Monday, August 07, 2006

Josephine


Two days ago I was at my Grandparent's house and I got a call from my cousin Eva-Karin that she had just found a very small kitten in her backyard. She was home alone and she didn't know what to do with it. So I went over there and sure enough it was a very small kitten, probably only 3 weeks old. I picked it up and took it inside. It kept trying to nuzzle hands and arms for milk. My mom went to the store and bought some canned evaporated milk and an eye dropper. When she came back I fed the kitten. I had to force its mouth open and squeeze a couple drops of milk in and after the first couple times I think she realized it was food. She could fit in the palm of my hand.

She is dark brown with light brown mixed in and she has these big beautiful blue eyes. We went around to some houses in the neighborhood and nobody knew where she belonged. We called the pound and they were not helpful at all and were most likely just going to put her to sleep. My uncle's cat had just had kittens a few days before. We got the crazy idea that maybe we could take her over there and the mama kitty would adopt her into her litter. My uncle said that would be fine but that the mama might not accept her. We thought it would be worth a shot. So we took her over there.

The cat had her kittens in an old sink leaning against the back of the garage. I carefully took her and laid her inside with the mama and her kittens. She mewed the entire time I was transporting her and then was soon as I put her with the mama she stopped meowing and the mama started cleaning her off immediately. We left then there hoping that the mama cleaning her off was a good sign. After a few hours I went out there to check again and there she was with all the other kittens eating. The mama was letting her eat! I was so happy. The next morning I went out and checked on her again and she was curled up with mama and the other kittens sleeping.

So for the past couple days I have been going out there and checking on her and everything is going wonderfully. The mama has accepted her as one of her own. It is so cute because even though she is so small she is still 2 times bigger than the other kittens. Eva-Karin will get her back when she is finally weaned from her adopted mother. Eva-Karin decided that her name is Josephine.

5 comments:

rachd said...

Yay! I LOVE a happy ending =)! I'm sure that little kitty is SO adorable =).

mreddie said...

Josephine is a good strong name and I too enjoy a happy ending. ec

Ruhiyyih Rose said...

What a GREAT story Annie!! You saved the day and gave an orphan a Mama. :) How precious!

Bonita said...

I'm glad this story turned out so well, and that you took the time to watch it. We love little kitties.

itsboopchile said...

Sweet, sweet story. You are a tender hearted lady.

Betty G