Mini-Mancat Monday: When a Wee One Cries

Brian's Home. Adopt cats, we deserve it! I know you’re used to seeing me here on Mancat Monday, but I would really rather introduce you to this little guy today.  He was very itty bitty, scared, but as sweet as he could be during his ordeal.

You see, there we were, sitting on the couch in the living room, ready for a little after dinner snoozy time when, from outside, below the picture window, the Dad heard what he thought was a mew of distress.  Dad quickly moved closer to the window, but heard nothing.  A little while went by and Dad heard it again.

I sent the Dad outside to look in the bushes but as soon as he got outside it got really, really quiet.  Dad looked as best he could, but he didn’t see a thing.  Part of the problem is that the area where our front bushes are is filled with very thick ground ivy, so actually seeing something is next to impossible.  Complicating matters further was the rain, and it was raining pretty hard.  So, Dad headed back inside.

Later on, and it was almost dark, the Mom came to the living room and she had heard it too.  Up until now the only ones who heard it was me and the Dad.  Dad went looking for a flashlight, put on a jacket and a hat, and heading out in the dark to explore the ivy and the bushes.  It was getting louder and was definitely a wee mew of distress.

One thing that worried Dad is how would he get back in the bushes, through the ivy, without stepping on a little one.  From the sounds of the mew, we all knew it was an itty bitty.  Once again, as soon as Dad went outside, the mew stopped.  But Dad told the little one that he was here to help and if it would just keep talking Dad could find it.  Dad did, Dad kept talking and it did, it kept mewing.  Finally, after what seemed like forever, Dad saw a bit of white fur moving under the ivy.  Indeed, it was an itty bitty, and a frightened one at that.

Dad reached in, picked the little guy up, and brought him inside to get warm and dry.  We have no idea what happened to his Mom but there was no sign of her or any other siblings.  The little guy was about 2 weeks old and wasn’t too good at walking yet.  Dad and Mom made a nice warm and soft place in one of our soft carriers and put the little one in there to rest and put him in our spare bathroom.  Oh, he was likely hungry, who knows when he ate last.  Fortunately the Mom keeps kitten milk and a bottle on hand in case of emergencies, so the Mom fixed up a bit of kitten milk for the wee boy.  Dad gave him his bottle, which he gladly took without and problems, and the Dad made sure he got fed every 3 hours all through the night.

The wee boy had his bottle each time like a champ and he loved to be held and snuggled.  But now what?  The peeps aren’t really equipped to bottle feed every 3 hours for many days, or weeks.  It really wasn’t our intent to keep the little guy, just to rescue him and give him the help he was asking for, loudly for such a little guy.  Who we gonna call?

KatPhone
Saturday morning Dad reached for the Emergency KAT Phone and placed a call to our friend Sandy with Kitten Action Team.  The Kitten Action Team went into action and within the hour the little guy was safely in the hands of his fabulous foster Laura, who helps care for abandoned kittens for Kitten Action Team.  After a scary start, hopefully he’s on his way to a better life.  He is one of the lucky ones.  Thanks Kitten Action Team and Sandy for doing what you do best, going into action for the kittens!

The moral of this story is: If you hear something, or see something, do something.  You might just safe a life and make the world a better place.  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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55 thoughts on “Mini-Mancat Monday: When a Wee One Cries

  1. Summer

    Paws up for Kitten Action Team! I’m so glad your humans know them and were able to call on them to help with this baby.

  2. Hilary

    WOW!!! What a wonderful rescue story.. The wee one is so cute and so lucky for your dad, mom, you, and the Kitten Action Team. I hope he finds his forever home very soon

  3. Marg

    That is such a great story. So so glad you were able to find the little kitten. We sure hope it finds a wonderful home. And so glad that your Dad tried so hard to find the kitten and was successful. Have a great day.

  4. Diane

    Oh my what a miracle rescue story. I wonder what the heck happened to the rest of the family? Bless u

  5. easy rider

    hugs to your pawrents and hugs to Kitten Action Team… and all the best to the little one… I hope he never cries and he has always a reason to smile…

  6. Mickey's Musings

    Yay for you and your Dad for hearing the plaintiff cries and rescuing itty bitty kitty.
    It is good too, that there is a place like Kitten Action Team to help this kitty to have a better start on life.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  7. Katie Isabella

    I am so grateful you heard him and found him. I am doubly grateful he ate and has a foster mim to help him. Reminds me of our Coco that we found in Charlotte on school grounds. Two weeks old, shivering, and she did without nourishment for so long. We found her a human momma the very next morning. She truly did live happily ever after. May this darling little boy have the same wonderful thing happen for him.

  8. Spitty the Kitty

    Oh Brian! What a good dad and mom you have! I think that baby knew just where to go to get help when he got all losted. We hope he thrives and lives a long and happy kitty life XOXOXOXOX

  9. MR Puddy

    You know ? Me is not meow much too, but pawrents keep talk to me just like your dad did..and then I start to meow back too… Impressive rescue story ! and Kudos to your mom & dad
    Happy Purrs

  10. Nerissa's Life

    Oh my mouses! WHAT A CUTIE! So happy you and your peeps and the Kitten Action Team were able to rescue that little one. What a sweetie, for sure.

