Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Two More Cats?

Pumpkin's Momma here: My sister Leona did it again! On Monday, she "captured" a pretty, friendly, feral momma cat and her kitten who were hanging out in her yard (the same yard where she found Pumpkin), with the intention of turning them over to a no-kill shelter to find forever homes for them. However, since the kitten isn't old enough to be weaned yet, the shelter won't take them. So guess where they ended up? Yep, you guessed right if you said our house. She says this is just temporary. We just need to keep them until the kitten is old enough to be weaned. But I have a sneaking suspicion they might be permanent residents. Pumpkin and Tiger are not happy AT ALL! Pumpkin, in particular, is keeping as much distance as possible between himself and the intruders in the patio. Blackie's cage has been comandeered to house the new cats since we don't know if the mother will attack the other cats to protect her baby. Blackie doesn't seem to mind too much but she's not happy that she gets booted off whenever I have to feed the cats or scoop the litter box since the cage opens from the top. Leona thinks the kitten is male. I think it's female. I'll have to take a closer look again but the poor thing is just CRAWLING with fleas! We treated the mother with Advantage but the kitten is too little and we'll need to keep using the flea comb on him (or her). Pumpkin, Tiger, Bebe and Blackie are due for their monthly flea treatment too which I'll need to do to keep them from catching the kitten's fleas. So, for now, we're a 6-cat household!

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14 Comments:

At 5/13/2008 5:43 AM, Blogger Tybalt said...

Wow, Pumpkin, you have a full house! I have to say, the mommy and kitten are beautiful, though. Isn't your mommy nice to take care of them so well? (Even though it is taking time away from you.)

 
At 5/13/2008 6:11 AM, Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yoor mom is really nice to take care of mom and kitten. Maybe yoo will get used to dem...Speedy loves kittens and for some reason even if da momma cat is just pregnant when she gets to our house he is very nice to her and dey usually accept him being der. It's furry unusual. Well, dat little kitty and it's momma are furry cute!

 
At 5/13/2008 6:28 AM, Blogger Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

AWWWWWWW! well, if you've gotta have intruders, a sweet mommy cat and an adorable little kitten are the best kind to have. poor baby - we hope you can get rid of the fleas. cute, cute, cute! we hope they get to stay...with YOU, that is. purrrrsonally, we don't need any more kittens in the house. ours are trying to destroy the place.

 
At 5/13/2008 6:31 AM, Blogger Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Oh, that Mom and her kitten are just so adorable!

 
At 5/13/2008 7:37 AM, Blogger Daisy said...

Thanks to your mom for taking care of the two kitties in need! The mom and baby are both very cute.

 
At 5/13/2008 7:49 AM, Anonymous Jane said...

Your Mom is very sweet to take on those two. They are both adorable.

 
At 5/13/2008 8:24 AM, Blogger PB & J said...

Oh it would be hard to resist those sweet little faces! Mommy says a 6 cat household sounds purrfect!

 
At 5/13/2008 10:34 AM, Blogger Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

Oh so sweet! Sounds to us like they'll be stayin'!

 
At 5/13/2008 11:31 AM, Blogger China Cat said...

Oh, your Mom is so nice taking care of that Momma Cat and Baby Kitten! They do look irresistible! I like kittens but I don't know if Willow would, if they were here.

Purrrrrrs, China Cat

 
At 5/13/2008 2:13 PM, Blogger Honey P. Sunshine said...

wat a purrty momma kitty

 
At 5/13/2008 4:00 PM, Blogger Derby said...

What a cute little ginger kittie. Mom look furry calm, so I hope this works out OK for every cat. Keep the fleas under control.

 
At 5/13/2008 5:00 PM, Blogger Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Fleas? Inna house? Yer Bein is brave.

Hope ya dont catch them flea viruses!

 
At 5/13/2008 6:20 PM, Blogger Mickey said...

More kitties?!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They are mighty cute though :)
Purrs Mickey

 
At 5/13/2008 6:38 PM, Blogger The Lee County Clowder said...

FWIW, we've heard that plain old blue Dawn dish washing detergent will kill fleas. Supposedly you just dip the comb in (diluted, we assume) Dawn and comb out the fleas. (you could bathe the kitten instead, if you want to and think you have a chance of actually doing it)

Something to think about, anyway.

 

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