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Elly Mae- The Orphan Kitten

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.

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