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snow cat

March 4, 2015

On one of the snowiest days this winter, we heard a cat howling outdoors. My son dug through the drifts and tunneled under the porch until at last he saw a starving gray kitty huddled in the far corner. We coaxed him out to eat, but when we tried to scoop him up, he scurried under the porch again. Morning and night, we stuck bowls of food under the porch, until finally he let us pet him. Now, after three weeks, he actually comes indoors and eats and naps on what used to be my writing table. We’ve named him Willy.

Digging out Willy

Digging out Willy


Willy’s snow drift


Willy’s new home


Willy having dinner

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 4, 2015 9:27 pm

    What a wonderful story!

  2. Sharon Yang permalink
    March 5, 2015 1:33 pm

    Welcome to the world of rescuing felines! We saved our cat Rosalind when we found her wandering down the street as a three-week-old infant. She has been a loving and feisty family addition., Even her elder sister (adopted), Natasha loves her – though that doesn’t stop ‘Tasha from smacking her little sister on the head a la Moe Howard from time to time.

    Willy is a beauty! Thank you for rescuing him! I know he’ll bring you lots of fun and love.

  3. jonathan golding permalink
    May 6, 2015 12:55 pm

    Willy! 🙂

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