Wednesday, October 04, 2006

At Last, Here's Pumpkin's Story!

On the evening of 10/29/05 while my parents and I were eating dinner, the telephone rang. It was my sister Leona. She started to lell us about a kitten that she heard crying in her yard all afternoon. She left it alone, thinking that the momma cat would come back to get it. But when the sun started to set, and the kitten was still crying, she couldn't stand it anymore and went out to find it. It was too small to be accepted at the humane society. They only took cats if they were at least 1 1/2 pounds. Any smaller and they would euthanize it since they didn't have the resources to foster it. And Leona couldn't keep it since her husband was VERY allergic to cats. So she asked if we could take the kitten. Uh oh, ANOTHER cat? We had 4 at the time and didn't want another one, but we couldn't say no to the poor abandoned baby. Twenty minutes later, Leona showed up with the kitten in a bucket (who we heard mewing all the way in the driveway), a pet nursing kit and a can of powdered KMR. We looked in the bucket and went awwwww!

We think he was only about 2-weeks-old, and was very dirty from scrambling around in the dirt outside. His little front claws were just CAKED in mud which I managed to clean off. Leona named him Pumpkin since he's orange and was found 2 days before Halloween. And he weighed just 6.7 ounces, which is waaay below the minimum weight for acceptance at the humane society. However, once he entered our household, he became a permanent member of our family.

13 Comments:

At 10/04/2006 2:05 AM, Blogger Emma's Kat said...

Awwwwwwwwww! What else can you say!? I never knew or at least I didn't remember Pumpkin's story. What a cute baby and what a gorgeous boy he has grown into! So glad he didn't give up crying for your sister!

 
At 10/04/2006 5:02 AM, Blogger katnippia said...

AWWWWWW! Pumpkin was so cute a lil baby. I agree with Kat atleast he didn't give up tring to get your sisiters attetion. A cute kitten that grew into a very handsome boy.

 
At 10/04/2006 5:42 AM, Blogger Ariel said...

Awww how sweet.Pumpkin was such an adorable kitty.Thank god you took him in and gave him a wonderful forever home.He's a very lucky kitty.

 
At 10/04/2006 8:23 AM, Blogger Cecilia & The 2Bs said...

Aaaahhhhhhwwww. So cute. And what a lucky kitty!
We love you Punpkin.

 
At 10/04/2006 9:26 AM, Blogger Kim said...

Oh my goodness! What an incredible story. Another example of a kitty being placed by God to where they belong. Your family was chosen. This is such a sweet story and I have tears in my eyes! AWWWW, what else is there to say?!

 
At 10/04/2006 11:10 AM, Blogger Les Trois Chats said...

Yup - awwwwww! We had to call our small boy down so he could take a look and read Pumpkin's story. That's a mighty lucky kitten there.

 
At 10/04/2006 12:45 PM, Blogger Catzee said...

I'm so glad he didn't go to the shelter. I lived there for 2 an a half months cuz nobody wanted me an I like havin a furrever home better.

 
At 10/04/2006 12:49 PM, Blogger Rascal said...

Pumpkin was so teeny! I'm surprised the humane society would euthanize a kitten. Pumpkin was very fortunate to have such wonderful humans in his life.

 
At 10/04/2006 1:28 PM, Blogger Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

what an adorable tiny baby you were Pumpkin! good thing ya gots a loud voice ta make the nice people come get you. an yes, we gotta say it: awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

 
At 10/04/2006 2:23 PM, Blogger Pumpkin said...

Yes, Pumpkin WAS a cutie, wasn't he? There are a lot of stray cats in Leona's neightborhood and she thinks a momma cat was moving her litter and either left him behind, or else moved Pumpkin and then forgot where she moved him to. We have no idea what happened to the rest of Pumpkin's family. Leona keeps looking at the strays but she hasn't seen any that resembles Pumpkin.
Linda

 
At 10/04/2006 3:29 PM, Blogger Derby said...

Pumpkin you were one furry lucky cat.

 
At 10/06/2006 1:00 PM, Blogger Victor Tabbycat said...

PUMPKIN! WE GOTS THE SAME GOTCHA DAY!!! I DOPTED MY MOMMA ON 10/29/05!!!!!!!! High-4, dude!
But I was 8 months old and way more than 6.7 ounces.
Dude, we gotta haf a big party.
Ok, well, maybe just a little party.

 
At 10/06/2006 1:01 PM, Blogger Victor Tabbycat said...

Oh, yeah...
awwwwwwwwww!

 

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