If the president of the board of directors had treated this matter as urgent, I never would have gone down to the office last Thursday to complain that Barbara and the rest of the board were dragging their feet.
But I did call for a meeting and the members of the board didn’t act as quickly as I would have liked, so I went down to the office to get an update and to light a fire under certain lazy butts.
Barbara happened to be in the office and told me that she was dealing with a number of urgent matters. The boiler isn’t functioning as it should; there’s a problem with the water flow; and the security system of the backdoor of the building is jammed.
One thing led to another and somewhere along the conversation Barbara told me that she had rescued five kittens.
Kittens! My ears pricked up.
Barbara explained that five kittens had been found on a ground floor balcony. Devout Christian and good Samaritan as she is, she had taken the kittens to her condo and had taken care of them.
A woman whom Barbara knew personally (Barbara knows just about everybody in the building) had immediately agreed to take two kittens. When I saw the remaining three, I knew I was going home with one of them.
They say that an owner doesn’t pick a cat, but that the cat picks its future owner. I can confirm that. While the two black kittens were playing with each other, the beige one wobbled over to me, looked at me with tiny blue eyes and said “Meeee!”
After that I knew she had me. There was no turning back. I paid Barbara a small fee, because she had been kind enough to rescue the kittens and she had fed them expensive kitten formula.
Back home the dirty kitten got a bath in the sink, got something to eat and was put to bed. The poor thing couldn’t keep her eyes open.
When she woke up, she wanted to play. With us, with the cats and with the bunny. We were happy to oblige and so was Zippy, but the cats looked at the newcomer with some suspicion.
Today, four days later, the little one has us wrapped around her little paw. If you’d like to stay up to date with her experiences and watch her grow in pictures, hop over to Kitten to Cat http://kittentocat.weebly.com/