It so happened that Mama Pearl ran away when we tried to get her to be spayed.

It so happened that she returned to us pregnant.

But it so happened that, despite her young age, she is a loving and caring mother.

It so happened that one day, Captain Americat’s sponsor dad was asking me whether we have a nursing mother.

One of his wife’s friend’s has three golden retrievers, and it so happened that one of the golden retrievers, for some reason, bit a stray cat.

The stray cat died.

Upon finding out what happened, the friend checked on the cat, and saw that the cat was nursing four babies, barely one week old.

She took all the babies, and while looking for a surrogate mother, took it upon herself to care for the kittens, with the help of the other two dogs.

Two of the kittens went to another rescue, the other two had no one interested in them, and therefore, went to us.

Though the babies came to us with a box, a full set of nursing kit and good wishes, I wrapped them with my clothing, carried them in my bag, and, as soon as we got home, cradled them in my arms until they woke up and asked for milk.

We weren’t sure if we transferred our smell enough; we weren’t sur,e because although their size are the same, the two new babies are about a week older, but in a good faith, and lots of prayers, we gave them to Mama Pearl as she nursed her own kittens.

It so happened that, upon laying the babies next to her, Mama Pearl did not even care to verify. She held them in her arms, and took them closer to nurse.

Unfortunately, it so happened that the babies were the ones refusing her care. Having been nursed with canned formula, they have forgotten how mother’s milk should taste better.

We braced ourselves for one day, trying to keep them away from bottles, and encouraged them over and again to nurse.

Out of hunger, they started to nurse.

While we are overjoyed that they might all live happily ever after, it also happened that, as the babies are getting stronger, bigger and healthier, Mama Pearl is getting smaller and thinner.

So we started our journey to give her additional nutrition, adequate supplements and support, that the new family of seven made through life in one piece; especially since it so happened that we have La Nina over us, and the weather is either scorching hot, or freezing cold – one snapped to the other in a flick of a finger. We just don’t know when the flick would go.

With all our effort, it so happened that they have so far made it through, and we take it upon us, as we ask you to help us give them the chance to grow happy and healthy for years to come.

It so happened so far as if everything is handmade in heaven.

Will it so happen that you will help us make it happen?

~ Josie

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Josie And The Whiskers' Syndicate

The first and only cat refuge in Bandung (West Java - Indonesia) a capital breeder of a nation without animal welfare law. We care for Bandung's unwanted animals, operate a TNR as much as our budget allows, and continue to educate people about compassion to animals

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