Jimmy is an 85-year-old grandfather who lives in Puerto Rico. While he shares most things in life with his wife, there was recently one thing that he decided to keep from her.
You see, Jimmy’s wife doesn’t like animals. Jimmy, on the other hand, adores them.
Near their house, there are tons of stray cats. The two have previously disagreed about how to handle the strays. Jimmy wants to take care of them—his wife doesn’t.
Jimmy wanted to do anything he could to help out, so he started leaving food at the back of the house.
His granddaughter shared, “My grandpa felt for the stray cats and would leave food in the back of the house near his tool shed, a spot where my grandma doesn’t go.” He wanted to do everything he could to help out the strays.
Through feeding, Jimmy was able to bond with one stray in particular. After a few weeks of feedings, he realized that the cat was pregnant—very pregnant.
When Jimmy realized that the cat was pregnant, he decided to ask his wife if he could bring it inside. Just as he expected, she said no.
Instead of letting the cat go, he decided to convert his shed into a home for the cat. He wanted to give them a safe, comfortable play to stay inside.
Even after the cat gave birth to her kittens, Jimmy’s wife had no idea what was happening. He continued to feed them every day and make sure that they were safe and comfortable.
Three weeks after the kittens were born, she finally found out. When she saw the tiny kittens and how much they loved Jimmy, she was much more understanding. Their granddaughter shared, “She’s okay with them staying there until they’re old enough to have new homes.”
What a sweet gesture! He just wanted to do anything he could to help out this mama cat. I’m sure he saved the lives of a few of those sweet kittens.
In other news, this abandoned dog suffered a horrific attack—but it turned out happy in the end. Read the story here.