Kiki – He found us and we took him in

By Maria

This is the very first picture of Kiki relaxing on our deck. He’s around 6 months old, his paw was shaved in the emergency hospital. I found him a few days earlier in our front yard starving, sick and screaming for help.

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I was not sure I’d be able to keep him so I decided to try the shelter first of all and hoped they could find a good home for him. The poor thing purred in the car on my daughter’s lap and made me cry. They had a vet to examine him right away which was a plus. But when I called the shelter next day… you guessed it. They were going to euthanize him because the couldn’t afford the treatment. So I decided I had to give him a chance. It took us to cancel our plans for the day, to take him to the emergency hospital, to find a vet in a hurry and to finish the treatment back home. I’m so glad we did it and the other Kiki’s pictures prove how rewarded we are now.

Kiki never can leave my daughter to her own devices when it comes to puzzles.

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Kiki is a responsible cat and he’s in charge of not only my plants but the most important paperwork too. He’s also very fond of computer (pics to follow)

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BTW notice the gray spot on his lower belly. Now it’s almost gone

I wanted to share how much our family enjoys Kiki’s company. Just one more funny thing to mention. Sometimes I think Kiki has a few dog genes. He loves to take a walk with us around the block and will follow us all the way, just sniffing and checking on things here and there. He also prefers to be in the room with us even when taking a nap.


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Also when busy hunting outside he’ll come home just to check on us and then return to his business right away.

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13 thoughts on “Kiki – He found us and we took him in”

  1. What a beautiful happy story about a beautiful happy cat 🙂 I love all his photos I’m so glad you gave him a chance poor thin little mite ;( I bet he has thanked you in his own way a million times over! Thanks so much for sharing

  2. What a lovely story, Kiki is gorgeous I’m so glad you rescued him and then saved his life by taking him home, he seems to have repaid your kindness a thousand times over. He looks a friendly happy little chap, I wonder what ever his story was before your found him. Your daughter is a bonny little lass.

  3. Thank you my friends for all the kind words and compliments, it’s so good to share our love and appreciation of the special moments we’re blessed with. I knew it was the right place, I found so many wonderful stories here.

    Dee, I had a sad experience with my kitten long time ago. I blame it mostly on myself because I didn’t neuter him ASAP and let him be outside in a busy city streets until he was badly injured. We lived oversees back then. Now we live in Ohio, in a quiet neighborhood with lots of trees to climb and chipmunks and squirrels to chase. A kitty’s paradise, don’t you think?

    Marc, you made a good points about safety. We considered a Microchip but I was afraid another procedure would be too much for Kiki at the moment. And we did try a collar on him. Kiki was fussing with it until he managed to take it off which took him maybe 5 min. I probably didn’t make it tight enough but I was afraid to hurt him. So far i’m not too concerned, he stays in the neighborhood visiting only close neighbors’ yards. Large busy roads are not that close and our street has 25 mph limit. Kiki is also afraid of cars, even when I start mine he tries to stay as far as possible. I agree, you never know what’s gonna happen but I hope he’s safe here.

    About shelters — well, I think they try to do whatever they can. They had quite a few nice and healthy cats waiting for the new homes. They provided the initial evaluation but their resources are limited. I had no experience before and I believed they could do more…

    Michael, thanks again for your help in posting this story. I believe his tail always been black, probably it’s just the sun made it look so light. His belly is another story, especially the lower part. It was clearly grey in summer. Then for the winter the coat got longer and thicker and the grey was almost gone, only at the roots close to the skin I can notice some grey hues. Will be interesting to see what happens next in summer. My suggestion is possible York Chocolate traits which are known for lavender tones. Also Kiki has 1 or 2 pure white hair(s) on his solid black back which could come from his white ancestors?

    • Maria, you comment about shelters is kind.
      In a way, you are right.
      The shelters function on the monies provided by the individual counties.
      That’s where the problems arise.
      More money and a different attitude are needed to turn them into no-kill.

  4. When you first found him his coat in the middle of his body and at the top of his tail had a grey colour and it changed when his health improved. The grey colour seems to have been abnormal and I wonder if it was health related.


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