Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Cat Chronicles, Part 2

First and foremost, I want to thank all of you for your encouraging comments and emails. I think I'm still quite numb at finding SIX kittens along with the Momma Cat! Keep the good thoughts coming that we can find all the kittens homes when they're weaned!

Here you see where the little family had taken up residence under the front deck. Momma couldn't have chosen a better spot. No coyote, skunk or other predator would have ever been able to get back up into where she had stashed her six Treasures.

Above is the little mob of kittens, sleeping. I will need to find a bigger box or use the bottom of the large carrier I used last night to house the little family in the barn. We wanted to be sure we didn't bring any disease into the house to affect our older cats. Dr. Bill came out this morning and christened the group as disease free, so they now reside in the Guest Bathroom. There are three girls and three boys. Seems I have better luck with cats than I do with sheep! LOL!

And here is the little momma. Bill said she was under a year old. She is a tiny little thing. But she is so sweet! When Bill was drawing blood for the tests she was purring and kneading his hands while he had the needle in her leg. What a little trooper she was!
She's had a bit of the "runs" today. I'm sure this is due to a change in her diet and the worming shot Bill gave her to rid her of a certain tapeworm found in a mouse-based diet. That was the only thing wrong with her. That and she was caring, and feeding, six hungry, well-behaved kittens.
I did go into town to get some kitten food and a cat box the kittens could negotiate. They are already using it! Of course, while I was there I got a few balls and mice for them to play with. Our older cats have their noses out of joint enough by these "intruders", lest I take their toys too! Shame on me!

Sleep well, Little Family. It's snowing and nasty outside, but you shouldn't have to worry about that at all...ever. (From my lips to God's ear!) May you all be safe and warm, and most of all loved, for the rest of your long lives.

9 comments:

Tammy said...

Beautiful. I'm so glad momma cat picked your place. :-) What a pretty little family. I'm always smitten with black cats. (and siamese cats and.... ha..) I hope you find loving homes for them all. It breaks my heart when animals are abandoned and are so appreciative of care when someone takes them in. Bless you!
Tammy

Tina T-P said...

Oh, you're right - they are very cute, and no we don't need a kitten! But how good of you to take them in. They surely will have better lives for your care. T.

Sharrie said...

Amazing how many kittens a young small cat can produce. We had the same type of experience last June. They are beautiful, and I hope you find homes for them.

Val said...

Momma sure picked a good spot and they certainly look so cute. I am sure they will thrive with your TLC. It's great to see them so settled

Leigh said...

Whew, what a relief. The kittens are precious and what a relief that they are all healthy.

Sharon said...

Boy or boy would I love another kitten but Charlie is a calyxvirus carrier so not while he's alive.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I think your DH deserves a medal for his willing demolition work to rescue the kittens!

Nancy K. said...

What a beautiful Mama kitty! What a stroke of luck that she's healthy. Bless you for giving her and her kittens a safe place to live while the babies grow. It will be so fun to watch them mature!! Do you think you may end up keeping the mom?

Sharon said...

Hey Kathy, there's a Meme going around these days and I've been tagged, so in turn have tagged you. Go to my blog for instructions. We've exchanged emails from time to time and I look forward to learning more about you~