Am I a cat magnet or a fool?
This morning, I went to the local grocery store with the full intent of buying more canned kitten food. I drive up and park. A car drives up next to me and parks too, even though the entire parking lot is devoid of cars and there are so many other spaces close to the store she could have chosen.
As I get out, so does she, planting a cat carrier on the roof of her car! I hear frantic, tiny meowing and my heart sinks…another abandoned baby!
I look over at her, she smiles and declares “I have a kitten I need to get rid of (grr I hate that terminology) do you know anyone who would want a kitten?”
I look over, reach for the carrier and turn it so the door faces me. I see the most beautiful (black and white) kitty. She is on her back legs, rearing in the air pawing to get out of confinement.
I sighed, and shame on me thinking to myself “God, why couldn’t you give me a kitten of color? So much easier to adopt out?”
I explained to the woman who I was, that I currently have 30 cats and told her I would take the baby if she could donate something towards the care. She did, she gave me enough to buy 10 more cans of food.
The kitten has been to the vets, other than discovering she has been eating gravel, dirt and twigs, she is doing well. She has been deflead, de-wormed and her stool was full of yard debris. I am giving her some canned pumpkin to move things along and she has been introduced to the Fab Five and after some preliminary hissing and spitting. Piper has asserted herself quickly and is now running amok in the house with the others.
Oddly enough, she is the spitting image of our long-deceased Hissy. She even hissed at me and swatted when I took her out of the carrier. Her rectum is protruded a bit, so I put some desitin on it. The vet thinks it is because she has been eating things kittens don’t need to eat and she is about 6 weeks old.
So what are the odds? I told Mike I wanted to take off the cat magnets somehow attached to my car and not be subjected to how some in this world disvalue a life to the point of just throwing it away.
Anybody reading this in Oregon or Washington and you want a nice black or black and white kitten, I now have plenty to choose from! I will deliver to your door.
Mike said this morning, our home is now infected with the Black Plague! LOL