Well as luck would have it, we’ve picked up another unwitting member of our animal family due to someone abandoning an tiny animal left on its own to starve. These pictures are a couple of months old now since, well, I haven’t blogged in foreva. These pictures are also a few weeks after I found Alex in my front yard starving and emaciated. She’s even bigger and healthier now than in these pictures.
Here is the story of how I met Alex the mighty and brave kitten…
It was a dark and stormy night when I heard the four tiny but fearless canine soldiers sound the alarm that an intruder was within our gates. As I walked outside, an eerie calm and silence befell the yard and then as if out of the darkness – MEEEOOWWW. But not just any MEOW, a somewhat faint and delirious one from a tiny and emaciated but still beautiful figure. The four fearless warriors just looked at me in horror and disbelief as the poor little kitten struggled to walk towards me. They certainly knew what felines are and normally go crazy at the sight of them but not this particular night. This night I think they felt pity on the tiny helpless creature and almost seemed to ask me if we could help it.
I went inside and got some warm milk and soft food to see if it would eat. It tried to eat the food but acted like it had never had solid food before. I’ve seen plenty of starving animals but this kitten was definitely within it’s final night if it hadn’t have found food. I wondered if it had even been properly weaned since it seemed confused with what to do with the soft food.
Alex eventually gained her strength and is now much bigger than when I found her. She gets along better with the four tiny dogs than they amongst themselves. She likes to play and climb trees every hour of every day. For a cat she seems to almost never sleep. Maybe she’s just happy she found her big animal family. We now have six dogs, two cats, and 8 chickens.