This is Beans the kitty!
I was taking a walk one day after a terrible phone call with my mother. Walking along a park near my house, I noticed a really strange squeaky sound. It reminded me of a baby kittens cry from my old fostering days, so I decided to investigate.
Sure enough… in some bushes near the library, there was an itty-bitty kitty hiding. It was shivering, skinny, and wet. I figured I’d run home and bring it some food, so I pet it and got up to go home when it started following me.
Now, I didn’t want it to get hurt so I picked it up and put it back in the bush. But every time I would go to leave, it would follow me crying. Finally, I decided… I’m going to help this cat.
I called my husband on the walk home and he was confused, but had a vet appointment scheduled by the time I got into the house. We cleaned up the kitty and found out she’s a little girl 🌸. Gave her some food and water, and she was exhausted. She fell asleep in my arms on the way to the vet.
The vet scanned her and couldn’t find a microchip or any records of anyone with a new kitten or litter of kittens that looked anything like her. They could tell she was very malnourished and had been on the street for a while. They did say that two days prior to me finding her (or her finding me!) there was a report of a dead female cat about 50 feet from the bush I found the kitty in. It may have been her mom, nobody really knows. But on the off chance it wasn’t, I started contacting everyone I knew trying to find the owner of this precious kitten.
After about 9 days of looking, the shelter offered to take her and find her a home. When I looked at her curled up on my chest, purring and kneading, I knew I couldn’t do that. In the 9 days she was in our home, she brought so much light to everyone. My husband, who is a self proclaimed dog person, could often be found playing with her or petting her with a sweet smile on his face. Our elderly little dog went from sleeping the majority of the time to following the kitty around with her tail wagging slowly. The other dogs learned patience and how to be gentle the hard way (with a hiss and a smack to the nose!) but they eventually learned to treat her with respect and love.
And me… well, that’s a whole ‘nother story. She made me laugh so hard I cried… something I haven’t done since my miscarriage. She would follow me everywhere, including to the bathroom where she would jump into my lap on the toilet and climb her way to my chest to relax. I found myself sleeping less and spending more time on taking care of myself and our other animals as well as the house. She would make sure I didn’t oversleep by waking me up to nibbles and loud purring as she rubbed her nose against mine.
Today marks the 10th day since Beans has entered our home. I can’t wait to see what comes next 🥰
@Alyssa I said the same thing 😂