Monday, August 10

Believe it or NOT?!

We have learned that living in the country, makes others think of you first when they hear of an animal needing a home.

A friend called to tell us of a litter of kittens that had been abandoned in a storage unit. She had taken them in but could not keep them as she lives in an apartment.

So, she called us and we said we would take two tiny males. They were so pityful, but they seem to be doing quite well. We keep them in our garage, because they aren't big enough to roam the farm safely.

Last night, Shawn parked his truck in the garage.

This morning he left for work and when the kids got up and were feeding animals... they could not find the little black kitten, Shadow. They looked everywhere with no success.

Shawn drove 11 miles to work, parked his truck, and went into his office. At around 3pm, many hours later, someone out in his office parking lot kept hearing a little meow. She tracked the sound to Shawn's truck but could not find the kitten.

She finally came to Shawn's office to tell him that she thought there was a kitten in his engine and asked him to come raise the hood on his truck.

We had not been able to tell Shawn about Shadow missing, so he was completely clueless. When he went down to the truck and lifted the hood... no kitten. But he could hear the meows too.

So my sweet, soft hearted hubby, dressed in his nice clothes... searched all up under his truck. Finally he found our little kitten on a little slat above the muffler. Shadow rode all the way to Shawn's office under his truck. And stayed there all day until he was rescued. Miracle!

Shawn called home to tell the kids that he had found Shadow and they were crying they were so happy with the good news.

I am still wrapping my brain around how Shadow held on, all that way, down a long gravel drive, bumpy country roads, two railroad crossings... 11 miles later, still holding on. THEN staying put for 8 hours to be found. So thankful!

And this is Shadow's little brother, Smore. He cracks us up because most of the time he looks cross eyed ;) Smore was NOT happy today in the garage all by himself. He was literally thrilled when Shawn returned home with Shadow.

And my precious 7 yr old son, who was the first to discover Shadow missing this morning because he is responsible for feeding them. My poor son that shed the most tears today as he looked and looked for Shadow... is now happy as a little guy can be... sweet dreams lil' man.


Debbie said...

Wow! I think we had a cat that did that once and crawled up inside the car. I'm so glad that Shadow is safe and sound!

The Happy Haynie Family said...

Such tender cute kids! I am glad all turned out well!

Sandy said...

Wow, that was lucky! Cute kittens.

Kim Mayfield said...

That's amazing! So glad Shadow is back home, safe and sound!

Lisha said...

That is amazing! Don't think Shadow will be exploring the truck much anymore!

Quincy Sorensen said...

Now that's a story with a good ending!

Anonymous said...

That is amazing! I don't think I can wrap my brain around how on EARTH that kitty hung on along the roads!

Glad this was a happy ending and that the kids have their Shadow back! :)