Michael Shinkle enjoys going camping with his kid. Their favorite site is a hidden little hideaway away from the rest of the world, but the last time they went, they were surprised to see someone else there.
Shinkle and his son saw a cat wandering around the woods alone when they arrived at their camping area. Shinkle felt she had been abandoned since she was quite emaciated. His kid began befriending the adorable cat as he was setting up their campsite, and Shinkle had a hunch the cat would be returning home with them after the camping vacation was over.
Despite the fact that they had only brought enough food for themselves, the father-son combo generously shared what they had with the cat. They ate in their tent as the cat crawled all over it, already missing her new mates, and they fed her everything they had leftover when it came time for dinner.
It wasn’t long before it was time for Shinkle to go to his tent, but he wasn’t sound asleep for long. He got up to investigate and waved his phone light around, only to be met with eight pairs of eyes looking back at him. Their new cat acquaintance turned out to be the mother of three little kittens.
Shinkle and his son departed their camping vacation with four new family members in tow, since he had already chosen to take the stray cat home with him.
Shinkle posted on a GoFundMe page for the cat family, “She’s quite a happy kitty now.” “There’s no way this cat wasn’t domesticated, given how much she wants to be petted.”
Shinkle and his family opted to adopt all four cats and are overjoyed to be able to provide them with the loving homes they so well deserve. The mom cat and her kittens would not have survived if this father and son hadn’t opted to go camping that weekend. They’ve finally found their permanent family and are savoring every second of their new existence.