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02.05.2020 (235 Days Ago)

Redhead Princess Warrior writes from The City of Brotherly Love

"Barn Kitty"
"Barn Kitty"
235 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
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Pull up a chair....this is a story you'll want to share with your kids, your spouse and your parents.

2 months ago, a little tiny orange kitten showed up at my door at 11pm, with his tiny litte kitty voice saying "mew...mew...mew." (It's important that you know I live in the middle of Nowhere, Pa. Literally.) I slowly opened the door, thinking, how could a little kitten live out here? We have foxes, and coyotes and the likes everywhere. But, there he sat, looking up at me, with his ginger face and his green eyes; hungry, chatty and VERY skinny. My husband supported my maternal instinct and he created a little den for him in our garage, complete with plug-in space heater. He even lifted the garage door and created a make-shift door for him so he could go in and out of the garage. I fed him and nursed his kitty-self back to health. He gained weight, was light on his feet and happy, happy, happy.

Then....this past Sunday morning, I went out to the garage to feed barn kitty. He usually rushes out of his tiny, make-shift den and tells me all about his evening adventures. But....this time was different. I went about my normal feeding ritual and encouraged him to come out and see me. He smelled the food and dragged his little body out of his den. His foot was completely SMASHED and it was 4x the size of his other cute, little orange paw. It didn't even look real. BUT, he actually tried eating!!  He wanted to live!

I called my vet, (whom now, I'm on a first name basis). I told her the story and she said, "Carly, let's do this together, bring him in." She examined him and we both knew amputation was inevitable. Ugh...It was so badly mangled. With the clock ticking overnight, I barely slept. Dr. Frost called me this morning and said "I know this is a rescue situation, so let's work together on getting him back to life. I'll charge you for the materials, drugs and some of my time, but let's work together for Barn Kitty." So...we did.

He came out of surgery this afternoon, after 2 hours. She took his arm clean off and expained he would only have 3 legs, but he will adapt and overcome. She neutered him during the surgery and he's coming back a wounded vet from the battle at Nowhere, Pa.

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  •  Fred wrote 235 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    So so sad! Animals in pain tug at my heart!
     
       
     
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  •  Paul_Napolitano wrote 235 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    You rescued him and gave him a second chance at life. Well done. We have a similar orange cat, Walker. He comes every day on the weekends for his cottage cheese and sour cream. He had a broken foot, but he is coming back!
     
       
     
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 235 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Nice story. A good deed an a life saved.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Victoria_Drogin wrote 235 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Well done Carly. He’s a lucky little cat. Good for you. Our hearts go out to the strays and wild kitties around us too. It’s a hard life.
     
       
     
     
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  •  NeilHollander wrote 235 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    They give back forever . Nothing for granted.


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  •  Kelly_Welles wrote 234 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Dear Redheaded Warrior Princess...Barn Kitty is fortunate to have a Barn Angel like you in the middle of Nowhere, PA. LOVE this story. Blessings.
     
       
     
     
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  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 234 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Amazing. Both your initial act of kindness and that of your vet saved his life---- perhaps his outdoor days are over and he will be willing to recovery and flourish in his furever home.
     
       
     
     
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