A vagabond with strange eyes, dirt, and extreme hunger was lingering close to Betty H. and her husband’s home. We started placing food and water outdoors to help her, adds Betty.
The pair decided to try to capture the girl (whom he dubbed Pushka) at the start of the new year when no one came for her. Betty started feeding her herself three times a day, staying by her side and earning her confidence.
“At first I kept to myself. I spoke to Pushka as she ate and drank as soon as she stopped being embarrassed by my presence, recalls Betty. When I finally tried to pet her, I discovered that she had never actually been handled by a human
The cannon took Betty’s caresses reluctantly and flinched after a few touches. But the woman showed patience and managed to convince the little savage woman that she only wanted the best for her. Gradually, the fear in the behavior of the kitten was replaced by a thirst for attention and affection.
“Toward the end of her street life, she was definitely waiting for strokes before eating. This metamorphosis struck me,” says Betty.
Around mid-February, Cannon was bold enough to follow her breadwinners into the house and became part of their family.
“The bath I gave her was probably the first in her life. A few black spots on her nose and traces of orange on her paws seemed to never be washed off, adds Betty. “There were bald spots in her fur and there were several massive, dirty tangles.”
Only when kind human hands had wrapped it in a soft towel after a bath would the gun do as it purred.
“Cats never purred that loudly before. When we later took her to the doctor, we discovered that she had a variety of issues, including worms, a stomach illness, and ear mites.
The couple successfully breastfed the infant throughout the course of the following few days. Along with cutting her hair, they untangled the tangles.