I was a single cat with three tiny kittens to feed.
I used to sneak in through a hole at the back.
I gave birth to my three kittens in there.
I wanted to live there with the pretty lady and her two fat, lazy, overfed cats.
I ate all of it.
One time the pretty lady said "This is fresh cooked chicken from Sainsbury's. My mum bought it for you."
I thought her mum must be very nice.
How on earth was I going to get my kittens to stop being scared of the pretty lady, & to understand that she wanted to help us & not hurt us?
Tuna, chicken, corned beef, salmon.
It was a buffet of all the best, wafty, smelly foods she could think of to tempt my little kittens.
Yay! The first problem was solved.
All the fresh, wafty food was lovely.
I was very happy & so were my kittens.
But we were still living in the shed!
How was I going to get my kittens into the house?
She had been thinking about the problem too & had come up with a plan to help me!
She didn't move. She didn't make a sound. She just waited.
My kittens were afraid of her, but they wanted the food!
As the days passed, they got used to seeing the pretty lady sitting still in the chair, waiting, each time she brought out some food.
The pretty lady couldn't move or touch my kittens though.
How was she going to take them into the house?
I was starting to feel more & more tired.
It was hard work feeding my kittens so much milk, trying to keep them safe, & hunting for food for myself.
I was getting ill & tired.
My kittens were afraid of the box but they were very hungry.
After sitting looking at the box & the lady for a while, they edged close & ate the food.
This time she put the food & the box closer to each other.
My kittens definitely didn't like that box, but they were too hungry to fuss for too long & eventually, while I & the pretty lady waited, they ate the food.
The pretty lady was very patient.
I liked her very much.
I purred a lot, just so she'd know I really liked her.
Right then was when I realised I loved her.
I was very tired & getting ill.
What was the pretty lady going to do next to help me get my kittens into the house?