My son's bestfriend came to visit and while asking him about how things were going, I mentioned his 2 elderly cats. He told me that one had passed away recently due to cancer and his family was thinking about adopting another one after the holidays. That night, I was driving to my parents a few nights ago to bring my father an onion. He swears that eating onion sandwiches keeps him healthy during cold season here in Central NY. About 3 blocks from their house, I saw something in the road about 12 inches from the curb. I thought it was a sock or wet cardboard but when I went to pass it, it moved! I turned around in the next available driveway to go back. I pulled up to the spot and sitting on the curb in 20 degree weather was a tiny kitten the size of my hand. She was so cold that I scooped her up and stuck her inside my coat against my skin. She was the prettiest kitty I had ever seen with smokey gray fur and yellow eyes. I brought her right home and asked my son's friend if he thought his Mother would like her. A happy ending for this little kitten! She certainly wouldn't have made it through the night as our weather here has temperatures going down below 0 at this time of year. But what about the ones who aren't so lucky. This holiday I pray that more people will be responsible pet owner so that animals do not have to suffer at the hands of the ones they trust to care for them.
That's awesome that you found and her. I'm currently fostering 2 feral kittens (well one we found a home for and the feral mom was fixed and released) that are no longer feral and lucky enough a women brought them into the shelter that I volunteer at. The kittens are amazing but they're getting so big so fast and it just seems like people aren't interested in kittens unless they're "free to a good home" but in reality even a $129 adoption fee which includes all vet care AND spay/neuter it actually ends up being cheaper than a "free to a good home" kitten, they all deserve homes I just wish more people would come to shelter and check out all our cats especially the older ones that have been there some upwards of a year. Although I have to say the adoptions have greatly picked up in the last 2 months but we still have so many to go and in the end I think we would all LOVE to see no animals be homeless. And anyone who helps to get animals off the street is a hero in my book just wish I had more room and animals that weren't so jealous then I could keep the kittens!
Oh my gosh - may be holiday emotion, but this totally choked me up in the sweetest way!! I will ABSOLUTELY pray your prayer, too, Julie. I hope you and your new furble have a beautul time together. I'm so happy for you, and for that precious kitty!