Tuesday, May 5, 2009

There's One Born Every Minute...

Stumbling down the hall this morning around 5:45 a.m., I heard what I thought was a new video game. At 5:45 a.m., a) it was WAY too early for video games and b) I have never heard any sfx on a video game that mewl. Like a kitten. Like a little, baby, tiny can’t-eat-solid-food kitten.

So, this is a test: Upon stumbling into my living room this morning, I found my 18-year old, manly son doing which of the following:

a) Ratcheting down a small kitten in the latest Xbox 360 offering Meomi Mouse II, the Cat House

b) Watching Animal Planet for some unknown reason at 5:45 a.m.

c) Cuddling the cutest little kitten that someone had left by the dumpster at Chick-fil-A last night

Ding-ding-ding-ding! If you answered C you win the prize! A Brand…New…KITTEN!!

(sorry, at 5:45 a.m. I couldn't find the regular camera...this is a cell phone picture).

And in answer to the questions I’m just sure you’re going to ask:
a) No, I don’t know if we’ll keep her. I’m trying to vote no, but she’s just so stinkin’ cute! So is our current cat, Baggie. He is voting ‘no’ also. However, since Tyler already has a name for her, the getting rid of her thing isn’t looking so good. (It’s Sabra Girl, from a song by Nickle Creek).
b) Claire seems to be ok with her…really is dancing around and wanting to play. Unfortunately, Claire is a Silky Terrier, bred to kill snakes. Once she catches her toys, she shakes them and beats them against the floor to kill them. We’re a little worried that the squeaky kitty might seem like a squeaky elefunk toy…When I had to go out today, I put Sabra in Claire’s crate. Claire was very intrigued by the smell…this is the aggressive dog who was an owner surrender, remember.
c) Nope, not litter trained…I think she’s only about 3-4 weeks old
d) Yep, bought a nurser bottle and milk replacer (see item ‘c’). Not eating solid food at all.
e) Nope, has a kind of hard time with the latex nipple thing.
f) Yes, I have called animal rescue programs. No one has anyone willing to foster a kitten this small. And there is a $35 surrender fee. No good deed goes unpunished.
g) Yes, I think the person who abandoned her should be chained to an ant hill and have nasty fake smelling maple syrup poured over their body.

I know. I am such a bleeding heart…sigh. We are a veritable repository for strays of all kinds...


My ADHD Me said...

$35.oo surrender fee! That is ridiculous. It really makes people want to rush out and do the right thing.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

F and G made me laugh out loud. My son is like that too--very macho, but has a soft side for our little dog. Good luck on your decision. But she is really, really cute. :)

Chatty Kelly said...

I love kittens...cats - not so much. Something about baby animals!