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A Wish for Stray Kitty

A little Stray Kitty, so skinny and sad
Came into my back yard, looking so bad.
She asked me to help her find something to eat
My heart couldn’t say no to someone so sweet.
The vet says she’s 8 years if she’s a day.
Her skin was infected but will be OK.
Just skin and bones, she eats lots of food,
but trust me she needs it to weigh what she should.
Thanks to my friends who offered up prayers
Thanks to a friend who helped pay for her care
Thanks to the vet staff who’re making her well
Thank you for helping her story to tell.
A forever home’s needed for this little girl
With someone to show her a much better world.
Someone on whom she can always depend,
Can you help find that home for my little friend?

About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


79 thoughts on “A Wish for Stray Kitty

  1. Awwwww…how adorable she is!!! Look at her face! She looks so well when we compare her with the pic that she’d be just rescued. It means that great care has been paied for her by Rumpy’s family. She might have had tough life before meeting Rumpy, but she is rescued, so should have wonderful life from now!
    I do hope that she’ll find a lovely family very soon. *huge pawhugs to the Stray Kitty and Rumpy’s family*

    Posted by eripanwkevin | November 29, 2011, 1:48 AM
  2. Aww.
    I wish I could take her but my dog does not play well with kitties.

    Your poem and the photos have me all teary.
    I Hope that she finds her forever home soon.

    Posted by psychowatcher | November 29, 2011, 2:32 AM
  3. I have to agree, you’ve done a wonderful thing for her. She looks amazing in that last shot. Out of interest, how is she around the other cats and Rumpy and Dede? Would you say that Stray Kitty can fit into a home with other animals? Or would she be best suited to a single cat forever home?

    Posted by Nuala Little Goddess (@NualaSiamese) | November 29, 2011, 2:58 AM
    • It’s difficult to say. She was SUCH bad shape when she showed up here I really didn’t think she would live. So I kept her away from the rest of the gang to make her feel safe and then to let her heal from the inner ear infection. She is just now beginning to interact with the other cats. She’s still a bit wobbly so I don’t want her to hang out with the dogs just yet.- Jenny

      I will add though that when she came into the back yard, she came to ME- Rumpy.

      Posted by rumpydog | November 29, 2011, 6:20 AM
  4. You know how to melt a heart, Rumpy. Your poetic prowess is second to none 🙂 I am sure she will get a wonderful home now x

    Posted by Carolyn | November 29, 2011, 3:20 AM
  5. Darn, makes me want to drive down and bring her home, but Cleo the Diva would not make it pleasant for her. I sure hope you find someone to take her and give her the love she deserves. Jenn you are a wonderful person and thank you for caring for Stray Kitty. Is there a no kill shelter that could help you place her?

    Posted by cleokitty | November 29, 2011, 3:43 AM
    • That’s alot easier said than done. Nashville Humane is a low-kill but they don’t, as a rule, keep cats 5 years or older. The no-kill shelters generally remain filled and have waiting lists. I don’t know how things are in your neck of the woods, but we don’t have lots of organizations providing those types of services around here, and those that do have to prioritize.

      Posted by rumpydog | November 29, 2011, 6:23 AM
  6. Awww…Wonderful poem and I so wish I could bring Stray Kitty home with me… Unfortunately, I don’t think she would like the plane ride to Spain, and my boxer Hannah here would probably eat her. 😦

    Make sure you let us know once Stray Kitty has a fitting home!

    Posted by Palm Trees & Bare Feet | November 29, 2011, 4:41 AM
  7. That’s beautiful 🙂 Stray Kitty looks so good now. I really hope she finds forever home.

    Posted by maggie68d | November 29, 2011, 5:10 AM
  8. Your words are so sweet, the photos even more so. So many poor kitties, just looking for love.

    Posted by Abby Normal & Stygia | November 29, 2011, 5:27 AM
  9. Awwww what a lovely lovely poem!! Me and Charlie wish we could go over there and scoop her up and take her home. She’s adorable! We hope she finds a loving home asap! Take care

    Posted by Old Kitty | November 29, 2011, 5:48 AM
  10. Such a sweet thing, and pure white, too! Truly if I were not oceans away, I’d take her in. Meanwhile that she still hasn’t got her home, is there another way those of us from afar can help? How about us petitioning your local paper to feature Stray Kitty? 🙂

    Posted by Tita Buds | November 29, 2011, 6:54 AM
  11. she is a sweetie that will find a forever home in no time with your help.

    Posted by PC PHOTO | November 29, 2011, 7:38 AM
  12. what an adorable and precious baby. Whoever adopts her should name her “Snowflake” with it being December and all.

    You are so sweet to help her and so is your friend and the vet. I Facebooked her and tweeted her, pray she finds her furever home soon!

    Posted by CarenOsrinGittleman (@CatChatCaren) | November 29, 2011, 7:43 AM
  13. *sniff* Oh I wish I could. Unfortunately, we’re already over the legal limit and we live so far away. I’m sure your reaching out will work out in a lovely forever home for her. Prayers coming your way.

    Posted by Sheri | November 29, 2011, 8:08 AM
  14. I hope, this sweet poem will help. She looks like a snowflake. All best wishes for a new home.

    Posted by puzzle | November 29, 2011, 9:57 AM
  15. Rumpy – where is this cutie located?

    Posted by April | November 29, 2011, 10:19 AM
  16. Bless you sweet Rumpy for helping that sweet little thing. We will send up prayers she finds a loving forever home very soon and we will spread the word for you. Hugs and nose kisses

    Posted by Chancy, Mumsy and Crew | November 29, 2011, 11:19 AM
  17. Thank you telling this story Rumpy.

