Saturday, August 08, 2009

Kitten and the Rest of the Story

The mystery has been solved about Orange Kitten that hooked up with us earlier in the week. Yes, the neighbour family did go away on holidays, and they had someone coming in to feed and look after the cats. And, yes, Kitten, as we were informed later, was well able to get into and out of the cat door so she hadn't been accidentally locked out.

So why did she follow us in such a desperate way on Monday evening? And yowl outside her front door for a couple of days? Well, she probably was lonely for starters. But, looking back, I remembered when she came to us she was limping on three legs, so perhaps she had scaled the high fence out of her yard, but then couldn't get back in. And now she was stranded... and hungry!

The fellow who had been looking after her didn't see my note on the front door till the end of the week, so I was thinking no one was coming by, but he said he'd been by, so he probably went to the back door. And later in the week, when Kitten's leg was better she seemed quite able to climb fences, and trees, without too much trouble.

So that's that! I can relax ... she's home, safe and happy. I saw her this afternoon, busy at play with her family.

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By the way, I was reminded of a very important lesson in all this. Never assume anything until you learn both sides of the story. I was glad I had held my judgement. I kept reminding myself there had to be a reasonable explanation, and as it turned out, there was.

A purr-fect ending!


  1. I'm glad there was a happy ending to the Kitten story!

  2. Glad all has been explained, with a happy ending. And Miss Kitty is thankful too! A

  3. Ahhh...I love happy endings.
    I hope your neighbors are very thankful to have someone who has a tender heart, living next door!Sure wish I had you for a neighbor.

  4. So our female counterpart to Atlas was able to let the worry fall from her tender shoulders, at last, eh? Happy all ended on such a happy note.


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