Location: St. Helens, Oregon, USA
Shally was abandoned by his mom in my back yard only a few hours after he was born. I saw this little fur bundle in the middle of my yard and really thought he was dead. After a few hours of no movement and no attention from the neighborhood feral cat colony I went out to bury him. What a surprise when I realized that he was still alive.
I took care of him from then on and he is now a strong and healthy eight week old kitten. My parents are going to take him in to their cat family as I already have four. I’m glad because I am so attached to Shally right now that I don’t think I could give him up if I wouldn’t see him often.
He was named by my father. They just lost a beloved cat in January who was name Tigglethpleazer III. He was name after an ancient Assyrian prince. As this kitten is the next in succession, Dad thought it was fitting that we name him Shalmaneezer V as that is who succeeded Tigglethpleazer. Whoever thought naming cats would give you a history lesson in ancient Assyrian history!
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