Lost & Found by Joanne  Bradley

On Tuesday December 23rd 2008, my son Kevin came home for the Christmas holidays, taking the commuter train from downtown Montreal to our home here on the North Shore. Upon disembarking, he heard loud mewing, followed the source to a snowbank and found this pitiful baby bundle outside in -14 C degrees temperature. Since it was very close to someone’s front door, he knocked, but the woman who answered said she had a dog and was allergic to cats. He tried a few other houses in the vicinity but to no avail and so brought this little lost kitty home to us. Later in the day he canvassed the neighborhood but without any success, no one wanted to claim this little orphan. It is a mystery since this small cat appeared to be about 6 weeks old, had no frozen extremeties, did not appear to be starved and other than being scared and hungry at the time seemed to be in perfect health.
So we have welcomed kitty into our home and named him Frankie after Old Blues himself! This photo was taken a few minutes after my son brought him home.
To see how Frankie is doing now Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Feautred in Kittens, April 2009
RB popular art January 2009


  • Paul Gibbons
    Paul Gibbonsover 6 years ago

    What a real cutie, I guess we will see a lot more of him. Superb work.

  • Anne Staub
    Anne Staubover 6 years ago

    He’s so sweet Joanne! :)

  • tuffcookie
    tuffcookieover 6 years ago

    omg!! what a precious package! i’m so glad you son rescued this little beauty! great capture hun

  • Anne-Marie Bokslag
    Anne-Marie Bok...over 6 years ago

    Oh Joanne what a cutie. I can’t imagine nobody miss this little one! Glad your son rescued him

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 6 years ago

    Aaaaw! He looks so sad, what an adorable little fellow!

  • red addiction
    red addictionover 6 years ago

    Awwwwwwwwwwwww! Frankie was very lucky to be found by your son. It was meant to be. He found a part of him, I believe. Your story brings back memories, because my man found one of our kitties in a snow bank too along with other babies. She didnt look anymore than six weeks old. Her name is Kitty and she has lived with us for ten years now. I also adopted another cat, I named Peaches.

  • JudyBJ
    JudyBJover 6 years ago

    Frankie is very cute and beautiful and very lucky too.Have lots of fun togather

  • SofaKingWeird
    SofaKingWeirdover 6 years ago

    How cute, love the eyes.

  • SylviaHardy
    SylviaHardyover 6 years ago

    How lovely!! Thank you for sharing this lovely story and what a beautiful little cat. Can’t imagine no one wanting to find this sweet little fella. Just look at those beautiful blue eyes :-))

  • Corinne Noon
    Corinne Noonover 6 years ago

    ohhhh So Adorable and must have sweet to hold… Great capture !

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