Let me tell you the rescue story of a stray kitten, my Hazelnut. The story took place over five years ago.
I was walking down the street for no reason, just because I like to walk and watch trees and bushes, and suddenly I saw a man whose little dog I liked to pet. He told me there’s a sick kitten without a mother in front of the bank, hiding in the bushes and screaming.
So I went there. By the time I got there, the kitten was quiet. I looked for her in the bushes and couldn’t find her, and then suddenly she started mewing.
I went to grab the back of her neck, and she attacked my hand. I pretended to grab the back of her hand with my left hand, and when she attacked that hand, used my right to grab her.
When I held her, she bit and scratched like mad, and I had to get a cardboard box to put her in before she kills me.
The vet said she had feline herpes. I had to put drops in her eyes, and she almost tore my arm off.
For the first day and a half, she was afraid of me. She didn’t know what an apartment is. She didn’t know what a human is. Born on the streets to generation of feral cats born on the streets where I live. She hissed when I dragged a chair on the floor.
And then, 36 or so hours later, she understood that I was her adoptive mother. She started climbing on me. She’d sit on my shoulder while I walked around the house and cooked. She’d sit on my head and tried pulling my ear off with her teeth. She’d run all over the house and attacked my crocks, going crazy over them and dragging them all over the living room.
Her eyes cleared up, and the vet said she was healthy. I had watched her learning to climb and then to run, and I litter trained her.
Today, Hazelnut is a fat grown cat living in my house with two more feral cats I’ve adopted, and one more who comes and goes, showing up only for mealtime.
I didn’t have a cellular phone back when she was a baby and couldn’t take pictures, but here’s a video of her when she was a few months old.
Your cat will love this playpen with four different toys, balls and a mouse. Will give it the exercise house cats often need. Brings out the hunter in your cat and decorates your house with its bright color. To watch videos of cats playing happily in this playpen, click here.