She was found at just a few weeks of age, under a train trestle, in the snow and wet, with another cat.
The other cat was older and died shortly after being found.
Minette, the tiny, sick and pitiful, is also Minette the strong and the brave.
She defied the vets predictions and lived.
Lived to see me walk in the door and to grab my hand and say Take Me Home.
We have been getting along fine.
She soothes my nerves, lifts the black cloud of sadness a bit and at least once a day, makes me laugh.
She weighs , as of todays vet visit , 6 pounds.
I guess I am doing something right ! she has doubled her weight since she came home with me.
Humans would not be so happy about that but she seems to be quite content.
She is getting more and more playful and is very affectionate.
The vet and assistants all seemed to love her, she was a good little girl, probably because going to a vet is something she is quite accustomed to ... poor little bit.
The vet was feeling her and looking in her ears and Minette was purring away .. you could hear her in the whole room ...
She got vitamins and a shot .. she has stomach issues and we need for her to thrive .. not be sick anymore.
When we got home, she proceeded to pay me back for taking her to get a shot and knocked things over, played in her litter, jumped from my bed to the window , narrowly missing knocking over the lamp and she bit my finger.
I am so glad to see her feeling well enough to be such a little bitty monster.
The Vet that I took her to is The Small Animal and Equine Hospital
It is soooo beautiful... North Chatham is horse farms and houses from the 17-1800s .. rolling hills, farms, woods and sheep and horses .
I would not say no to living there .. even though I want to live in a city again. I am confused.
Minette still has a lingering infection from being so sick when found .. so now, hopefully she will be well soon.
She also is taking chewables to make her strong and healthy .. things she missed out on when taken from her mama too young.
So now she has me, her Other Mother and I will make sure she gets fat and strong and well.
We have years ahead of us, Minette and I.