Hi there! My husband and I are western expats who live in Kuwait...where we adopted our fuzzy friend, Monkey.
We adopted Monkey when she was 3 weeks old...a kind Samaritan found under a pile of rubble in Kuwait City. After a bit of searching + waiting, Monkey's mother never turned up...so the Samaritan scooped her up and took on the mission of finding her a forever family.
When she came to us, she weighed less than half a pound...and almost immediately became very sick due to something she picked up on the street. Thankfully, we had access to a wonderful vet who prescribed saline injections + medication. I don't work while living abroad...so I spent the first week with a teeny shivering kitten on my chest for 18 hours a day.
Needless to say, during that time I fell head over heels for this tiny, helpless furball.
Now Monkey is 6 months old, very healthy and CRAZY energetic! Because we had such a rocky start, we try to let her know she is SO loved...even if she started her life as an orphaned kitty on the Street of Hard Knocks!
And so in short, I suppose I am ready to say...Hello. My name is Bethany, and I am a Crazy Cat Lady.
Photos of our little Monkey are attached!