Stray cats are usually seen as a nuisance and whether or not you should look after them tends to split opinions. Contrasting opinions are more awkward when it’s between couples but this is what happened with this man and his wife.
Jimmy, an 85-year-old man who lives in Puerto Rico with his wife has a number of stray cats in their neighbourhood and the couple has never really seen eye-to-eye when it comes to their involvement with them.
Kind and caring, Jimmy wants to supply all the hospitality he can to these creatures but his wife doesn’t want them anywhere in the house.
That’s when Jimmy decided to become a rogue agent and go under the radar.
“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,” said his granddaughter Syl. “This particular cat was especially friendly and got attached to my grandpa.”
It turns out that the cat in question was pregnant, that’s when Jimmy knew that his undercover tactics had reached the next level.
Apparently, Jimmy’s wife nixed the idea of taking in the expectant cat mum and her soon-to-be-born babies but Jimmy, unhappy with her decision, decided to go a head and let them stay in the shed anyway.
After the kittens were born, Jimmy continued to look after them, meanwhile, his wife remained in blissful ignorance of the whole situation.
When Syl was asked about her grandfather’s kind-hearted nature, she said: “My grandpa is really kind and has always loved animals, so it’s not really that surprising.”
The mother cat was definitely grateful for all that Jimmy had done for her and her newborns. But not every covert operation remains a well-kept secret and despite his best efforts, Jimmy wasn’t able to keep his secret feline family from his wife forever.
Three weeks after the kittens were born, she found out. Though she wasn’t best of pleased to learn about her husbands secret other family of kittens or that their shed had been transformed into a cat sanctuary behind her back, Jimmy’s wife suddenly became much more understanding when she spotted the kittens.
Jimmy’s wife was okay with them staying there until they’re old enough to find new homes. The pair still loves each other very much and she can’t deny how caring he is.
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