Yesterday, when Nik lifted the tarp to get hay for the goats, he found two tiny new kittens. One was clean, dry and fine, the other one had been just born, it hadn't been cleaned and it's cord not cut. Thing 2 is the mother, a feral cat who loathes humans. I cleaned the new baby just so it could breath, we got the hay we needed, covered the babes back up and made prayers she would come back to them. We checked about 30 minutes later and the feral hussy had taken the older babe but not the wet one I cleaned. We covered and waited 30 more minutes but nadda.
I think she left it because I had touched it. That actually doesn't happen that often in real life but it can and in this case, did.
It had been a little over an hour so I brought the babe inside, cut it's cord, cleaned it warmed it and fed it. It was so cold, i was afraid i had waited to long. but all it needed was some heat and food. That was yesterday afternoon and it's still doing wonderfully, eating perfectly and full of excellent kitten wick :)
Not at all what I would have asked for from the strange giant Easter Bunny, but a blessing just the same :)