My brother and sister-in-law have been fostering orphan kittens for many years now. Sixty nine arrived on their doorstep this past year alone. My brother constructed a separate building on their property for the kittens, which contains incubators, play structures, and various cat accoutrements. The animal shelter routinely calls for help with hours-old kittens who have been abandoned and abused.
Steve and Cathy spend many nights awakening every few hours to tube feed and administer medicine to these tiny helpless creatures. While I was visiting recently, I happened upon my brother sitting in a rocking chair in the kitten house reading a book. He was holding one kitten, while the others jumped and played at his feet.
Such quiet, selfless compassion...
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