Good evening, felinity assembled....Elvira Mistress of Felinity here.
As Sneakers reported, this morning, Daddy was going for a walk today...
Little did he know that Ceiling Cat apparently had something else in mind for him to do....
I'll let HIM explain...Sneakers and I are still coming to grips with this development...
Just sit right back
And let me share a tale
A tale of a fateful walk,
That started from near my home,
In southwest Houston town.
I set off today,
For an 8 mile tour,
An 8 mile tour.
Two miles in I started to huff and puff,
My ankle was in pain.
But, because of the mission I was on
I was determined to finish at any cost.
I was determined to finish at any cost.
I stopped at a corner to get a picture done,
Of me waving my sign with a smile,
In support of Police,
The Sheriff’s too.
And all Law Officers
Who risk their lives.
As well as the K9 in the car,
All doing their duty across this land.
Suddenly I heard a tiny cry as I walked away,
In the bushes was a kitten only there a very short time.
The poor feline was trying to make the best of things,
Not realizing it would be an uphill climb.
The feisty meow and frightened face, too
Made my heart skip a beat in my chest,
The mere thought of leaving it there made me uncomf'terble
To save it I knew I had to do my very best.
No food, no water, no litter box,
Not even the sound of its mothers’ voice
The poor things’ fate was left up to me
I knew I had no choice.
So join us here each week my friends,
You're sure to get a smile,
From the antics of 3 cats and their human, too,
Here at the Opinionated Pussycat!
No cat poop, Sherlock!
The little one has been here a few hours, safely ensconced in the bathroom and all Sneakers and I know comes from daddy's photos and what he told us about what happened.
We have yet to meet it up close and personal.
Daddy says he had walked just 2 miles, getting a lot of humans honking their car horns in support of his sign, including a nice man, walking someplace, who kindly took his photo.
Little did Daddy know what was lurking in the bushes behind him.
Only to hear a cry from the bushes after just a few steps.
He stopped, dropped his bag and sign and got on his knees....discovering a tiny kitten calling for its Mommy.
The humans driving by in their cars must have thought the man on his stomach was a weird sight...Daddy said it was interesting that no-one stopped to see if he was hurt in some way.
He lay there for 20 minutes, with the kitten coming out of the bushes twice only to dart back in when daddy tried to grab it.
Daddy finally said the hell with it and reached into the bushes, cornering the little darling and picking it up.
He tossed it in his bag and walked to the nearest bus stop, getting there just in time to take the first of 2 buses to reach our vet.
So much for his 8 mile walk, with lunch in the middle, hee, hee!
While the vet didn't have an appointment time open until next Friday they get the little one to, um, spread its legs so a sex could be determined....
It's a girl and appears the same age as the 3 kittens we rescued last fall...maybe 3 weeks...daddy says he'll know more next week.
The vet gave him a beat up carrier and he went to Petco where he got a couple of cans of Science Diet Kitten Food, a bowl for water and a box, the clerk found laying under the counter, for litter.
The little one was apparently starving and dived right in to the wet food.
Daddy has chosen a name for the kitten but we will not reveal it to the little one, or here, unless she ends up staying with us...
This way, if he turns her in to BARC's Foster Program, her new human can give her a name.
Daddy doesn't know what will happen next other than that his Care Credit will cover her first check-up...
Getting more food, litter and a little bit larger litter box will have to wait until he sees what his next paycheck (the 10th) allows him to do after paying a few bills and buying us more food and litter, more food for himself and adding $$ to his bus card.
Anyway, now you know as much as Sneakers and I do...
I need a nap!
****UPDATE: 920pm - 9/5/15****
Thank you, Ellen Pilch, of the blog 15 and Meowing, for leaving the 4300th comment on this blog since it began on New Year's Day 2010!