Friday, May 21, 2010
This little babe is Bernice and she's a very special little girl. When the Anderson-Ericksons came into the shelter, poor little Bernice had a fish hook caught in her lip. They put her under and removed the hook. No one knows how it got there, or how long it was in there, but everything is fine and the tiny wound is healing nicely.
She hissed and hid the first afternoon she was here, but every day there have been improvements. She's playing and bouncing just like her siblings do, but has an occasional 'fraidy cat moment. All things considered, she's doing exceptionally well. It's clear she's feeling better and we're gaining her trust.
Last night, I gave all the kittens a nail trim. Miss Bernice was last, and when we were done, she drifted off in my arms, belly-up. I had little conversation with her while she slept, and I explained to her that any bad in her life was now behind her. She stirred, then stretched her back legs up and shared with me a tiny black heart-shaped spot on the underside of her little white foot.
This kitten has heart.