Gather round, kitties. Grab a cuppa warm liquid cheer to hear a winter’s tale of survival. A story about the rescue of a frozen cat. And above all, a cautionary tale.
Imagine being an outdoor kitty cat.
It’s hard. Very hard. Outdoor kitties have a rough go of it, especially in Northwest Montana. Being an outdoor cat in maybe St. Louis is tough enough, but Montana winters are especially challenging. Snowfall in Kalispell measures over double the national average. Here the cold is colder and snow is deeper than most parts of the country. It’s not just tip-toeing through the snow flakes.
From Frozen Cat to Fluffy Cat
The sub-zero wind chill and steady snow of early February proved too much for the brave outdoor kitty from Kalispell now known as Fluffy. Fluffy sort of “came with the territory” when a new family moved in to her area a few years ago. The family looks out for Fluffy, but she has remained an outside kitty. That may soon change. She was found injured and frozen in a snow bank, perhaps just in the nick of time.
The family rushed the frozen Fluffy to Animal Clinic of Kalispell, where the team led by Dr. Jevon Clark gradually thawed out the ice covered cat.
As fuzzy snowball’s temperature rose about ten degrees, Fluffy regained her catitude.
Fluffy is recuperating inside her people’s home and warming hearts across the internet. Cheers to Dr. Clark and his team, and Fluffy’s adopted family.
Warm Get Well Wishes, Fluffy
Here at That Cat Life, our resident cat is sending warm wishes to the recovering Fluffy. We think there’s more than a snowball’s chance our Sporty is a distant cousin to the lucky Montana cat. At the least, he’s a doppelganger: same pink nose and flint tinged fluff. Most telling is the kindred independent spirit! Be well and stay inside, Fluffy!