I believe that you can see contentment in the eyes of a domestic cat. If you look at this photograph you will see a more senior cat who is established in the household with a newbie, a grey and white kitten who was rescued from the middle of the road at a time when traffic was quite heavy.
The kitten is Ollie. Ollie’s story comes from the cute overload website. Susan C. recites the story. I’m not sure whether she is the rescue lady. I don’t know where the rescue took place so I don’t know much about this 🙂 except that it’s a good story because the end of it is the picture above and in that picture I see two very contented cats. You can see it in their eyes.
The lady who rescued Ollie was driving to a meeting in the late afternoon and she saw what she thought was a chipmunk in the middle of the road. Then she noticed that the Chipmunk had a rather long tail…and then she realised it was a kitten.
Compelled to mount a rescue operation, two SUVs almost ran over the kitten before she could get to him but thankfully, and I think quite bravely, she managed to rescue Ollie.
“I drove to the kitten as quickly as I could and when I got out of the car, the tiny gray and white kitten looked up at me and mewed.”
I hope there was a break in the traffic at the time because it can be quite difficult to rescue an animal from the middle of the road when there is traffic on the road. In fact it can be very dangerous because people are not expecting somebody to be in the middle of the road.
I can remember getting an injured squirrel off the middle of the road once. I parked the car in the middle of the road to stop cars following me running over the squirrel which caused a certain amount of chaos but I achieved my goal.
Anyway, Ollie was taken to an emergency veterinarian by this kind lady and he was found to be in reasonable condition with a scratched nose and what appears to be in a minor eye infection which cleared up with ointment.
The rescue lady did check to see whether this kitten had a human caretaker but concluded that he was a feral kitten. You can see how well he has settled in and it is lovely to see an existing adult cat in the household taking charge and providing some TLC cat-style, which is the best kind under the circumstances. The adult looks female to me, being a mother/protector.
What drew me to the story was the look on the faces of both these cats in the picture and how contented they appeared. Cats do have expressions which tell us the mood they are in.