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A Feral Queen’s Story

A Feral Queen’s Story

by Jan Plant
(Marion,Texas)

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

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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


Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in a many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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