Kitty on the freeway!!
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Today started out to be a normal day of running errands , started by loading up my van with things to recycle , hadn't went for 2 weeks and had 5 or 6 bags of cans ,glass , paper , plastic , and styrofoam too. Stopped and got fresh produce from our downtown Eastern mkt. Picked up some boxes from the preschool my daughter works at to take to storage. All of this is in the big downtown Detroit area so there are several expressway junctions , when we got on I75 going around 60mph my daughter said mom I just seen a kitten , I didnt really think it was a real kitten but she was devastated that it was on the interstate ,and it wasnt in residential , it was business district with lots of big 18 wheelers zooming through along with all of the busy downtown traffic.quite curious I did exit , go back a mile to see if it was really a kitten down on the interstate. We were deep down with several junctions in this area , I slowed down and turned on my emergency flashers. Low and behold we came upon the cutest little orange kitten not more than 7 or 8 weeks old. It was terrified just as we were with all the big loud trucks zooming by. I always keep a blanket in the van in case of emergencies so we threw it on him gently , as we didnt want it to dash into the traffic or to scratch my daughter up as she tried to save it , the poor little thing was trying to climb the 20 foot cement wall surrounding the area. His little claws were almost raw! Lord knows how long he had been there or how he got there.I wouldn't think a cat would wander onto the freeway with all the noise and fast movement , and it is just inconceivable to think that someone could have put this small innocent creature in that situation. All I know is that we were there at the right time and done the right thing by saving him. Unfortunately we lost our cat Blue just 2 months ago , he was hit by a car , and he never roamed far just a couple houses or so and come home after a few minutes or so. This little orange cat has blue eyes just like our beloved Blue did ,for some strange reason I think our Boy Blue has returned to us in a spiritual way.Anyway I think that we may keep this little guy and call him Freeway , as I just said in the blog yesterday (the best things in life are free)