Finders Day, summer of 2011, Camp Ripley.
Mew, mew, mew....I watched as a tiny kitten jumped out of a tree and scrambled right up into my son’s arms. Ian exclaimed in one breath, “Mom, mom...it’s a miracle. You said some day we’d find a little kitten on the side of a road....can we keep her?”
It’s true! 4 months previous to us finding Ripley, our boys were asking if we could get a kitten. We already had 2 dogs, recent rescues, a 2 year old golden retriever, and a 4 month old border collie mix, and also a betta fish. I told our boys that although I loved kittens and cats, and that someday we could get a kitten, that I wasn't quite ready to take on the mess and maintenance involved with a litter box.
Our 2 previous cats had been with us for 18 years, and although I missed them greatly, I wasn't missing the smell and mess of a litter box. Not ready to commit, I told them that some day we would find a little kitten on the side of the road, and that it would need a home, and then maybe we could get a kitten.
Our little miracle kitten Ripley, won us all over. Even our dogs love her! She is the inspiration for Simply Paws. Check out more photos of Ripley on Finders Day, on our Facebook page, Simply Paws!