Sunday, July 20, 2008

new addition


We have a "new baby". A little kitten that we rescued from the road. He is teeny tiny and the poor thing was all wounded,starved and almost dead. We gave him a bath,medicated his wounds,unhooked his stuck lip from his tooth,fed him,put him on a heating pad,taught him how to use the litter box, and now he's almost as good as new. And one of the family. We haven't named him yet.


We are known around the community as the cat family. We have a bunch of cats. they are outside cats,except for 2,for the record. And of course the new rescue until he is completely healed. The babies that were born about a week ago will be outsiders too as soon as they can walk and open their eyes,and eat from a bowl instead of from a nipple. Of course,they all like to come inside once in awhile because they all love to cuddle. They love the company,and their fuzzy blankets,and their teddy bears.

Neighborhood animals and strays gravitate towards our house. I guess the word on the street is "go to that house,they have food,they will save you" or something. It never fails.Lost animals,wounded little friends,they all show up. Dogs,cats....raccoons even spy on us.We don't mind. We love animals. My husband should have been a veterinarian. He will pull over on the road to rescue turtles. We have been a temporary stop to many a turtle. We are the unofficial animal sanctuary/rescue people of the neighborhood.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

poor wounded face.Get well soon little buddy.

Embury said...

Megan told me about the rescued cat, he/she is very cute. I hope he/she heals quickly. So, are you going to keep him/her? Also, are you going to keep all the new kittens? Megan told me she was "working" on it, so has she convinced you to keep all the kittens yet, or have you decided to find them homes?

chantal said...

well, they will be outside cats. The rescue is a boy. He does not have a tail. If we can find homes for them we will but if we don't, they will just be outside cats.

chantal said...

oh, about the rescue having no tail, I think he was born without one. Someone said he may be part bobcat,but I don't know.

AlaneM said...

What a sweetheart! We recently rescued a kitten that we discovered living in the back of our old truck. He had lots of tunnels in the old carpet that needs to go to the dump. Sunday afternoon will mark 3 weeks from the day he was trapped & he's already grown SO much! We call him smudge & he's kind of my coup kitty. Hubby doesn't like housecats but now we have one - HA!