So, meet the new guy.
Don’t be fooled by that picture – it was taken less than 10 minutes after I got him home. Both Fred and I spent plenty of time with him yesterday and he’s skittish and scared, but not feral. Fred was holding him and had him purring in less than two hours.
The story with him is that he and his siblings, mother, and aunt showed up on someone’s patio. Given that the Grocers were going to be leaving me, I was willing to take them. Unfortunately, although he’d handled all of them, when the guy tried to catch the kittens, he was only able to get this little guy. The others – and the mother and aunt – ran off. This kitten went home with Winnie (the guy caught him last Thursday, so I didn’t have the foster room free for him yet) and stayed with her ’til yesterday.
Winnie and Kathie tried to trap the remaining kittens and the adults, but didn’t have any luck. After that, the mother moved the kittens. After I picked this kitten up from Winnie yesterday, Winnie told me she was going to head out and see if she could find the other kittens. A couple of hours later, the phone rang. She’d caught two more kittens! I went immediately to get them from her.
These two are really really scared, but I think they’ll be okay. We’ll give them all the time and attention they need – Fred always loves the scaredy cats, because he considers them a challenge. They stayed hidden under the cat tree for a couple of hours, but then in the evening all three of them were running around the room checking out the litter boxes, the toys, the beds, and the cat trees.
They’re about 10 weeks old. We’ve already got names in mind, and I’ll announce them in tomorrow’s post!
Pictures from the shelter.
When I went to the shelter on Saturday to take Trader Joe (now Sherman) to meet his new Mama, I brought the camera with me so I could get pictures of Terry. I got pictures of some of the other cats in the cat room – I think I need to go back on a sunny day, and take the good flash with me.
This is Neveah. She’s a really, really sweet girl who just sat there and purred and purred. She LOVES to be petted.
Mollie. She reminds me of Kara – she has that serious, stern little face, but is a total lovebug.
I believe this is Addison. He likes to sit on the top of one of the cat trees and stare at you until you get on over there and pet him. SO sweet.
Creed. He was one of my fosters, FYI. He is ALL about getting attention from people – loves to be petted and snuggled, but not super crazy about other cats. Which isn’t to say that he couldn’t get along with another cat, just that he’s more interested in people.
Ruffles! So stressed.
Handsome Jack. I think the camera was making him a little nervous, ’cause he wouldn’t come closer to me.
2013: There goes Tony, flirting with the ceiling fan again.
2012: Magoo marching, marching, marching.
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: We have located the complainer!
2008: Kittens have VERY sharp little teeth, in case you wondered.
2007: “Can’t a girl hide in a kitty condo without you flashing that thing at her all the time?!”
2006: You KNOW they’ll be showered with love as long as we have them, though!
2005: No entry.