The Hairballs
Korina, Tabitha, & Tumble

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I have always been more of a dog person, but we had outdoor cats when I was growing up. In November 2015, I took our kiddos on a trip to our local shelter, the Humane Society of North Texas Waggin’ Tails. We had looked at a few kittens online before going, so we had a couple we wanted to see. They set the shelter up so you can walk in and visit with your potential furball. It didn’t take long before we knew exactly which kittens would be a suitable match. Tanner picked Korina, a cute little Siamese mix who was already four months old, and Skye chose a little three-month-old Tortoiseshell named Tabitha. Tabitha is a special needs kitty. One of her front paws did not form correctly, and she has a claw that does not retract. They ended up being a purr-fect fit for our family, and each other!

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Tabitha and Korina

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A few weeks after returning home from Six Flags back in November, we saw a mama cat and four kittens take cover under our porch stairs while pulling into the driveway. Mama had taught the little ones well - run from humans. A week later as my husband was headed out the door to visit the auto parts store, he noticed one of the kittens on our driveway meowing, and called me outside to investigate. The kitten was cold and in distress, and probably had been for quite some time. Mama was no where to be seen, and honestly, we hadn't seen her in a few days. As I was moving this little guy into a cardboard box with newspaper I noticed the other kitten staring at us from under the stairs. Talk about a tug on the heartstrings! I believe mama was moving the kittens and this little one just didn't have the energy, and it's sibling stayed back with him. Mama cat never returned and unfortunately, the little kitten didn't make it, leaving his sibling all alone. I don't believe in feeding the feral cats that roam our neighborhood but there was no way that I was going to let this little kitten starve. We bought some wet kitten food and some milk replacer. Three days later, we moved this little kitten indoors. Meet Warrior Tumbledart the Brave and Loyal. My daughter came up with the name and she has been living up to it daily!

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Tumble

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