posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 11:21 AM
I'm not much of a cat person either. I like other people's cats just fine, but don't want them living in my house..
Over last weekend it snowed pretty badly here. By mid day Sunday it had stopped, so I went out on my back porch to enjoy a smoke. While outside, I
heard the unmistakable mewing of kittens. I popped my head over my back fence, which borders a field, and discovered a mama cat and her three soaked,
and shivering kittens. Apparently the mom had made a little burrow in some shrubs and what not just behind my fence - go figure she chose to do it
along my section of the fence.
I went back with the intent of gathering up all four cats, but the mom ran off and I was unable to catch her. The kittens had their eyes open and ears
extended, so they must be around 4-5 weeks old. Being a sucker I brought the kittens in with the hope of finding them homes. I spent around $60 on a
litter box, litter, some wet and dry food, and a bottle and formula in case they wouldn't eat the solid food.
Here they are on day 1 after getting a warm bath - meant both to clean the little varmints up and to help bring their body temp back up. Now that
we're four days into it the smallest one loves me, and comes to see me every time I walk in the room. The larger grey one and the black and white one
are still pretty hand shy, but if you snatch them up they calm down right away. They're all eating regular food and drinking water. They had sticky
eyes (some sort of infection that leaked pretty badly) but that has cleared up nicely after a few days of being warm and having their eyes cleaned
multiple times in a day.
Currently they live in the master bathroom - I built them a little den with a box and some blankets so they didn't feel overly exposed and could come
out and explore at their own speed. I posted them on Facebook and a friend will be taking one of the kittens on Saturday. I hope to find homes for the
other two post haste, as I'm not a huge fan of living with a cat..
If anyone lives in Utah and wants an ultra-cute (this coming from a not cat guy) kitten, send me a PM and we can talk about it. =]
ETA: They needed no coercion whatsoever to discover and use the litter box when doing their business, which was pretty cool. I am a dog person and
wish dogs were that easy.
edit on 29-4-2015 by TinkerHaus because: (no reason given)