The Adventures of Ducky

📗 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲! ☕️

What better way to wait out a blizzard than to read about a legendary 9 Lives cat?

We recall the adventures of Ducky, who cut an unconventional path into the heart of her foster mom, Kelly. It’s a tale of blood, sweat, and a destroyed furnace. And it’s a story of the relentless care and devotion that our 9 Lives volunteers give.

As Kelly tells the tale, “This little peanut was a ‘spicy’ kitten when I got her and that was an understatement for her. Picking her up at the house she was at before she came to me took over two hours (finding her was one thing, but catching her and getting her in a carrier was a WHOLE other thing) and resulted in several weeks on antibiotics for me after she ripped both my hands to shreds trying to catch her.

“Once I got her home and started working with her, she was so scared of people that she shoved herself into an air vent and crawled all the way down into our furnace through the ducts. After five hours of tearing down air ducts and destroying our furnace, we ended up getting her back into the house by trapping her in a section of duct work and carrying the whole thing upstairs with her in it. Believe it or not, that was the day I knew I couldn’t live without her, thus resulting in her adoption into the family and a well-earned forever name: Duct.

“Fast forward to today, Ducky follows me and my husband all over the house asking for snuggles. She loves meeting new people and is the most loving, cuddly, little grey cloud in the world and we love her so much. Stories like hers are what it’s all about for me; sometimes the spicy ones just need someone to love them for who they are, and the love they give in return is worth it all.” ❤️