A stray cat carrying six children was recently found in South Los Angeles. The kittens were just two days old at the time, and they required guardians. Jen Marder, a Wrenn Rescues volunteer, took them to her house.
The mother cat proved to be fully docile in her new home. “As soon as I took her out of the container, she started affectionately fondling me.” “Being a talker, she made it apparent that she needed attention and snuggled up in my arms, purring,” Jen adds.
When Jen entered the room, the mother cat (called Cleopatra or Klepa) fawned over her. Jen recalls, “She yearned to sit on warm laps and receive all the caresses and love.”
Klepa drew attention to herself by rubbing against Jen’s hands when she came to care for the kittens. But, no matter how nice a cat is to humans, her biggest virtue was that she was a fantastic mother.