Some humans say we felines do not have feelings and emotions. You all know better. You know that when I am angry, even the human is not safe from me. And when I am feeling happy and loving, I am a very playful cat.
I cannot think of a feline who would be sadder than one who lost her kittens. That is what happened to poor Mikey. You see, Mikey had three kittens, who were born too early. One by one, they left us. When the last one left us, Mikey frantically searched for her kittens, and was very sad when she could not find them.
Looking for help, Mikey’s human contacted Dori’s Darlings, which is a cat rescue group in Houston. Mikey was the answer to a huge problem for them.
You see, right now, many cat rescue groups have lots of kittens. Some of them are orphaned and must be fed around the clock by kind humans. It is very challenging for cat rescue groups to find enough humans to do the work of the feline mothers!
Dori’s Darlings is no different. They had recently received three orphaned kittens who had their umbilical cords still attached. And when they learned about Mikey, they decided that they could help both the kittens and Mikey.
They brought the kittens to Mikey, and talked to her to make her feel comfortable. Then very carefully, the cat rescue volunteers put the kittens in front of Mikey.
Immediately, Mikey started licking and hugging the kittens. In just a few minutes, she allowed them to nurse from her. Mikey soon fell asleep with her adopted kittens, and that is when the cat rescue knew that they had found a good mother for their kittens.
These kittens would have been okay without Mikey, but it is unclear if Mikey would have been okay without them. I am not sure who the lucky cat is in this cat rescue story. Is it the kittens who found a mother, the grieving mother who found kittens to adopt, or both?