I wanted to share a happy story of cuteness.
My mom came to visit me this past weekend. Upon opening the front door to go to church, we discovered that a very small tabby kitten was sitting there. She walked right in without hesitation. Without any thought of rabies or fleas, I scooped her up. She was a silver/gray tabby with white paws and the most beautiful wide eyes. She immediately began purring, snuggling under my chin, and cuddling close. My mom and I looked at each other, completely confused. I called the apartment leasing office and let them know that we had found a kitten. I left my phone and apartment number, but never heard back.
In the meantime, my mom and I did our best to figure out how to take care of a tiny kitten. We did not want to release back outside because temperatures are dropping at night, and we didn't want the kitty to freeze. We bought a cheap aluminum casserole tin and filled it with kitty litter. We bought two cans of Fancy Feast. We were fascinated that the kitten knew automatically how to use the litter box. She was extremely playful and comfortable around us, exploring every inch of my bedroom and jumping on every piece of furniture. She chased the ball of yarn I gave her and crawled up on our shoulders like a parrot.
I wanted to keep her, I really did. And I But I currently have no income and didn't want to ask my parents to pay all those vet bills. I brought her to the Humane Society to figure out how to handle the situation. I pointed out a tiny, blue T that was tattooed on her belly and asked if that was from a past surgery. The lady at the Humane Society recognized it as a spay/neuter mark given to animals who were fixed at the Humane Society. She scanned the kitten and found that she had actually been microchipped not ten days prior!
Kitty had a home! It was a relief to know that she had a rightful owner and that I would neither have to foster her nor give her up for adoption. All the same, I miss that little cutie and I think that one day I might get one of my own