A Victoria girl is counting her blessings this Thanksgiving after a day of kayaking within the B.C. Inside ended along with her saving a life, and including a brand new member to her household.
Jodi Miranda and a gaggle of buddies have been heading for shore after a day of kayaking on the Columbia River within the Kootenays final Friday when she heard a peculiar sound.
“We began to align ourselves to depart the river and I heard this little, ‘Meow, meow,’ and I’m trying round and requested my buddies, ‘Did anyone else hear a cat?’” Miranda mentioned.
Thrice, the group circled the encircling space.
“I take a look at this fallen tree department and, at first, I assumed it was a bit little bit of leaves wedged into the tree, and I heard this meow and (noticed) a bit tiny mouth transfer,” Miranda mentioned.
“Solely its head was above water. Its entire physique was underneath water (and) it was sort of hung up on some twigs underneath its chin.”
Miranda scooped up the forlorn feline, kayaked again to shore and wrapped the sopping, shivering kitten in a towel.
“At the moment, we didn’t know if it was a boy or lady. We simply knew it was simply this soaking moist little darling,” she mentioned.
A go to to the vet confirmed it was not solely a boy, however was solely between 4 and 5 weeks previous and, miraculously, was wholesome.
Miranda has adopted the kitten – a choice she says was made early on.
“Just about as I paddled to shore,” she mentioned with amusing.
She named him Nemo.
“Similar to the film, Discovering Nemo, he simply stored swimming till we discovered him,” she mentioned.
Miranda’s household, together with her 90-pound canine Winston, are adapting fairly properly to their teeny addition.
The household does not understand how Nemo ended up in such a dangerous place, however Miranda believes destiny introduced them collectively.
“I’m a agency believer, all the pieces occurs for a motive,” she mentioned.
“If we had not heard that little cry, who is aware of? I don’t assume that little kitty would have (stood) an opportunity.”
As a substitute, Nemo is spending his first Thanksgiving along with his eternally household.
Miranda says Nemo is rising stronger day-after-day.
Within the simply the previous week, he’s gained about 227 grams, or half a pound.