Well, would you believe that we found something this small and this cute in our backyard bushes? I know. Dad and I were tending to my pea pods in the vegetable garden and we heard these tiny little squeaks. And then we found this guy, all tangled up with his two brothers in vines and umbilical cord. Mom and Dad got them out of the dirt, cut off the vines and cord so they could move, and we brought them inside. We started feeding them kittie formula with a dropper. Well, these guys were VERY small, too small to be out in the world yet it turns out. Smokey didn't make it through the night.
And, I hate to say it, but Popeye only made it a few hours into the next day. But Henrick here, he was the biggest and strongest of the tiny weak babies. And he was a fighter. We kept him warm with a hot water bottle and my dad helped him poop and pee with a Q-tip and I got to hold him, finally.
We found someone on craigslist who takes care of abandoned newborn kittens until they are old enough to be adopted and my mom drove Henrick to her. I DID NOT UNDERSTAND WHY HE COULDN'T STAY HERE. I thought we were taking good care of him. But my parents said Henrick needed really really extra special attention or he would fade away like his brothers. So I cried into my pillow all night long. We all missed that little guy as soon as he left, but I was what they call inconsolable. My mom told me he is doing well at his new home. This is what she told me, so this is what I'm going to believe.