Monday, November 14, 2011

A Furry Little Heart


The ruffled fur on Ribbit's chest becomes an adorable heart ...

But it's the story behind her life that SHOWS her heart.
You see, Ribbit was born with square delicate ribs that didn't even reach around her chest. She developed much slower than her siblings, and would have died had it not been for the care and attention of her "adopted" moms - my daughters.

When it was time to nurse, my daughters carried Ribbit to where her mother was.
When the babies were moved and Ribbit left behind, they found the others and moved her with them. She slowly learned how to crawl, then walk, then run. Much behind the rest.

When the other kittens were old enough, they went to their new homes. Ribbit stayed behind as a "family cat". And thrived.

Today the only evidence of her disability comes when you pick her up - her ribs are small and don't touch completely, leaving a depression in her chest. Otherwise, she is active and loving.

Oh, and do you get the name? Square ribs - "Rib-bit"?
Smile.

11 comments:

Sandra said...

so beautiful, the face and the heart and a wonderful story of love

siga said...

I am not sure, if it's the cat, the heart or the love story, but this post I like very much!

TexWisGirl said...

she is beautiful. and i'm glad she was/is so well cared for and loved.

Boki said...

lovely cat! and she is lucky to have a family that treat her so well :)

Beth Niquette said...

I love Ribbit! lol Her heart is truly lovely and she's been the subject of many a drawing. (grin) Wonderful wonderful photo--fills my eyes. (grin)

forgetmenot said...

What a sweet story--so glad she is doing well. Amazing what "love" can do. Hearts just seem to be everywhere--love to see all the strange and unusual places you find them. Mickie :)

Helen Campbell said...

What a beautiful loving kitty. The story made my morning. :)

Terra said...

She found the perfect home with you. Her fur is a gorgeous color and softness.

Tina´s PicStory said...

it´s so nice that your family gave her a home ♥

Debbie said...

the perfect name for this little kitty. what a wonderful story of love and devotion!!

Lynette said...

My gosh! She's a beautiful cat. What a great story, too. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.