Grandpa Sent Her to Our Door

by Shana Toth
(Mooresville, North Carolina, USA)

Mocha loves laying in bed ...

Mocha loves laying in bed ...

It was 2003 and I had recently lost my grandfather, with whom I was extremely close. He had passed away a short time before that and believe it or not, had bright blue eyes and cream colored hair.

My now husband (boyfriend at the time) and I were sitting at his apartment trying to figure out what to do that day. It was early New Year's Day as a matter of fact.

We were in mid sentence, when we heard the softest little "mew" being repeated outside the door.

Being a ground floor apartment, we cracked open the door and there was this little cream-colored thing with the most amazing blue eyes I'd ever seen on a cat.

We figured she belonged to someone and decided to put out some tuna and milk, both of which she ignored. Instead, she came back to the door, continuing to "mew".

We knew right then that she didn't want the food, she wanted us. It was like she knew she was supposed to find us at that apartment that morning.

We believe she was dropped off in the complex a short time before, because she was extremely clean and healthy, although no tags or ID's were found along with her.

The neighbors said that they saw a car driving off around dawn, and several kittens were left behind. (We later saw what we thought was a brother or sister wandering around, and panicked that she'd gotten out.)

She was so beautiful, and we decided that since she was the color of an iced coffee drink, we'd call her Mocha.

She is the best thing that has happened to my husband and I, and I believe she was a gift from my grandfather, sent to be with us.

My boyfriend (now husband) never got a chance to meet my grandfather, so I like to think that this was his way of connecting with my husband.

I love having her in our lives and I was so excited to find your site so I could share our story.

Thank you and God Bless,


Reply from Caroline:

What a lovely story! Thanks so much for posting, it, Shana. Mocha looks like a Tortie Point Siamese to me. She has beautiful coloring, and, as you say, wonderful bright blue eyes.

It always amazes me that people can just dump kittens, it seems so heartless. Mocha was very lucky to find you (or, perhaps, as you say, a different power was at work that day).

I do hope the other kittens were equally lucky. A wonderful New Year's Day gift from your grandfather!

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Jan 30, 2012
What a beautiful one !
by: Anonymous

You are so lucky !! She is lovely ... I am sure she helps you remember your dear grandfather every day !!

Jan 30, 2012
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