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One night when my niece and her friend were on their way home, they were having a conversation when all of a sudden my niece saw movement along the side of the road so she told her friend they were going to stop to see what it was. When they took a closer look, they found a kitten that was just barely alive and couldn’t even hold its head up. Of Course, my niece working at a veterinarian clinic and is on her way to Mercyhurst College to study to be a veterinarian she knew she had to something so they took the kitten home.
The next day they took the kitten to the veterinarian and found it was full of fleas. After a few days and getting rid of the fleas the kitten was able to hold its head up and got healthier daily.
Of Course lots of pictures were taken in that time and my niece’s family knew they weren’t going to be able to keep the kitten because they have two big dogs, a cat, several ducks, several chicks and several bunnies which they breed. So they now needed a home for Smalls. Well as fate would have it, the mother of the friend agreed to let her daughter keep the kitten and everybody was happy. However that isn’t the end of the story.
Ever since my niece and her friend found the kitten, they thought Smalls was a she. Mostly because it was so hard to tell because she was so tiny and it took a while to nurse her back to being healthy. Then when one day when my niece went to work at the kennel at the Veterinarian Clinic, she took Smalls with her and she got to run around and cuddle with the other workers. Then one of the workers who Smalls cuddled up on her lap said to my niece didn’t you say Smalls was a she? My niece said yes I did. The worker told her well guess what? Your kitten isn’t a she but a he. Oh the surprise!!
However, a few days later the friend’s mother told her daughter she had to find a new home for the kitten because she was so allergic to the cat.
Then having no luck finding a new forever home for Smalls, the friend’s mother decided to post it to Facebook with hopes of finding a forever home for this dear little kitten. Then it happened one day the mother got someone who notified her that he would take Smalls. He was from Indiana. He came that night to pick up the kitten. So once again everyone is happy that Smalls got a forever home.
I guess sometimes social media can work for good.
Remember if you want to get a pet do your research first and anticipate unexpected costs. Also, when your decision is made to get a pet, go to your shelters first and adopt before you shop. Another thing to consider is that if you want a cat and you want to be sure what the cat’s behavior will be, you might want to consider adopting a senior cat whose behavior has developed.
Always get Pet Insurance and buckle your pet up.