When Christmas Comes Early: Yoshi’s Adoption Story
Fortunately, the woman who heard that tiny cry for help knew what she had to do. She brought the kitten to a shelter.
Patti was working at that shelter in early December 2007, when that woman brought the kitten in.
He wouldn’t move and his pupils were huge, so the staff wondered if he had been poisoned. Patti offered to foster the kitten; it was the 1-year anniversary of her father’s death, and she felt like this was good timing.
After she brought him home, the kitten just sat on her lap and wouldn’t move. Patti named him Kiyoshi (nicknamed Yoshi), which is the Japanese word for “calm.” For a week Kiyoshi wouldn’t move; she says it was almost like he was frozen.
Patti was Kiyoshi’s Godsend at the beginning. She’d feed him from her hand and take him to the litter box. About a week later he began to walk on his own, when it became clear that he not only had CH, he was also blind.
Obviously, Patti ended up adopting Kiyoshi, and she says she would adopt another CH kitty in a heartbeat.
“They are very sweet little souls who seem to appreciate what we do for them,” Patti says.