Mission: Catch A Kitten

This morning my little visitor showed up again, much to my delight. I actually smiled for the first time since I last saw her. This time she was right on my patio. She was looking for me, but got scared when I opened the door to greet her and hopped off to hide behind my storage shed. She hopped the entire way like a bunny, cutest thing EVER! Seeing her up close like that, I’m thinking she’s maybe six months old. I want her. This was not my original plan, but I feel like she’s been sent to me and I can’t ignore that sign.

I am going to see what I can do to get her to keep coming back and trust me. It’ll start by picking up some dry cat food when I hit Walmart within the next day or so, as my macaroon was on a Royal Canin diet and I can’t give that to a kitten or a cat that doesn’t have the same health problem. She wasn’t into the wet food I’d originally put out for her and since we do have opossum in the area, I think the dry food might help, though I’ve seen opossum eat dry cat food in the past (and scare the hell out of me to boot), so I’ll have to figure out how to leave it out for her without attracting an animal that might harm her. This means she’ll need a little food dish as well as one for water, just in case. I’m going to keep on trying to catch little Miss. In the meantime, I am trying to come up with a name for her. I want something sweet and original.

Her upper body is sleek and black and her entire bottom half is white, including her paws. Her face is a typical tuxedo blend, but she needs the right home. She was at the door asking to be let in, which is a big step, but got scared when I opened it. It’s cold and I want to catch her before our first snow fall. I do not want anything to happen to her.

Time to dig into my book of languages and come up with a name for this sweet little babe. Even if I am unable to keep her, which would mean that she’s microchipped and needs to be returned to her actual owner, she still deserves a proper name. I want something unique and distinctive. I don’t do common.

A Tiny Package Of Sweetness

A Tiny Package Of Sweetness

My biological cat clock is ticking people!! I don’t Oooh and Aaah over every single animal I come into contact with, but every once in a while I will see a cat or a kitten and want to take it home. A few more months and hopefully I will be ready. In the meantime, I am definitely still mourning my little Lady Bug.

Summer’s Effect On Pets

Summer’s Effect On Pets

http://www.pawnation.com/2013/07/02/vet-sits-in-hot-car-for-30-minutes-to-show-effect-on-pets/

*I have gotten into some pretty heated discussions about this particular topic with people. It absolutely enrages me when someone will leave a newborn baby, or their toddler, and their dog/cat in a car with just one or two “cracked windows” so they can run into a store for 30+ minutes, and then come out and say they were only gone for 5 minutes. Why people think this is a good idea on a triple digit day is beyond me! Whenever I see this happen, or I come out of a store and see a dog going insane in the confines of a vehicle, I wait to see exactly how long it will take before I have to call the cops and animal control. Strictly speaking I’m the kind of person who minds her own business, but when I see this, I become dangerously enraged and can’t just sit back and do nothing. It’s far too dangerous to do this, period. How many times had a child died in a hot car over the last few years?! It’s far more common than it used to be. Hopefully people will become a little more aware and knock this off because it’s one of the most dangerous things I’ve witnessed and it is not beneath me to stand up and say “This is wrong.”*

5 Things Your Vet Should Never Say To You

5 Things Your Vet Should Never Say To You

http://www.pawnation.com/2013/06/26/5-things-your-vet-should-never-say-to-you/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl11%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D336435#photo=1

*Also, if your pet has ever bitten or attacked your vet and is normally a very laid back, easy going, affectionate animal, pay close attention to that. I once had a vet that primarily treated dogs. My cats hated her, and these were not hateful animals. As soon as I found out she was a “dog vet” and only saw cats “here and there”, I never made another appointment to see her. My current vet cares for pretty much any animal you bring to her and she’s got all of the qualities one would want in a vet. Plus, she’s educated in alternative healing methods and is a graduate of not one, but two of the top veterinary schools in this country.*