Raising a newborn is a ton of work no matter if it’s a human baby or a kitten. That is why one grandmother from Puerto Rico told her husband he couldn’t keep a pregnant stray cat in their home.
“My grandpa felt for the stray cats and would leave food in the back of the house near his tool shed, a spot where my grandma doesn’t go,” his granddaughter, Syl, said about the stray cats that live in the neighborhood that her grandfather liked to care for.
One of the cats that 85-year-old Jimmy left food out for started to hang around more often and he knew he had to do more to help when he realized she was pregnant. “This particular cat was especially friendly and got attached to my grandpa,” Syl said.
Jimmy explained the situation to his wife, but she still wouldn’t let him bring the street cat and her future kittens into their home so Jimmy decided to raise them in secret and give them a nice home in his shed. However, Jimmy wasn’t able to keep his secret for long.
Three weeks after the birth, Jimmy’s wife found out about his secret cat family and while she wasn’t happy about the surprise, she decided to let them stay temporarily. “My grandpa is really kind and has always loved animals,” Syl said. “So it’s not really that surprising. She’s okay with them staying there until they’re old enough to have new homes.”
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[Featured Image: Twitter/syl]