The Story Of How Ollie Got To Be Where He Is

Wow, this is a Super Resqte Story, People. Please welcome our Cuteporter today, Susan C.

“I’ve been a fan of the site for many years and have had many joyful moments of squeeing over the Cuteness. I have a submission and story to offer you.”

“On October 8, 2013, I was on my way to a meeting. I had taken a wrong turn and pulled over to try to sort out my location.”

“It was around 5:30pm so there was a good bit of traffic. Several yards away in the middle of the street I noticed some little critter and thought to myself ‘That chipmunk sure has a long tail.'”

“After a few seconds, I realized that it wasn’t a chipmunk but a very small kitten in the middle of the road. As I watched, two SUV’s barely missed flattening the poor baby.”

“I drove to the kitten as quickly as I could and when I got out of the car, the tiny gray and white kitten looked up at me and mewed.”

“I said, ‘Oh, come here, baby’ because I’m a crazy lady who talks to cats. He had a bloody little nose and his eyes were very runny.”

“I asked some people in the neighborhood if anyone knew of a cat with a litter….but no one knew of one.”

“Based on his rough appearance, I surmised that he was probably from a feral litter.”

“I took the little guy to our local emergency vet and they said the bloody nose was just a scrape and gave me some ointment for his eyes.”

“She estimated his age at four weeks. On the way there, I called my husband to tell him of my find and he said ‘I guess we have a new kitten.'”

“We did indeed have a new kitten. Oliver, named after another fortunate orphan, joined our cat household of Buddy and Missy and now he is a beloved member of the family.”




  1. Yay for Ollie and Susan C. finding each other! I nominate Susan C’s husband for Men of CO based on his response to her telling him about the little guy.

    And I love Ollie’s dapper little gray tuxedo. What a handsome fellow he is.

  2. Off-topic, I know, but I need to know if Susan ever made it to her meeting, or if she just blew it off.

  3. Kellygirl says:

    Bless you for rescuing this little angel!

  4. I didn’t make it to the meeting, which was a pot-luck dinner, but after I left the emergency vet, I delivered the cake I had baked for it.

  5. That was my thought too, Gayle. Kitten vs. Meeting. I suspect the meeting lost.

  6. Wonderful kitten, wonderful story, wonderful rescuer, wonderful husband.

  7. The two kittehs at the window haz left me for ded. Ded I says!

  8. Michelle Pellay-Walker says:

    I’ve been following Ollie’s story on Facebook for quite some time now, but this is the first time I’ve seen the videos!! Such a cute baby, and this continues to be a TERRIFIC story!! 🙂

  9. Clairdelune says:

    Lucky Ollie, he was in the wrong place but at the right time… and lucky Susan who got to rescue Ollie… Love to Susan and her husband, two more people who restore some hope for the human species. It was kismet!! 😀

  10. Shelley Noble says:

    Hooray! Yay You for the kind and perfect rescue.

  11. Squeeeeeeeee! 🙂

  12. twocityshibas says:

    G’ah, adorable. Susan C, you rock!! (Yes, Berg, her husband is a men of CO candidate sight unseen!)

  13. Hooray for Susan C! (and her husband!) Lucky little Ollie getting such a good furever home. 🙂 He is just adorable.

  14. Sandi Lee says:

    I agree that Susan C. and her husband are the kind of people that should populate the ENTIRE world. I would have done the same thing (as would all CO fans), but so glad Susan was where she needed to be to scoop up this little darling and add him to the lucky kitties already “livin’ the life”. A real feel-good story!

  15. Also: special tabby love for the ‘disciplinarian’ cat. Ollie is going to behave . . . or else!

  16. Yay for Ollie! And for his people! I am digging the quilt, too. 🙂

  17. Such a happy playful little guy. He’s very lucky to have you as hooman Mom and Dad and the furry siblings!

  18. AWW 😀 I am so glad to hear that you were able to rescue dear sweet little Ollie and give him a loving forever home, Susan C. 😀 I hope you have many long and happy years with dear sweet Ollie, dear sweet Buddy and dear sweet Missy 😀