On a windy Halloween night 13 years ago, I heard a loud and constant meowing coming from the direction of my kitchen window. I heard it for about an hour before I finally investigated.
You see, I already had a female calico cat that my husband and I had rescued a few years prior, so I was hesitant to add another one. I finally gave my husband the look, and he said, “Okay, I guess we’re getting another cat, aren’t we?” I really couldn’t resist this meowing plea for help any longer; it was killing me inside waiting the hour I waited.
I took a flashlight and went looking for the loud kitty, not sure what I would find exactly. I spotted a little tiny gray puffball under a bush hiding from another much larger kitty that was trying to hurt him. I scooped him up in my hand and he hissed at me, but I put him close to my heart and started to pet him and speak softly to him to calm him down. It was then that I realized how tiny he was, he fit in the palm of my hand and his eyes were barely opened.
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I went to the pet store that night and got some kitten formula, then I took him to the vet the next day. We found out he was only 4 weeks old and still had his milk teeth. I nursed him on formula and wetted kitten kibble and he started looking really healthy and strong.
Thirteen years later, he is a healthy boy who loves to play and go for walks outside with his mom. He is a funny cat because he responds to my verbal commands like a dog does. We spend all our free time together hanging out. Sometimes I think my husband gets a little jealous of our bond. Cats are the best, and mine really loves to be with me.
Story submitted by Tessa Turner from Temecula, California.
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