Why did Camryn think it was fate? She told her mom just the day before that she needed a cat and had already decided on the name for a little boy: Cowboy. Thinking about a cat probably help take her mind off her present troubles, as it does for so many people. But then it seems she manifested a kitten as if from thin air.
“I’m getting a cat, and I’m naming him Cowboy,” she said after repeatedly saying how much she needed a cat the week before. Then, when she took an unexpected walk, she found the tiny newborn still with the umbilical cord attached. Unfortunately, there was no trace of the mom or other kittens, but Cowboy was in good hands, right where he was meant to be, purrhaps? She was willing to feed the 3-ounce baby every two hours around the clock.
“The chances of him surviving without his mom were almost zero, and if I had decided to go on that walk just 5 minutes earlier or later, he wouldn’t have stood a chance,” she said.
“Right in front of me was the kitten I had asked for. He was a boy and had black and white spots like a cow. I brought him home, cut his umbilical cord, washed him with dawn dish soap, gave him his first bottle, and stared at him in awe. I didn’t just find any kitten, I quite literally found Cowboy.”
Maybe it really was fate, after all? We’ve seen many stories where it seems a kitten chose their family.