A surprise landed on (close to) our doorstep. And when I say I’m not a cat person. I’m not exaggerating in the least. I’ve never liked cats, never cared for them, and in fact, they always kind of freaked me out.
But then I saw this little girl, and I knew I wasn’t going to let a terrified kitten go hungry or get killed on my watch. I’m sorry, but no way.
So it took me a long time to lure her to me because I didn’t want to startle her by lunging at her. So I went inside and grabbed my daughter’s tuna sandwich she didn’t eat and I was able to safely and slowly pick our kitty up for the first time.
I walked her to the front door and yelled inside, “Sarabeth, I need you to come here. You kids need to stay inside, but Sarabeth, you need to come out here right now.”
We had just witnessed a horrifically traumatic nightmare three days prior, so for poor Sarabeth, it was like, Oh, crap. What is it now? When she came outside, she looked at me in absolute stunned awe. I wasn’t quite ready to adopt a cat, of all things, but as Sarabeth told me later: “I saw the way you were holding her close to your chest and the pitiful look in your eyes.”
So… what’d she do? She called the kids to come outside to meet their new kitty. Forget any discussion about taking her to a shelter before the kids find out. Call it a snap decision, but I think it’s one we’re all quite glad to have made.
And yes, we’ve taken her to the vet and we checked everywhere online for missing kitten reports. I may have seen her parents, but there was no cat as cute as ours who’s been reported missing.
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