Baby Amy showed up at an adoption event in 2006. My rescue partner had just scooped her up at animal control. A yowling ball of tabby and white coarse hair, Baby Amy continuously emitted one long, insistent meow. To shut her up, we put her in with a nursing mom. Baby Amy latched on and nursed with all her might, and I mean ALL her strength, because mama cat wanted nothing to do with her and was anxiously trying to push the new little fuzzball OFF. Baby Amy lasted through mama’s protests and continued to nurse for several hours. Eventually, mama reluctantly added Baby Amy to her brood and she grew to be a strong, healthy kitten. She gained a full belly and a warm, luxurious coat that had softened with the care of a momcat, but she never lost her love of yelling. Her long, monosyllable eeeeeeeeeeooooooooooooeeeeeeeooooooooowwwww is one of the favorite things to imitate in my house. Baby Amy also has a distinctive smudge on her face and a rather large body that mocks her teeny tiny paws. However, Baby Amy is about the sweetest kitty you will ever meet and she tolerates the teasing if you just pick her up cuddle her.
Finding a mama gave Baby Amy a new start in life and she passes this gift on in the Saving Grace Rescue resident role of temporary mama. When the kittens are healthy and old enough, they join the resident population to finish their socialization and prepare for forever homes. If a kitten cries, Baby Amy is there right away to calm it’s worries. Baby Amy grooms, plays and cuddles with all the motherless tiny kitties that enter the Saving Grace Rescue. The kittens bloom and flourish under her gentle nurturing. If you frequent the SGR facebook website, you will see several photos and videos of Baby Amy and her temporary babies. The most demanding kitten has grown up to be the most giving cat.
Baby Amy before her belly with big brother Noor