A Feral Queen’s Story

A Feral Queen’s Story

by Jan Plant
(Marion,Texas)

Queen Mauve

Queen Mauve

Christmas has come, and almost passed again. It's so nice, curled up here in the warm sun out of the cold wind. This spot is my favorite place to warm my old bones.

My Ol'Tom has been long gone now.That was a horrible day, so long ago, those roaming dogs got him. We had quite a few young ones together, Ol'Tom and me. Such beautiful babies they were. Some grew up and sadly broke my heart by leaving or dying.

The human who saved my life, all those years ago somehow knew I was in trouble. Five of my litter had been born yet the last one wouldn't come. She found me under the porch where I always hid to have my precious babies.

She must have heard my cries of pain. She took all of us to the "other humans" place and he helped me bring my last kitten into the world. Big-headed Louis! Dang near killed me. I went to sleep for awhile after that and awoke back on the screened porch in a lovely soft box.

The human was sitting in front of me feeding my babies. So gently and quiet it rather amazed me. She spoke quietly soothingly to me and said I never had to worry. They had fixed me so I'd never have to suffer that way again and would have no more babies.

I'm not sure if I was upset or relieved. At 6years old, I'd already had 45 babies that lived and I was pretty tired. But, I always loved my kittens and enjoyed taking care of them when I could. Yet, sometimes, that wasn't enough.

The human has been kind over the years. This is my fourth Christmas here. Every once in awhile a stranger will come and the human takes them away for the day. When they return, she places them in the same,warm, spot she placed me so long ago. And I know,they will remain with our "family".

I believe I'll stretch out here,in this warm safe spot,and perhaps take a nap. For tonight, I know, at least here there will be....

"Peace On Earth"

Jan

From A Feral Queen's Story to Feral cats

Comments for
A Feral Queen's Story

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 27, 2009 Furby's story
by: Jan Plant

Oh,we would love to hear from Furby,and You!


Dec 26, 2009 My Kitty Wants to Write his story
by: Joyce Sammons

My baby Furby has been wanting to write his own story and after I read your story to him he says he's gonna write the next chapter from his point of view. I really don't know who's the luckiest-the cat or the cat's servant.


Dec 26, 2009 To Queen Mauve
by: Ruth aka Kattaddorra

Queen Mauve you are very beautiful and you were very fortunate to have landed in the care of an Earth Angel named Jan.
I'm so sorry about your hard life up until then and the loss of the father of your babies.
Relax now and enjoy the sunshine,good food, and all the love you are getting,you well deserve it.
xx


This entry was posted in Uncategorized by Michael Broad. Bookmark the permalink.

About Michael Broad

Michael is retired! He retired at age 57 and at Aug 2018 is approaching 70. He worked in many jobs. The last job he did was as a solicitor practicing general law. He loves animals and is passionate about animal welfare. He also loves photography and nature. He hates animal abuse. He has owned and managed this site since 2007. There are around 13k pages so please use the custom search facility!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Please try and upload photos that are small in size of max 500px width and 50 KB size. Large images typical of most default settings on digital cameras may fail to upload. Thanks. Comment rules: (1) respect others (2) threatening, harassing, bullying, insulting and being rude to others is forbidden (3) advocating cat cruelty is forbidden (4) trolls (I know who they are) must use real name and upload a photo of themselves. Enforcement: (1) inappropriate comments are deleted before publication and (2) commenters who demonstrate a desire to flout the rules are banned. Failure to comply with (4) results in non-publication. Lastly, please avoid adding links because spam software regards comments with links as spam and holds them in the spam folder. I delete the spam folder contents daily.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.