It's still difficult to believe that Olivia...my Olivia...ever looked like the kitten in the above picture. She was a Craigslist kitty. The post stated that she was rescued from a home where she and her sisters were to be snake food. I wasn't so sure about this! A couple of phone calls were made and a meeting was set. I met the "rescuers" in a Walmart parking lot 30 minutes from my home. This was close to a Russell Stover candy/chocolate store so I figured, even if I didn't take Olivia home with me, I'd at least not have wasted a trip to get some chocolate. I'll admit that I didn't think too much of her when I saw her. She looked worse in person than in the picture that was advertised on Craigslist. But the moment she was in my arms she crawled as best she could to touch my left cheek with her head, and she began to purr. That was it for me. I knew then that she would be mine and that I would love her completely. I didn't stop at the chocolate store. I went straight to PetSmart and purchased everything she could possibly need. I took her home to meet my Dachshund, Chester. Their love was instant. She loved him so much that she gave him ringworm coupled with a staph infection. Upon taking them both to my vet, it was discovered that Olivia had ear mites, ringworm, and was malnourished with patches of hair missing due to ringworm. Chester had ringworm and staph infection. The following weeks were tough trying to get them both healed, but they never complained. They played and ate and slept and kept on loving each other and me.