In October 2013, Haley Williams' father had just gotten out of the hospital. He had suffered a stroke and and it was a stressful experience for the entire family, Williams told The Dodo. A neighbor who lived not too far from them in Kansas wanted to check up on them, so Williams and her family stopped by to visit.
"Our neighbors have always had a bunch of cats," Williams said. "All of them outside, malnourished, flea-ridden, with eye infections and bad tempers. Inbreeding was a common occurrence ... While they are nice old folks, it always broke my heart to see those cats in the condition they were in."
During the visit, Williams' father came across a kitten whom Haley and her sister fell in love with at once. As they would learn, two cats at their neighbors' residence recently gave birth at the same time.