Cat Chooses Her New Home - A wonderful Cat Story
(Carnegie, PA 15106)
cat in garden
This is an extraordinary story. My vet said she had never heard of such a thing in her entire career I was in New Orleans and had a home with a huge yard and a 4 foot chain link fence. I feed a family of 4...the mother and three feral kittens who lived in the wild outside my property in the woods.
One summer day I was sitting in a chair about 50 yards away from the fence, reading. Suddenly, I saw one of the little kittens, the calico, struggling to climb the chain link fence! She struggled and struggled...falling several times. Her mother and siblings and I watched in awe. Finally, she made it to the top and fell over into my yard. She waddled toward me slowly. About half way to me, she turned and looked at her family...as if to say 'goodbye.' When she reached me, she circled me for about a half an hour. I talked to her in a soft, loving voice.
Suddenly, she jumped up into my lap! And, then, to ADD to my astonishment, she began to lick my face!
I put my arms around her and took her in the house. I took her to my vet for shots and spading and the vet said she was very, very sick and had multiple worms that would have killed her within two weeks.
My little Callie saw her mama and knew she would rescue her and love her and be her mama forever...which I am. My little feral cat has been my constant companion for 8 years now. She chose me, adopted me, and left the wild to come to me.
Jan 14, 2014
by: Amber Mac
This is a remarkable story, it truly goes to show you the bond that animals and people have between them, and how very strong those bonds can be. That baby looked back at her family as if to say "Mama, I'm gonna be ok. Please don't worry about me. I can see into this woman's soul and it is a kind and loving one. She will take care of me, get me treatment, and love me. All of which, if I go without, I will surely die. I know you love me mama and I you, we will not be apart or even separated because I know this wonderful lady will let you come see me any time y'all would like". May I just say "Thank you and bless you" from one "cat-lover's" heart to another. I have 5 rescues (all vaccinated and spay/neutered) in my home, 7 outside my home (all vaccinated/spayed/neutered), and I feed a feral colony of 13 as well (all vaccinated, spayed/neutered). It's a big job but somebody's gotta do it, and I wouldn't want it any other way. There is no other life for me except to take care of those in need and to take pride
in doing so, and knowing others that do to. You gave that babe a "2nd chance" at life and I know you've never regretted it. However, have you ever gave any thought to the possibility that maybe "she saved you" as well? So many "rescued" kitties end up saving their new family in more ways than can ever be described.. Thank you once again.
Jun 19, 2011
Nov 10, 2010
That is such a great story. So glad that Callie chose you and has had a loving life with someone that loves her so much. People always tell me that my furry family is lucky that we found them, but we have always felt that we are the lucky ones to have them in our lives.
Oct 19, 2010
Cat chooses her new home-A wonderful cat story
This is a beautiful story! Thank you for taking in this kitty! I also feed the stray cats where I live. I have had a few that finally came to me after feeding them for months. I have 2 cats of my own. They are inside cats because I live in the city on the 3rd floor of a apartment building. Both are tabby cats. Bootsie is 4 and Bonnie is a year and a half now. We LOVE them dearly. I wish I could take in all of them. If I had a house I would have them all. There was a lady who for 30 years rescued kitties and she kept the cat population down here, but she has taken ill. I have lived here for 5 years and have been feeding these cats for at least almost 3 years now. I have gotten close to 3 cats. 2 of them have dies(I think ate something bad). I was so upset over this. Now Bonnie's brother who is outside comes to me and I can pat him now. I try to find homes for them. There are also 4 kittens that are about 4 months old now (from Bonnie's mama) and I think Bonnie's mama is pregnant again. There is a house across the street where there is a open garage and that is where she had the kittens. The lady who lives there knows about the kitties going into the garage and she doesn't mind. She lets me come and put food in the garage also. At least there is shelter for them anyway. I do what I can and feeding them costs me a small fortune. I don't have the money to get these cats fixed. If I won the lotto I would open up my own kitty rescue and help them all and devote my life to these kitties and dogs too. I love them. It is not their fault and they all deserve love!!!Thank you for your beautiful story! You have a special kitty!!!! Bless you !!!