Wednesday, January 6, 2010
SHE DESERVES SOME TLC!
We are being warned here in Oklahoma about the cold weather that will be coming in tonight so I decided to fix our cat 'Billie' a place to sleep in the garage. She is at least 15 years old and has been a good barn cat all these years. She has caught many mice and rats out there in that barn and many times would bring her trophies up here to the house to show off. Since she is getting old we decided to get a kitten for her to train but she doesn't like that cat so she stays up here at the house on the porch. As I was fixing her a warm place in the garage for the rest of the winter she stood there purring as I was fixing it and as soon as I finished she jumped in and layed down.
I have quite a story to tell about Billie. She came from a litter of kittens that were born out in our barn during the winter. My daughter, being the animal lover that she is, went out to the barn one evening to check on the kittens. They were born on top of the hay that was stacked in the barn several feet up. One kitten had fallen down off the hay and had frozen. Amanda brought the kitten to the house and wrapped it in a blanket and sat by the fireplace rubbing it and praying for it.
Now this cat was dead and it was frozen. It's tongue was hanging out and stuff was running out its nose. She kept rubbing it and praying for it and she would use an eye dropper and try to squirt warm milk in its mouth. I heard my husband say "Sugar, that kitten is dead." But she kept on trying to nurse it back. After an hour of this we hear this sound in the living room that sounded like a billie goat. "Maaaa" It was that little kitten and before the night was over that little kitten was running around the house playing but it's meow sounded like a little goat. And that's how Billie got her name.