I received the email this morning: "I can take the Mom and 7 kittens!" My heart sank. This morning was a vet day and I knew there was little chance that the sweet orange Mom that gave birth yesterday would still be alive:
I didn't bring my carrier with me into the shelter. Why bother? I walked sadly into the back and peered into the cage:
My eyes filled with tears when I saw the cage card still there. She and her babies were alive! 3 Calicos, 2 Tortoiseshell, and 2 orange and white squirmin' kittens!
I started to put this video to music, but the sound of relief and tears were unmistakable in my voice. I decided to leave it. I have no shame.
Tonight? This little family has a chance. Many thank you's and hugs to the foster Mom who came forward and saved her life today.
It was meant to be.