If some of you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that back in May, I fostered an abandoned litter of kittens. I took care of them for 3-4weeks until they were much healthier and then had adopters who offered their hearts and homes to them. 🙂
I was a little reluctant to help when my cousin first shared with me that he needed these abandoned kittens to be looked after. Since no one was really giving these kittens a chance, I thought I’d at least try to help. These are God’s living things after all! My ex-flatmate had a pet cat (Quinn) and we had a litterbox plus leftover litter so I took them in.
They were so tiny and were malnourished. They had fleas all over and though my resourceful googling, I found that some dishwashing soap and/or apple cider vinegar would be able to get rid of them. So I held them one by one, taking the fleas off and making sure that it wouldn’t get worse.
They were non-stop crying and exhausted from all of my manhandling and once i gave them a bit of a towel dry, they just slept. The next day, I took them to the vet and got deworming medication because they were too young to get their shots. Thankfully they were alright!
I fed them 3x a day, alternating between food and goat’s milk until I could see a noticeable change in their demeanour. They were getting healthy, the worms were out and starting to poop and pee like mad! I didn’t want to name them but it happened eventually.
I think its easy to give up when things aren’t going right. I always wished that I grew up with a little more this and a little more that. I’ve faced so many rejections in my life, in work, in love, failed opportunities. Although its easier to sit through my regrets, releasing them and pressing forward will be what will bring you to your second chance.
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Instead of saying ‘I wish…’ replace it with ‘next time…’ so your mind doesn’t focus on regret but on moving forward.
I forgot where I heard this from:
Instead of saying ‘I wish…‘ replace it with ‘next time…’ so your mind doesn’t focus on regret but on moving forward. Sometimes we are not so lucky to get a second chance or a do-over in life. These kittens were given a second chance when they refused to give up and got the attention of my cousin – who then passed them on to me.
Second chances come in different shapes and sizes, recognise the opportunity when a second chance comes knocking at your door and use failure as one of your lessons to succeed. Let yourself have a second chance and embrace it.
Now for the happy ending… not long after I took them under my care, they were adopted into permanent loving homes and here are their updates:
Lil Diva lives in Ipoh now and still loves to nibble! She is in a very loving home gets constant affection from her new mom!
The twins who are now named Roo and Mao Mao still hold each other when they sleep. Their new owners have a couple of kids who are keeping them very active.
You never know where the second chance may lead you, so no point crying over spilled milk!