Then, suddenly, she had to live outside. Some kind strangers fed her, and she slept under cars at night, even in the rain and cold. She grew very shy, not knowing who to trust. She had several litters of kittens, but none of them lived long enough to grow up. Life outside was very hard.
Two people in particular took an interest in her. They fed her regularly, and they had her spayed and vaccinated. They noticed when she wasn't feeling well and took her back to the vet. The vet said she needed medication and a special diet, or she would not live very long.
And so she got to live indoors again. She was still very shy. It took her a long time to build up her confidence.
But with the medicine, and plenty of time to wash, and a warm bed to sleep in, and regular meals, and a lot of kind words from her new favorite human, she became a very happy cat. She even remembered how to give kisses.