FIRST PLACE WINNER - Best Gray Cat
Pan (one of her many nicknames) was brought into my work late one night right as we were closing. She was about 3 weeks old, was found in a tree stump, and the people who found her didn’t know how to take care of her. After telling the couple the supplies and care she would need they began to ask everyone and anyone if they could take her since they had a new baby of their own. One of my co-workers (a veterinarian) said that her daughter would love a new kitten, but that she couldn’t take her daughter’s sadness if the kitten didn’t live. I volunteered to take her for the first few days and nurse her to health. We bonded immediately and a few days later when my co-worker stated that she couldn’t take her I wouldn’t have been able to part with her anyways. For the next few weeks she stayed with me at work so she could be bottle fed throughout the day. Some of our customers even helped bottle feed her. She spent a lot of time at the front desk and all of our customers came to know her and watch her grow.
Now she has grown to be vivacious, spirited, mischievous, extremely loving (on her terms), partially leash trained and almost completely toilet trained. Whenever I am gone she always greets me at the door and gives me kisses when I return. I believe she truly feels am her mommy since I taught her everything she knows and I am proud to call her my kitten!