she'll never be an astronaut

... but she is the smartest kitty I have ever had. One day a family who owned no cats heard meowing in their walls. The fire department found a nest of newborn kittens. Evidently a feral mother had found her way in to give birth, had gone out ... to get food?... and had never come back... hit by a car? Only two of the kittens were alive. A wonderful animal rescue angel fed them with eyedroppers and nurtured them until they were ready for adoption. Playful was born with a virus infected eye. The vet told me "she'll never pass the test to be an astronaut... but aside from that, she'll be fine." She is eternally curious and ingenious. I try to be sure that the rest of her life is happier than her first days.
Dorothy Barnhouse
San Francisco, CA