She led her rescuers right to her babies 💕
Mama Clue was discovered outside the home of an elderly couple. When the couple’s son paid a visit, he discovered the adorable cat, whose eyes were crusted shut. He followed her to the den where she’d been sleeping, where he saw three little kittens waiting for her.
Mama Clue realized she and her infants needed assistance, so she directed someone to them as soon as she could.
The man who discovered the family contacted Coastal Bend Cat Rescue, which swiftly agreed to fund a vet visit for Mama Clue and her babies. The rescue didn’t have an available foster home at the moment, but they knew they couldn’t just leave the family outside, so they devised a solution.
“At the time, [Mama Clue] was considered to have serious eye infections that were just sealing her eyelids shut, and she was given a shot of antibiotics,” Coastal Bend Cat Rescue officer Mary Huckabee told The Dodo. “We were concerned about the health of the 1-week-old kids if they had to stay outside with a sick mama, so we did some foster home rearranging and made room for Clue and her babies in a family with an experienced mama/baby foster.”
All three kittens had health issues that needed to be addressed, and everyone was relieved that they were rescued just in time. Mama Clue’s foster mother realized that her eyes were not just diseased, but that she had no normal eye tissue and had always been absolutely blind. She’d managed to survive on her own and be a fantastic mother to her children, including making sure they were located and taken somewhere secure.
Mama Clue, Candyland, Monopoly, and Chutes and Ladders were all given names after board games. The kittens began to heal almost immediately, and Mama Clue has proven time and again that she is the best mother ever.
“Mama Clue is a wonderful mother — being blind doesn’t bother her in the least,” Huckabee remarked. “At first, she was quite protective of her kids and adored having a Kitty Kasa to keep them safe in.” She would constantly monitor her foster mom when she withdrew the babies from their cube for daily weighing and medicine. She was occasionally astonished when a baby meowed from an unexpected location. She was furious when the babies became active about 3 weeks of age and refused to stay where she put them! She would carry them back to ‘their place’ over and over until she recognized she was losing the struggle and her pups were ready to roam.”
In addition to caring for her offspring, Mama Clue has relaxed her guard now that she is safe in her foster home and has turned into the sweetest little thing. She adores scratches and belly rubs and is always delighted to see her foster mother enter the room. Despite having been an outdoor cat her entire life, she is overjoyed to be living the life of luxury and has no desire to return.
The kittens and Mama Clue will be ready to find their happy homes once they are old enough and completely healed. Until then, they’re content to live in the security of the home Mama Clue found for them.