    Posted by Bassas Blog | November 29, 2011, 11:33 AM
  18. Beautiful and touching poem! What state are you in? Stray Kitty seems to have had a home before. Was the vet able to tell if she’s been spayed?

    Posted by Anne Schilde | November 29, 2011, 11:55 AM
    • Yes, she had a home several doors down from us. The people moved and we didn’t see kitty again. Then a couple weeks later she showed up- right after workers started working on that house. The vet says she can’t tell if SK is spayed but there is no evidence that she has had kittens before. They did scan her for a chip and there was none.

      Posted by rumpydog | November 29, 2011, 1:39 PM
  19. maybe you should start a facebook page for her to help find a home .

    Posted by joyce | November 29, 2011, 12:05 PM
  20. This came to mind as soon as I read this story:
    Blessed are the merciful,
    for they shall obtain mercy.

    Posted by Nanny McFur | November 29, 2011, 12:29 PM
  21. That’s a great poem, Rumpy. I’m sure she’ll find her forever home soon, thanks to you.

    Posted by lolapup | November 29, 2011, 12:47 PM
  22. hope she will find a home before christmas!!!Why dont you keep her???I have 17 of them…;)

    Posted by LambertsLabelle | November 29, 2011, 12:49 PM
  23. From the poet’s mouth to God’s ear . . . what area are you in Rumpydog?

    Posted by Lisa | November 29, 2011, 1:25 PM
  24. Rumpy, if she could get to Indiana, my doggies would welcome her with open paws!

    Posted by Priv Person | November 29, 2011, 1:44 PM
  25. Rumpy, I shared this page on the facebook page for The Grannies, where they support and help find homes for senior cats. Hopefully if you can get the word out, little miss stray kitty can find the home she needs!

    Posted by Rebecca | November 29, 2011, 1:54 PM
  26. That very appealing poem should get her a new home, it’s beautiful, and you have done an amazing job with her, getting her back into good health; thanks to everyone involved.
    I am going to share your post on my fan page which is about animals – you never know who will see it, and it just might help her to find a forever home.
    I would take her myself if I lived closer, but Australia is just a bit too far!

    Posted by barb19 | November 29, 2011, 2:08 PM
  27. Aawe, this made me tear up a little. What a cutie! I wish I could take her in. I hope she finds a new home, with lovely people who love her.

    Posted by Dianda | November 29, 2011, 3:53 PM
  28. Where are you? I live in New York, but I’ll definitely share…

    Posted by Sharon Korsberg | November 29, 2011, 3:53 PM
  29. Poor cat, she is sooo skinny and hungry looking. I do hope she gets a forever home.

    Posted by Wazeau | November 29, 2011, 6:14 PM
  30. Awww such a sweet story of a pretty kitty. I hope she finds her forever home this Holiday.

    Posted by cravesadventure | November 29, 2011, 6:41 PM
  31. She’s a beauty, and what a warm-hearted way to share her story with us. I hope she finds a good home like her foster one quickly. Wish I could take her in, but I’ll just hope she gets someone both nearer and better equipped for the task. 😉 Something tells me she’s probably getting lots of kindly love from a certain Rumpydog!

    Posted by kathryningrid | November 29, 2011, 6:55 PM
  32. How gorgeous is she…and it is wonderful to see the difference in her. I hope she finds a forever home soon – and lots of love and cuddles.

    Posted by Jo Bryant | November 29, 2011, 7:25 PM
  33. Thanks for being a good foster pawrent. She’s a lucky beauty and we’ll share.

    Posted by Layla Morgan Wilde | November 29, 2011, 8:16 PM
  34. Hi, Rumpy. I sure will be pulling for Stray Kitty and sending lots of good thoughts your way. You’ve done something so special with all the help and love you have given her. Thank you for all you’re doing.

    Posted by lemonysqueezes | November 29, 2011, 8:20 PM
  35. Rumpy, I can’t believe Stray Kitty came to you. I guess you’re a softie except when it comes to June Buggie. My person and I are praying for Stray Kitty to find a forever home.

    Posted by Bongo | November 29, 2011, 11:17 PM
  36. 😦 wish we were closer I suspect Nuala and Carus would let me get away with it.

    Posted by Margs (Carus's Meowmie) | November 30, 2011, 2:55 PM
  37. This is an utterly gorgeous post. Oh, I hope she finds a familu. She soumds utterly gorgeous

    Posted by wordsfallfrommyeyes | December 1, 2011, 4:21 AM
  38. That’s really kind of you to take care of her! Hope she finds a permanent home soon.

    Posted by Bites Of Sweet And Spice | December 1, 2011, 11:35 AM
  39. Rumpy, sending positive energy and smiles. (This is how we always get/got our kitties…and you know I am not the cat person…but those desperately trusting eyes) Would the TV station – or radio feature that poem with the cat? sigh. Rescued animals are always eternally devoted and grateful. Will forward story on

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | December 1, 2011, 12:36 PM
  40. Malachi is lovely! All white with a black tail, have never seen that before. Wonderful thing you did when helping him. Keeping my thumbs crossed he’ll find a purrfect home soon.
    xxx Lotta

    Posted by Lotta's ullisar | December 4, 2011, 5:31 PM
  41. Well that’s just awesome


    Posted by darkjade68 | December 11, 2011, 1:54 AM
  42. We’ve got enough cats in this house thanks, that said, it is the season of good will so for this stray and all the little strays out there my very best wishes.

    Posted by bonesdiary | December 19, 2011, 9:42 AM
  43. Best wishes for Stray Kitty (henceforth maybe her name should be Lucky, since she lucked out with you, Rumpy) to find her forever home.

    Posted by Another Boomer Blog | December 23, 2011, 7:32 AM


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