85-Year-Old Man Hides Deep, Dark, Furry Secret From His WifeJulie E.H.
Jimmy isn’t your average 85-year-old gentleman. He has a HUGE heart with a soft spot for animals. When a hoard of stray cats made their way to Jimmy’s neighborhood in Puerto Rico, he wanted to do anything he could to help them. But… his wife was not thrilled with the idea.
Syl, Jimmy’s granddaughter, reported to The Dodo: “My grandpa felt for the stray cats and would leave food in the back of the house near his tool shed, a spot where my grandma doesn’t go. This particular cat was especially friendly and got attached to my grandpa.”
The cat that got attached to Jimmy turned out to be pregnant. And… Jimmy got pulled in even deeper. Syl wrote on Twitter:
my grandpa let a stray cat have her kittens in his tool shed and now he's raising a bunch of cats behind my grandmas back bc she said no— syl (@lillsyl) March 9, 2017
Jimmy asked his wife, again, if the pregnant cat could stay with them, but again, his wife said no. So Jimmy went ahead, anyway, and made a little home for the soon-to-be-cat-mom in their shed, knowing his wife rarely went out to there anyway.
When Syl learned about her grandfather’s secret stash of a momma cat and her newborn kittens, she wasn’t that surprised. “My grandpa is really kind and has always loved animals,” Syl said. “So it’s not really that surprising.”
The mom cat gave birth to a litter of adorable, healthy kittens and of course, the entire crew became attached to Jimmy.
In spite of his furtiveness, three weeks after they were born, Jimmy’s wife did find out about his hidden furry family.
THANKFULLY, she wasn’t that upset. It was most likely their sweet, furry faces, looking up at her, that changed her mind.
Jimmy’s wife has accepted the furry family and his okay with them staying in the cozy shed until the kittens are old enough to find forever homes.
Source: The Dodo