    Purrs,
    Seville

  11. Katie Kat and Katie Kitty Too

    Hurray fur the Kitten Action Team! So glad Dad Terry finally found the little sweetie… Brian, you humans rock! Bet when him grows up, hims going to be a talker and learn lots of words like Mama and cat nip….

    Purrz from Doobie Davey,
    who knows how to say Catnip
    and purrs from Katie Kitty Too,
    who likes saying Mama.

  12. Madi

    OH MY goodness…that itty bitty kitty was guided to just the right home who knew how to look after him.
    He is a fighter we dub him Rocky!!
    Please keep us updated
    Hugs madi your bfff

  13. Emma

    Wow! What a story! We would have had to keep the little one and even though she doesn’t have time, Mom would have done the feedings. He sure is a lucky fellow!

  14. Maggie

    That little kitten mewed under the right window!
    I love a happy ending- and cat heroes like the Dad, Mom and the Kitten Action Team.
    xxoo

  15. Sammy

    Oh such a sweet story – thank heavens your Dad heard little “Tiny Tim” or he would not have made it as helpless as he was. Bless you 100 times over and now he’s being fostered in a wonderful place and has a chance for a long and happy life. Thank you – there is always hope………..

    Love, Sammy

  16. Deziz World

    Oh me cats and kittens Brian, he is sooooooo cute. Fank your mommy and daddy and KAT fur rescuin’ and savin’ da little guy. We sure hopes he grows strong and mighty. Sendin’ purrayers fur all.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi

  17. da tabbies o trout towne

    guys…..best ……storee…….ever….. !!!!!!! high paws two yur mom , dad & kitten act shun teem…long with de blessings frum St Francis….yea, him haz THAT kind oh blessings two !! ♥♥♥

    wee one; we iz buzzed happee ya had enuff MEW ta let brian’z dad noe ya kneaded help…ewe had st francis watchin over …& out for ewe….for sure…….we send all R best
    two ewe fora happee healthee….sooooper long life ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  18. Annie

    Brian, I’m so thankful that your dad found this little one and your mom and dad helped him. Also, thank goodness for the Kitten Action Team!

  19. Scylla

    We are all so happy your Dad found him, and that Kitty Action Team was able to help.

  20. Kitties Blue

    We are so happy that you found this little fellow and that he is now in foster care with the chance at a good life. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  21. Cathy Keisha

    Brian, I’m so glad your Dad found him! Your peeps are one in a million. Poor little thing in the rain all by himself. Now the question remains, where are the rest of his littermates?

  22. The OP Pack

    Oh, how we love dear Laura, and your Dad and Mom too, for helping that sweet little wee one. We hope he will be OK. Do keep us updated on how he is doing. Hugs to all who are helping him.

    Woos – Ciara and Lightning

  23. Sherri-Ellen TD.

    444 pawss up fur Mistur Terry an Lady Celeste an you all so Brian!!!!
    You saved thee ‘itty bitty’ss’ life an that iss wunderfull…
    Wee send him POTP an purrayerss an are so happy hee iss inn a grate foster home!!!
    ~~Hi-5’ss~~ Siddhartha Henry an {{{hugs}}} LadyMum

  24. Hobo Hudson

    That little guy surely knew where to go and call for help. Great that your dad found him. I hope the kitty will find a loving forever home.

  25. mariodacat roever

    What a wonderful and amazing story. Thanks to your mom and dad for helping that little wee one. Your humans are the best ever people because they do so much for the animal community – anywhere. What a cutie it is too.

  26. caren gittleman

    YAY!!!! YAY for your incredible Mom and Dad!! That kitty sure was lucky and if that kitty is a boy, they need to name him Brian (or Terry MOL!) Junior!!
    YAY for your pawrents!! Love, Cody

  27. Fraidy Cats!

    what a tiny thing! 🙂 reminds us of sharpie. Brian, we are so glad your dad was able to find this little one and high paws all around for your folks taking care of him until they could get him into the right safe hands 🙂 we’ll be purring for him!

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie

  28. The Island Cats

    Oh Brian, we’re glad your mom and dad were so diligent and found that sweet itty bitty…and got him to a rescue person. We know he is safe now…and can grow and find a wonderful home.

  29. meowmeowmans

    Thank COD for you, your Mom and your Dad, Brian. We are so happy you heard and found that little guy. And hooray for Kitten Action Team! We know he is in good and capable hands now. 🙂

  30. Dolly/Aims

    That wee little guy sure knew where to go for the best help and rescue ever! How he zeroed in on you was meant to be – that’s for sure. Brought a tear…..

  31. Raven

    Congratulations on your persistence and finding that sweet little kitten. It’s wonderful that you were able to rescue it and find a safe foster home for him (or her).

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