The Saddest Kitten

Peanut was a great mother cat , but she was wild when we first found her under our house. She was a kitten, hungry, and hard to catch. It took my wife and I a while to get her to come to us. The grass was high so we could barely see her when she ran away from us, and found places to hide under our porch.

When we were finally able to catch her we brought her in our home to feed her and give her care. Quickly she made herself at home, and discovered the bedroom where a large bowl of good quality dry cat food was in a bowl, and as time went on we quickly realized that she preferred the outdoors rather than our house.

As weeks went by she grew to become a healthy large cat, and JoAnn named her Peanut, and eventually the cat became pregnant from going outside sometimes to meet other cats. We helped her raise her kittens in our home. In fact Peanut gave birth to her kittens in front of my bed under my dresser in a large box.

Having kittens in our home was not a bad thing because we could make sure the kittens would grow healthy, and safe. Peanut welcomed the attention of having us check on her , and her kittens occasionally.

As time went on the kittens grew larger, and Peanut began to wean them, and unfortunately she came into heat again, so my wife and I decided that we would try to keep her in the house so that she would not get pregnant again. Peanut became a real big problem. The situation became much worse when she started destroying curtains, and would do practically anything possible in an attempt to try to escape.

It was difficult to keep Peanut in the house, but we quickly called a veterinarian to have her spayed.An appointment was made so we had to keep it ,and get Peanut to the office.

The morning we had to drive Peanut to the veterinarian we had to put her into a cat carrier . When that was done her black, and white kitten began sadly crying for us to take her mother out of the carrier. Quickly that morning I called the vet to ask him if we could bring the cat in sooner because caging the mother was upsetting the kittens. Understandably the doctor said it was O.K. to bring her in early. Animals have sensitive emotions like humans. Animals experience happiness, sadness, just like we do. Animals may not be as intelligent as humans, but they understand confinement, and being caged or locked up. The kittens wanted their mother free. As a human I knew the cat carrier was only a solution to safely get their mother to the vet. They have and intellect that suits their nature. Her black, and white kitten came to me ,and cried in the most heart wrenching way.

I suppose the point I am trying to make is that animals are sensitive. Animals have a lot of complexity . One of Peanut's kittens, the black ,and white one we named Blacky, was very sad. He did not know what was going on. He did not know his mother would be confined only a short time. This was why I wanted the vetenarian to take us in earlier, so there would be less trauma . I think there is a lot of things humans need to understand about animals.

A day later everything began to work out perfect. The black ,and white kitten was happy to be reunited with his mother, and so were Peanut's other kittens.

As it turned out we decided to keep all the kittens, and Peanut, so we had many cats, and we loved each, and every one of them. For us it was a little expensive to feed them all, but they were worth it because the four kittens were sweet, and playful, and were constantly enjoying their lives, and exhibiting loveable behavior, and characteristics.



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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

It looks cute kitten. thanks for sharing your story about your kitten to us. better put the picture also.


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stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. Author

Dear prasetio30: Thank You , and good advice. I need to find my digital camera andtry to do that because pictures also help articles. Thank You for being Thought full and sharing. God Bless


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

Great story stars439.


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. Author

Dear itakins : Thank you for dropping by. I will be visiting you soon. Love you and your family with all my heart. God Bless.


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

I think we may have a new cat. I've been feeding a stray black cat for about three weeks now and letting her in on the front enclosed porch when she will agree to come in - it's so bitter cold and we got several inches of snow so she has been stopping by more often. Last night when my husband let the dogs back in after their 3 minutes trip outside, here comes the black cat, walking in with them and she walked around like she owned the place....lol She wanted out with the dogs at 3:30 this morning and then came back tonight and has been here about five hours now. One of our females makes terrible noises at her but neither has tried to fight the other. I am just praying she is fixed because we have all but the two youngest males fixed and it is horribly expensive to have done. Our local shelters are all out of money to help too. I guess we will make room for one more. There is always room in our hearts and we will figure out room in our budget, God willing. I can't let an animal go hungry or be out in the cold.


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. Author

Dear Poohgranma : Thank you for writing. If you decide to keep the kitty, and need to get it spayed, you might want to try calling all the vetenarians to see who will do it at the lowest price. This was the only way we could get five cats neutered , and one spayed. I know what your going threw, and God Bless you for helping the animals.


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Knightheart 5 years ago from MIssouri, USA

I just LOVE cats and if you visit my hub, you will see that easily! Skye2day pointed me here and am glad I stopped by. I will certainly explore your hubs very soon! God Bless you and all animal lovers!!!!

Also, thanking you for being a law enforcement officer...I respect all of you very much!!!

Voted up and Beautiful!!


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. Author

Dear Knightheart : Happy Mothers Day, if you are a lady, and a mom. Yep we are animal lovers. I am a senior citizen now. I was in law enforcement. Thanks for the kind words. Blacky is a sweet cat. I am a guy, but I am much like a kid when it comes to loving critters. God Bless You.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Hi stars,

I don't knoiw how I missed this one but better late than never.

This beautiful story says so much about you my dear friend.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. Author

Dear Eiddwen : You are wonderful, and kind to write, and you are the Heaven of all our hearts on Hub Pages.

The little kitten was very protective of his mama when he was very small. He cried the saddest meows because we put his mother in a cat carrier to take her to the vet to have her spayed. I called the vet to ask him if we could come earlier because of the kitten because the kitten could not stand to see his mama caged. We left right away. When the kitten was reunited to his mom he was very happy. Blacky is a very special kitten . He , and his mother, and brothers, and sister are all together in our home. We have a lot of work to do, but it is worth it. God Bless You dear heart, and Happy Holidays.

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