed a couple of old towels inside and we had the perfect, warm bed for a small feline.  When he got back, we set up a pan of litter and placed a bowl of Iams kitten food and water for her.  She was so hungry.

Over the weekend, of course we fell in love.  Yet, on Monday morning I called our vet and shelter to ask if anyone had called looking for their lost orange-three-legged-kitten.  I was told that no, no one had and did I want to drop her off?  I said we would love to keep her.  To follow the rules, an owner has five business days to claim a lost pet.  They took my information and told me that if no one claimed her by the end of business on Friday, we had ourselves a kitten.  I was told there are lots of abandoned cats and kittens right now and the chances of anyone calling to claim her are pretty slim.

So, the week began.  I told the kids that she wasn't ours yet, and we would be fostering her for the week.   

I truly believed in my heart that this little orange kitten had chosen us to be her family.  There was a reason she had come out of the bushes at that exact moment, and that was to be a part of our family.





....to be continued


20 comments:

Brandi Yee said...

Oh my goodness, this is just so sweet!! How wonderful that you took her in like that and are willing to keep her as your own if no one claims her. Sounds like it was meant to be :)

Janet said...

Oh I do hope this story has a happy ending!

Kelly said...

Aw what a great story. This is my first blog I've read this morning and you've started my day off great!

When are the 5 days up? My fingers are crossed for you but I don't think you need it b/c I believe too that it was meant to be!

Denise G said...

Oh I love this post! My heart would have melted too! I hope you get to keep the kitten and share happy moments with it.

Manager to Mom said...

Aww very sweet! It all sounds like it was meant to be for sure.

Sober Julie said...

Oh this is so sweet, a part of me hopes nobody calls for her but then I do hope she has a loving family looking for her as well

Little Miss Kate said...

You will have to share some pictures soon of this little kitten!

Soozle said...

Oh goodness! Can't wait to hear how this turns out! and of course to see some photos :-)

donnas said...

aww

Sheri said...

Lucky kitty! I bet the kids are thrilled.

Sue2Sueper said...

That is awesome! Sounds so cute! Can't wait to see a picture of the kitten soon. :-)

Erika E said...

How kind of you and how fortunate this little kitten was to be found by you and your family.

Inez McLeish said...

This just made me smile, thank you.

Amy said...

AWWW how amazing! Lucky for the kitty and you!

Stephanie LaPlante said...

I pray you get to keep her. How beautiful!

Jennifer Van Huss said...

OMG! This story made me cry! When I was in University, I went to a shelter with my friend when she adopted a cat and a tiny 'orange cat" chose me! He was the best cat, but unfortunately passed away because of liver problems. I pray that yours stays happy and healthy. Sometimes fate chooses you!

SamiJoe said...

Hmm... I bet she was abandoned because of the non-working leg! How good of you to take her in. She'll give you lots and lots of love!

PS- my DH would be equally upset! I love kitties!

Gingermommy said...

Ah! I love this I have a big soft spot for animals. I have been known to rescue a few myself

Little Miss Kate said...

hope you kitty is doing well now!

Christine McN said...

Awwww! Too sweet! We tend to adopt a few strays here ;) Thank goodness we have a farm! LOL! Very sweet story! xo