Cat Named Batman Has His Own Rough Origin Story

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One day, my husband called and asked me to come with him to see some cats he’d found. We drove 30 minutes to the location, where there was a colony of feral cats living behind a Hardy’s and a car wash. A woman there was trying to find good homes for these cats, so she captured a tiny black kitten and handed him off to us… apparently my husband told her we would take one home before I got there; this was news to me.


Completely unprepared, and very nervous at the commitment of having a cat, I found a cardboard box in which to take the kitten home. He meowed the entire way back to our house, and we quickly put him in a large bathroom to keep him isolated until we could determine what kind of condition he was in. We gave him a little bowl of water and ran off to the pet store to get all the supplies a cat needs.

When we took him to the vet a few days later, we found out that he was about 5-weeks-old, less than a pound, and he had coccidia and fleas. Needless to say, it took some work to get him healthy. We settled on the name Batman, because the white spot on his tummy reminded us of the bat symbol. Besides his less than ideal health, Batman was terrified of humans. He stayed in the same corner of the bathroom for about a week straight. Determined to win him over, every day I would go in there and sit with him. Eventually he warmed up to me and became less and less frightened of people.


Today he is a beautiful, healthy, loving, and vibrant cat. Batman is the best thing that ever happened to us.

Story submitted by Justine from St. Louis, Missouri.

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