Don’t Cats Eat Birds
A chicken is a bird, cats kill and eat birds, how did it so happen that Gladys a chicken is best friends with Snowy, the farm cat? This is really an unusual friendship. Gladys was hatched by a farmhouse hen. She was amongst 13 other chicks. A fox got into the chicken area and killed 11 of the chicks, then 2 others died later leaving Gladys as the only survivor. The farmer seeing that Gladys was lonely, and I would think traumatized, took her into the farmhouse to care for her.
An Unlikely Friendship
It was in the farmhouse where Gladys met snowy. Snowy is a 10 year old beautiful white cat. While Gladys was very fragile at first, still so young, Snowy took very good care of her. As Snowy would clean and care for himself, he would tend to keeping Gladys clean. He would rub up against Gladys how cats seem to love to do to show their affection.
Gladys Gets Stronger
Gladys would have not lived if she had not been brought into the house. They fed her bread crumbs at first to help her get stronger. Along with the care of the farm owners, Jane Etheridge, her husband Albert, and Snowy, Gladys grew up into a fine chicken and a pet. Even though she now goes outside, she still likes to come back in the house to visit with Snowy and the owners. Snowy really proved himself to be different from other cats. He was a stray cat when he was taken into the family. A bit strange according to Jane and a bit on the wild side. This would be normal since he was possibly fending for himself for some time before being adopted by them. To have taken this little chicken in and cared so lovingly for her, is just amazing.