Last Updated on April 26, 2023 by Pets Feed
Grace Redmond and her father met Athena when she lived two houses away from theirs. Athena was a sweet pregnant cat who had to endure the abandonment of the people she loved most in her life.
The little girl used to go and play in Grace’s father’s yard, and there she watched the birds, in turn attracting the attention of her favorite neighbor.
Grace told The Dodo:
She was very friendly and my dad fed and cuddled her, so she came over more often, especially when he got home from work. She was waiting right outside her door when he came in.
Athena’s family had two dogs that she didn’t get along with very well, so she was forced to live outside. The little girl began to take refuge on her neighbour’s porch and it was there that she showed her first signs of pregnancy.
However, it was hard to tell, because she was so skinny.
One day Grace’s dad heard meowing coming from under his porch and when he went to check on what was going on he couldn’t find Athena and her kittens anywhere, they had been hiding very well.
After several weeks, Grace’s father came out into his garden and was shocked to see Athena walking with three kittens. He decided to take a picture for his daughter and she mindlessly went to her father to try to catch and protect them.
Family throws pregnant cat out of house
Grace’s father was initially not entirely on board with taking in the felines, as he already had two older cats who could react very badly, but he finally agreed.
On the hottest, wettest day of summer, I went to pick up her three kittens, very outraged at the capture and who were probably 8 weeks old at the time. Athena happily followed us inside and we prepared food for everyone. The kittens were very temperamental, but Athena was normal and happy.
Athena was very restless, but she managed to adapt easily to her new home and it seemed that she somehow knew that her destiny was to live with her neighbor. Grace enlisted the help of a rescue center to have all the kittens spayed, spayed or vaccinated.
Athena and her kittens are safe
The feline family stayed in the basement for a while as they slowly tried to introduce them to the other cats in the house. The three precious baby kittens were named Zeus, Artemis and Apollo.
Initially, my father just wanted to keep Athena and put the kittens up for adoption, then he wanted to keep Athena and Artemis, then Apollo too. He hesitated for a moment, but I finally said it wasn’t fair to fire Zeus. It’s true that I resented him quite a bit, but I knew he wanted to keep them and that he was only offering token resistance.
Eventually, Grace’s father realized how much he loved these kittens and he couldn’t keep them away from him. Since then, the little family has been living in their new home and none of them could be happier, especially Athena.
She always likes to look out the back to watch the birds, but otherwise she’s often on my dad’s lap sleeping or following him around the house. Athena is now a happy and healthy darling, she has lost none of its kindness throughout the transition.
Images: Grace Redmon
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