If you follow our articles here on KISS FM you know that I'm not a big cat person, or didn't used to be until about a year ago when a bedraggled little cat showed up in my backyard. When the weather got really bad in January, we let him in to sleep in the back bathroom in the shower for a few weeks. Then in April, after we had gotten used to him hanging out for most the afternoon and evening before he would want to be let outside for the night, our sweet feral kitty was shot by someone. He dragged himself to our backyard but after two painful surgeries, he died and broke my heart. His loss was so profound for me because he got himself back to our house knowing we would try to help him.

A NEW KITTY FROM A STRANGE PLACE

For months people have been telling us that we should adopt a new cat. I would look at videos on the neighborhood app I follow, and once or twice I even thought that maybe we should go check out the shelter for a new cat but I never could bring myself to do it. Then about a month ago, my sister called me and said there was a cat stuck in her car engine. It took about an hour and a half and suddenly this little furball came into our lives.

We took him to the vet who said he weighed about a pound and a half and would have likely starved to death had we not rescued him. He was covered with dirt and oil from the engine and ate non-stop for the first three days we had him.

About a week and a bath later, he looked like this.

He likes to hang out in my office at home and lay on the windowsill. He's growing pretty quickly and it won't be long before he won't fit between the shutters.

This was taken just a few days ago and you can see that he's gotten awfully mouthy. As much as I miss my sweet feral kitty, I think that he knew we were ready for this little kitty to come into our lives.