Friday, October 16, 2009

What a Ride!

A tiny, three week-old kitten was brought into the shelter several months ago. It's grey and white fur was dirty and matted, and the poor little thing had a Botfly larva embedded in its cheek (this was immediately and successfully removed). But that wasn't the most harrowing thing this kitten had experienced.

He had survived a 30 kilometer (27 mile) drive along a busy 100 km/hour highway, clinging to life under the hood of a car! The driver must have exited his vehicle, heard the meows, then investigated. Luckily, he brought the kitten in, and it's since been adopted.

I just loved the happy ending to this story. That is, I loved it until someone asked, "I wonder how many kittens there were under the hood at the beginning of the journey?"

Now I have this horrible video playing in my head, and I can't get it out.

8 comments:

jan said...

And now it's in MY mind.

I'm sure the kitten was alone and now has only eight lives left.

Lynn Sinclair said...

You've never steered me wrong before, Jan. Okay ... there was only one kitten.

Georgie said...

What a little miracle kitty!

Glad he's now safe, sound, and adopted.

Of course, we'll never know just how many kittens were actually involved from the outset -- but do take heart in celebrating the *one* little life we know that was SAVED.

Great story. Thanks for sharing, Lynn.

NuclearToast said...

It's best to not focus on the "what if"s, but rather the "what are"s.

Glad the story had a happy ending!

Lynn Sinclair said...

Thanks, Georgie!

Lynn Sinclair said...

Yeah, gotta hang onto the happy ending part, NT.

Karla said...

That kitty has been blessed indeed!!
Its great you can share in the miracles that go on daily through the shelter, Lynn.

Lynn Sinclair said...

There's too many stray, abandoned and lost animals, Karla. I'm having miracle overload.