Little Gray Kitten Crashes a Family's Walk with Their Dog

Little Gray Kitten Crashes a Family's Walk with Their Dog

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One fall day, we went to a trail near the local humane society to walk our dog. Hopping out of the Jeep, I spotted two of the biggest blue eyes peeking out of the brush. When I walked over, this little grey cat ran away. It's then I noticed he was nearly bald from his armpits down. A sunny day brought many dog walkers, and I could not find this little thing again.

We went for our walk, then I visited the humane society. The girl at the desk said she wasn't able to help when I asked for a live trap. So, we went home, but I could not get the cat out of my mind. It was getting cold, and obviously he wasn't in great health.


I returned around dusk, shaking food and calling out. Miraculously, within minutes, he appeared. Although a little timid, he held his ground as I put the food down, and he ate ravenously. He didn't mind when I picked him up and put him in a box. What a tame cat to be in the middle of nowhere.

While I kept him in our garage until I could take him to the vet, he would make the most adorable continuous plea for constant food. I named him Oliver after the hungry Oliver Twist. But, having three other rescue cats and a dog, I had no more room.

At the vet, we had a check-up, shots and an appointment for neutering/chipping. It was then I learned 4-pound Oliver was actually sweet Olive. I kept her until her hair grew in because who would want a semi-hairless cat? And did her hair ever grow. She even has hair between her toes!


I was smitten. My parents had laughed and later told me they knew she was mine from day one. And I guess I knew that, too. Such an adorable cat. And she still makes that funny little plea when it's food time. My sister jokes 'Everyone Loves Olive'. And it's true. She is a wonderful addition to our all-rescued female fur family of (now) eight.

Story submitted by B. Cummings from Kitchener, Canada.

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