Thursday, September 13, 2007

More kittens!

I'm really being tested with kittens this week!

I stopped at home tonight after work to change clothes before heading out to meet a friend for dinner. I pulled into a parking spot in front of my building and there was a little kitten sitting on the steps! It was really skittish and ran under the steps when I got close and was watching me. I ran in, changed clothes and came back out with some kitten chow that I put near the spot the kitten was hiding. I couldn't touch it but it was watching me.

As I was in the car getting ready to back out another kitten and the mom come walking out from behind a bush towards the kitten that is hiding. I did a double take because the other kitten was a dead ringer for Nikki, a cat I used to have. Freaky. They were both skittish and looking around and then the mom started to eat the food I put out.

If I had a guess I'd guess these 2 kittens about between 6-7 weeks old. When I got home tonight I saw at least one of the kittens in the spot under the steps watching me, as I got closer it moved away. I went inside, pet my cats, grabbed a little bowl of kitten chow and a bowl of water and took it back outside. I don't know if the mom cat was under there with the kitten(s) but I am sure she was nearby.

I'm hoping that they will not be so scared of me and will let me pet them and hold them because if I can I'll catch them and take them to a no kill shelter where they'll get adopted out. Kittens always adopt out first and I hope I can get the mom cat to trust me, too, becase I will take her in so she can get fixed and adopted as well.

I can't have any more kittens, I can't, I can't, I can't. I'm sure being tested this week!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Kittens, Kittens and more Kittens

Say it with me now, no more kittens.

I love cats and it is very hard to not bring home every one I see. Saturday I went with Jim to a pig roast at one of his cousin's. One of the little girls there came walking across the yard with a teeny tiny kitten in her arms and said there were others. They had a cat that had kittens and there are 4, 4 week old kittens teetering around. Absolutely precious. 2 pure black and 2 tigers that look like Willow.

Afer awhile I snagged one of the tigers that was being carted around and around and around by one of the kids. Little thing settled right now and napped for a bit then got up and teetered off. I later found it being carted around by another kid. Very cute. Later on I was cuddling one of the black kittens and it curled up under my neck and slept for at least 3 hours. Everyone kept telling me that I had to take it home because we had bonded.

It took all the strength I had to say no and put it back. At the end of the night I took two of the kittens back into the barn and tried to hide them out of the way of the kids because they were being manhandled by them. Very good-natured kittens!

If I had a larger apartment or lived in a house I would have taken one. As it was Jim had to tell me no and keep telling me that I can't have any more, 2 are enough for me.