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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I Fear the Word is Getting Out

You know, it is bad enough when the human neighbors figure out that they can probably hand me the stray cat they find, and get me to take care of it.  But it is starting to look like the cat neighbors are starting to figure that out, too.

Sunday morning I was out refilling the supplies for the outside kitties, and I started hearing a kittie crying.  After I called out a few times, a little kitten came crawling out of one of the shelters I keep in the area, still crying for all he(?) was worth.  I looked around and couldn't see any momma cat, or even any more kittens.  He wouldn't let me catch him, so I finally left him go, rather than chase him totally out of his territory.  I left the back door open a crack, and figured he would come inside or not.

He came inside about half an hour later, and eventually found the food and water.  He set to like he hadn't seen food in a while, then hid himself away for a nap.



By Monday, he was starting to figure I wasn't going to eat him, and that cuddling with me might not be all that bad a thing after all.  Now, he is starting to turn into a lap cat, although he still hasn't been confident enough to take a nap in my lap.

I'm going to have to check around, and see if I've stolen someone's new kitten, or if he really is a feral kittie.




The current crew is not at all sure they approve, although reactions are mostly limited to grrrrrrsss and an occasional head thwopp.

Anne Bonney on the left

PS: Another, older kittie came by a couple times late Sunday and early Monday.   I've seen this cat around a few times, but she will not let me get close to her.  This kittie looks a little like the new kitten, and was crying and looking around Sunday evening when she first showed up, so that might well have been the momma cat.

I thought about showing the kitten to this cat, to see what happened.  But the kitten had hid himself away somewhere, so I just let things go as they were.  If that was the momma cat, I hope someday to be able to tell her that her kitten is safe and warm, and doing fine. 



39 comments:

Crafting Queen said...

WHat a cute little kitten.

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Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

aww.. some kitty must have put some hobo markings near your house as a good place to get a meal :) Thank you for helping the kitty and hopefully you can find a good home for it.. (even if that home is yours if you are so inclined)

Brian said...

I agree, that little one is just so cute! Thanks for the well wishes, I appreciate them and I appreciate you so much!

Julie Baugh said...

The little one is sweet, hope if that was his mom, they can soon be back together again.

Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey said...

Awww.... I hope all turns out well for this sweet little one...

Melody said...

Awe! Kitten is precious! I like the way Anne Bonney was watching kitten eating!
Hope you found the owner of the sweet kitten.

Have Treat Filled Day!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

TBT here: I would like to be a quiet watcher from your roof (meaning like a fly on the wall) when things like that happen. Keep up the good work. I may get to that someday. Not yet, but someday...

Safe Haven Hotel said...

Bless you for taking this litte one in...........but I too know all about neighbours that try to drop homeless kitties in my lap because they know I do rescue work. Makes me crazy!

Colehaus Cats said...

Uh oh, the word looks like it's definitely out. Hurrah for you being there for them! What cuties! Purrs...

Nerissa said...

Oh what a cutie! An absolutely adorable cutie-pie!!!

Is he or she gonna live with you now? You have a name picked out?

I bet that WAS the momma kitty. I sure do hope you can befriend her and let her know her baby is safe and sound and as cute as a button. Even cuter!

Purrs,
Nissy

san said...

Hi Catz at Lee County
We got the fat angel cat statue from ETSY at

Its https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/56342448/angel-cat-art-sculpture-pet-memorial?ref=shop_home_active

We are sure you can get to it easily.
Thanks for coming by and giving us comfort when our cats Megat and Totoro went to the Bridge.

Marilia Bavaresco said...

So cute baby!

Hilary said...

what a cutie!

Ragdoll Mommy said...

Adorable.

Hilary said...

what a sweet and lucky kitty to find you

Julie Baugh said...

What a little sweetie, and he was very fortunate that you were there for him.

Ginger Jasper said...

I came to say thank you so much for the visit with loving comments when we lost our sweet boy. So appreciated and helped us so much. Hugs Carol x

mythreemoggies said...

Hello there thank you for popping by and wishing our boy Oscar a quick recovery xx

mythreemoggies said...

Oh lets hope Mama cat pops by soon xxx

Mr. Hendrix said...

Aw, sounds like the word is out for sure. Those kitties are lucky to have you and your kind heart. I'm sure that if you send a thought out to the mommy kitty, she'll hear you and know her baby is safe. It is pretty darn cute.

Andrea said...

Aww, glad you took the little one in. Hopefully mama cat is around somewhere!

Annie Bear said...

Thanks for visiting! How sweet of you to take that little one in and that he's still doing well. I wonder if you found the other, older kitty.

onespoiledcat said...

What an adorable kitten....I'm sure if that WAS Momma cat looking for her baby, she might have followed his scent to your door and "knows" he's safe. So nice of you to let him stay!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today - it's always nice to meet new friends.

Kitty hugs, Sammy

Silver Meow said...

so... so... SO.... Cute!

Carolina Cats said...

Hi Kitties,

Thank you for coming by to wish me a Happy Gotcha Day. It was lovely to have you visit.

That little kittnen is furry cute! What a good mom you have to take him in. I hope he finds his own speshal home soon.

Purrs & hugs,
Jazzy

Bellen said...

I'm glad the little fellow knew where to go for help. How is he doing?

Bellen said...

Thanks for your comment about Cammie's progress. You mentioned that you thought she would soon be back on my lap. Your remark was well-timed: I read it after having Cammie on my lap again, for about twenty minutes, her purring up a storm. It was an equally happy feeling for me.

Charliepuss said...

Happy 2014 to you!
Charlie

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Liz & the Kitties said...

How very sweet! Bright blessings upon you for taking in and taking care of so many kitties.
I am sure the momma kitty will eventually come in if it is her baby.
Thanks so much for stopping by our poor neglected bloggie today!

Karen Jo said...

The kitten is cute as can be. If the mom cat is hanging around your house, I hope that you can let her know that her baby is safe and sound. Thank you for your purrs for Bambino. He is eating more and seems to be feeling better. Right now he is sitting on the computer desk, purring and watching me type.

Brooke Lowry said...

What a darling little kitten! BTW, thanks for stopping by our new blog!

Bellen said...

Thank you for your condolences on Bear-Bear's passing. It's funny that even a couple of days after he left me, a new routine - or is it the old one? - has begun, yet I feel all the time that something is missing, that someone is being excluded. Part of me hopes that uncomfortable feeling will never go away.

Austin Towers said...

Hi, thanks for popping by the blog :) How is that gorgeous kitten doing?

Timmy Tomcat said...

Just checking in to say hello. Things ok?

Katie Isabella said...

Your kindness and dear heart gave my mommy leaky eyes. Thank you. for taking care of them.

Safe Haven Hotel said...

What an adorable little thing - thanks goodness for you! Hopefully you can find him/her a good warm where they will be loved and kept safe forever.