My name is Rascal. I was named after a cat my human-bean likes named Rascal. He has even blogged about me today! My human-bean mom said I acted alot like Rascal, so that's why I have this name. I was living with my mom and brothers and sisters in a very small place underneath a front deck. I don't remember much about that. My mom always told us all to be very quiet when she was hunting 'cause something called a coyote would get us. Or an "owl", whatever that is. We were very small and it was cold. We would huddle together for warmth. Mom moved us there when she found human-beans who liked cats lived in the house. They were very big and had noisy animals in another thing that looked like a house. The animals made baaing noises and clucking sounds came from there too.
Then one day, we heard Mama meowing for us to be quiet! She was caught in a trap! Very soon, someone was trying to take our house apart! Then something big grabbed us, one by one. The human-bean called "Dad" gave us to another human-bean called "Mom" and she put us in a big box with warm towels in it. They made sure all my brothers and sisters were with me! All six of us!
The next thing we knew, our Mama was there with us! We were all together! Yay! The box-thing was closed up. It had a wire front so we could see out, but we couldn't get out. We stayed there very quietly. The human-bean called "Mom" gave us food and water. Our Mama was so hungry, she ate it all up! The next day we saw someone called a V-E-T. He said our Mama was "negative" for FeLV and FIP, whatever they were. Then the human-beans moved us into the house into a room of our own! They kept bringing food and water and milk to Mama. We were glad 'cause she was so tired and thin. And she was sniffling in her nose. Then we went to another V-E-T and he said we were all OK. Well, we knew we were all OK...we were together!
So, we've been here for a couple of weeks now. We are getting bigger and Mama doesn't want to feed us much anymore. We like the food the human-bean brings us and we never go hungry anymore. The "Mom" Human-bean said she is going to find us all homes with other human-beans who will love and care for us all our lives! And our Mama won't ever have to worry about being alone or hungry again! We are so happy now!
We do have to share though. There are five older cats here. Two are very grumpy to us, but the others are trying to take care of us and watch us. They try to play with us too. But sometimes Mama attacks them because she is still trying to protect us even though she knows we're safe now.
And here's a picture of my other brothers and sisters playing. I wish we could stay here together furrever, but "Mom" says there are other peepul who may want nice cats in their lives. She said she would promise to be very picky about where we go. We don't want to leave each other. But, somehow we have learned to trust Mom and Dad. They have never hurt us. They like to pet us to make us purr and they even play with us!
I sure hope I can live up to the other Rascal's name. He must be a great cat to have me named after him!