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Look who's celebrating their very 1st birthday!
Mittens kitty is officially a year old
We came across Mitten's a year ago while feeding the birds one morning back in Ohio. Mittens was just a tiny stray kitty that we believe may have gotten lost from her mama and siblings. There was a lot of wooded land behind the house, along with a community park. We didn't expect to see this cute little kitten ever again, but she kept coming back. That's the way it usually goes in our household of fur children. Heeheeheehee!
Lucky kitty used to sit on her cat tree next to the back door. Looking through out the day to see if her little friend would come back so she could talk to her through the window. We always knew when the kitten would be outside because Lucky would go absolutely crazy on her cat tree. Of course...I don't really believe that 'WE' found Mittens that we named after seeing her pretty white paws. Instead we believe that Mittens found us. Her new human family and lots of fur siblings. The month prior to closing and moving into our new home in Indiana. Mittens kitty was adamant as ever to continue paying us visits through out the day. When it was cold, rainy and snowing. Mittens would take shelter under our front porch. Myself and Eric both agreed that NO WAY could we leave the little cute kitten behind to find food on her own and some sort of shelter. So one day we decided to start feeding Mittens in a feral cat carrier that had a door which closed whenever the cat steps towards the back of the cage. Yes, of course! It is a very safe and humane cage! A great way to rescue lost kitties and those who might be injured.
Eric said that NO WAY will this little kitten walk into the cage, go all the way to the back, step on the hinge door release and begin eating the small bowl of food. Of course, I didn't get my hopes up very high. Especially on the very first try, but we still had two weeks before our big move. It wasn't but a mere few minutes before Mittens walked across the yard, up to the open cage and walked right on inside. Right towards the back of the cage, stepping on the hinge door release and began eating the small bowl of food. Hahahaha! Talking about completely astonished!! The very first try we successfully were able to rescue and officially welcome home Mittens to our little family. Lucky was super excited to finally have new friend indoors when we brought Mittens home after having her checked out by our veterinarian! Lucky never left Mittens side and Mittens never left Lucky's side. It was Mittens kitty who sat by Lucky's side when her heart condition took a tragic turn for the worse. We never pushed Mittens away, but instead allowed her to continue comforting her best friend, Lucky.
Lucky was assisted by us that very sad morning at the veterinarian hospital. We brought Lucky back home before the private crematory service in Ohio so her siblings could understand and begin their own grieving process. Lucky's cremains are now here at home with her family in a beautiful blue marble urn. It was that very day. That somehow...I believe that Mittens didn't actually find us. It was Lucky who found Mittens.
Rescued and adopted animals bring so much love and happiness into the lives of those who welcome them as family. A safe place that fur children can finally call...Home.
We wouldn't have it any other way. Mittens and the rest of our fur children are meant to be.
Happy Birthday Mittens Kitty!