Spotted several times (initially in photos taken in one of the upstairs bedrooms and then later in person), this little kitten acquired the nickname "Smooshie Face" for obvious reasons. However, every time we went to look for her to remove her, she could not be found ... even on the day of the big evacuation!
a dog walk - and she smooshed into everyone that wanted to meet her.
Unfortunately, these same genetic features that caused her small size also factored into her short life...
Even with the knowledge Midge would not have a very long life, our wonderful friend Pam (a vet tech) decided to adopt Midge. The above photo is Midge on her way to work (the vet's) with her mom) and below is a recent photo of Midge smooshed in with two of her "siblings".
"She is doing absolutely fantastic. She has settled in nicely and is thriving. She does have some liver issues and fluid in her abdomen, but I am using natural supplements and chinese herbs mixed into her food daily to keep her as healthy as possible. Her favorite thing is to follow us around the house and do her little silent meow to let us know that she wants her food bowl filled. The little porker has gained 1/2 a pound & is now just under 4lbs total! My husband Rick has also given her several new nicknames - ShortRound, Pudge Girl & Miss Piggy! Despite her rough start, she is thriving and we are so pleased to have her as a part of our family!"
Even though it was for a short time, we know that Midge knew comfort, a full belly and all the love she wanted thanks to Pam and her family. For that, we are so very grateful.
RIP, Midgie girl.