Feeney scooped the kitten up and sat with her on a chair at a nearby restaurant. But what could she do? Feeney was only in Indonesia on a short visit from the U.K., and she couldn't exactly take the kitten with her.
The restaurant where Feeney sat was closed for Ramadan, a Muslim holiday celebrated in Indonesia, but Feeney wanted to feed the kitten. She went to a nearby shop and bought the best kitten-appropriate food she could find in the small town, which was an egg and a tin of sweetened milk. She borrowed a bowl from the restaurant and fed the kitten on her lap. "She was like a bag of bones," Feeney tells The Dodo, "so weak and helpless."