This is a story of how a little kitten change my life one cold rainy day in December. My daughter and I had just pull up to the Grabill Inn. As I step out of the car to pick up our lunch my daughter asked if I saw a cat in the ally . I went over and looked at this ragged looking hairball.I walk away went in to get our lunch.But as I did I could only think of the little Kitten out in the freezing rain. So as I got back to the car I gave Jenifer, our lunch and asked her if she could take us to the Grabill vet. I took my coat off and went to pick the kitten up. At first she ran away and fell . I picked her up and off we went to the Vet. I was sure that they would say the best thing to do would be to put her to sleep. She had pus covering one eye and was cover with mats from her head to her tail. She smelled really bad and had sticks and leaves stuck to her behind. The vet came and looked at her and pulled the pus off her eye she had an eye (one good thing) Her temp was 94 degrees a kittens temp should be 101 to 106. I had to get back to work so they said that they would get her warm and hydrate her.It was really hard going back to work but I did after a long four hours I went to pick the kitten up they told me to warm her up gave me some Med. that was about it and I left with a cat that had so much poop stuck in her hair that they could not tell if she was a boy or girl. We got home and I got towels and held her until it was time for bed. I put her in a box. Not really sure what to do next I never had a cat that didn’t really move. The next day I called my vet and could not get in until for another day. After work I stopped and got some canned food and waterless shampoo. I cleaned her up as much as I could without hurting her. Even her face had dirt and leave on it as if she had been eating dirt. When offered food she did not hesitate to dig in. I put her in a box by my bed and prayed that she would be alive the next day to see the veterinarian. The next day baby kitten had not move but was alive. Another long day at work and soon it was time for the vet. appointment. Again I worried that one of two things would happen that either they would put her to sleep or it would cost so much that I would not be able to pay for her care. I love our vet.(Karen Pedden) just to let you know she has always listen and helped with all our animals . She picked the baby up from her box.I explain what I could about the condition that I found her in.Her young assistant helped Karen cleaned up the baby, she is a girl.They washed her shaved a lot of hair off her tail and butt area because had diarrhea, worms and an eye infection.I asked about her not walking and Karen checked her out, good news she had feelings in her legs and back she was just so sick and young that walking may just be too much for her. Karen and her assistant load up three or four kinds of medication in syringe for easy application. Just her looking at the kitten and I had hope that this little one would have a life. I left with a uplifted feeling of hope. Now I need to talk to Glen the spouse about this fur ball. More about the baby in the next post.