Elly Mae had a rough start to life. I have Aspberger’s Syndrome and one of the upsides/downsides is that I can hear things most people can’t. I was walking past the girl goat pen and heard meowing. I went in and saw a small kitten squirming around. I knew she had a mom but putting her back with the mom seemed like a bad idea. I had already found one of her siblings dead so I didn’t want this one to die also. The mother had the kittens in the ceiling of a very leaky building and the ceiling had holes so if I put the kitten back, it would probably just fall out.
My mom bought me a kitten bottle and KMR formula and I tried to get the kitten to eat. I don’t have much patience so it wasn’t successful. I put an SOS out on Facebook asking someone to be a foster mom and one of my parent’s workers took in the kitten. The kitten thrived for a bit and then declined drastically. The worker brought the kitten back and I was making it as comfortable as possible. While the kitten decided not to die and started thriving again. I had just made two moms share kittens so I put Elly Mae in the bunch and soon two families and a sort of orphaned kitten became one big happy family. (5 kittens, 2 moms, and Elly Mae). Elly Mae loves to climb people’s legs and insists on sitting on your shoulder. She is a super friendly cat and loves being around people.
I think during her first year of life she has used up 2 or 3 of her lives already and hopefully from now on life will be a little less dramatic.