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(Shhhhh, don't tell my husband.) Bacon says MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  • (Shhhhh, don't tell my husband.) Bacon says MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    Promise? No, really, pinky swear.

    I left the barn, turned onto the highway and turned right around again because sitting on the side of the intersection there was this.

    I cannot keep it but there was no way I could leave it on the side on the country highway. The only shelter in the area that wouldn't have put him down immediately was closed today, of course. So here he sits on my screen porch, mugging for affection and nosing at some food.

    His (?) eyes are still mostly blue. He's very skinny, but holy cow are his paws monstrous. If he makes it, he's going to be a BIG boy. I looked for Mama or siblings for 20 minutes but there were none to be found. As skinny as he is, I'm going to bet he hasn't seen Mama in a few days at least. He's super friendly but he is weak.

    Sigh. How do they always find the suckers? I'm going to try to get some food into him, get his strength up a bit and then off to the vet for a Feluk/FIV test. If he clears those hurdles then..... something else will happen.

    Fingers crossed for my "project kitten", and for me. My husband is going to kill me. I'm going to call him Bacon because, y'know, EVERYONE loves Bacon. How can Mr. RF be angry that I brought home Bacon?
    Last edited by Rubyfree; Dec. 24, 2010, 05:10 PM.
    bar.ka think u al.l. susp.ect
    free bar.ka and tidy rabbit

  • #2
    So cute! I love the name and the way you came up with it....oh! I won't say a word.


    • #3
      Oh my, he is CUTE! Looks like a stray that lived around the place I used to live. He was a big cat with double paws, but ohhh so affectionate.
      "Last time I picked your feet, you broke my toe!"


      • #4
        The last time I had something hiding on the front porch it was the "WTF is THAT?" dog. I had gotten a wild urge and just went and got a pup that needed a home. My DIL said that I was her idol

        Waay cute name idea!! What a good story
        The cue card kid just held up an empty cue card. For a minute there I thought I had lost my sense of humor. --- Red Skelton


        • #5
          Nothing says "I love you" like a tractor. (Clydejumper)

          The reports states, Elizabeth reported that she accidently put down this pony, ........, at the show.


          • #6
            That's the cutest piece of "Bacon" I've ever seen!!!
            Unicorn Dreams Wholistic Touch
            Proudly owned by: Kopper & Fuego~my super cute bay & chest Arabians , Precocious Leader~aka "Mr. Withers," my dark bay OTTB
            Lightning Bug~ RIP my b/w tobiano TWH.


            • #7
              I promise not to tell Mr. RF but I have a feeling that Bacon will announce himself.

              Good for you but I don't envy you trying to keep Bacon away from the Great Dane or vice versa.

              I do hope you find a home for him/her.

              The last barn I boarded at before I bought my farm had a cute little grey tabby kitten running around one evening. She tried to climb up the polo wraps as I was putting them on my horse, crawled under the stall doors and chased us around the indoor when I went to ride. The BO thought she might have come from the farm next door so I plopped her into a bucket, took her over and they said no. On my way home that night I passed a small animal vet practice that was still open so I took her in, had her checked over and started shots. Fortunately they had a little bag of cat chow and I knew I had leftover kitty litter and pan from last house cat so I knew we were set for the short haul. She had 4 white paws so I was going to call her Boots but when she followed me into the shower the next morning (until she got wet) she immediately got called Shadow.

              15 yr later she was buried under the pine tree out front along with a couple of other cats and dogs.

              I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.


              • #8
                What a cutie! I am a sucker for long hair tabbies. So, your brought home the bacon....


                • #9
                  Oh, what a cutie. Good on you for helping him.

                  And you are right, most everyone loves bacon.


                  • #10
                    Love Him & His Name ~

                    OMG !!! HE IS PRECIOUS ~~~ and LOVE LOVE LOVE his name ~
                    Last edited by Zu Zu; Aug. 16, 2010, 06:40 PM. Reason: word change
                    Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


                    • Original Poster

                      Well, bacon announced himself all right, and Mr. RF does love him some Bacon. We're good.

                      Awww Sue, I love those stories. In 12 years I hope I'll have a similar one about the Hope cat, who scrambled up to me on election night of 08 and did her best "Are you my mother?" impression. I also have Steve from Accounting, who came to live with us when a coworker of Mr. RF's could no longer keep him, and then there is Girlygirlcatcat, who once belonged to my trainers daughter but needed a new home ASAP.

                      And of course there is Arlo, who is not allowed to meet Bacon, because Arlo doesn't even CHEW bacon, he just swallows it.

                      So the inn is FULL.

                      I am just hoping right now that the little guy will make it. He's so weak and skinny and obviously still pretty stressed out. We need to give him a flea bath tonight (joy of joys!), get him dry and I'm hoping he will start eating on his own; if not I'm going to have to intervene tomorrow with some kitten formula.

                      And just so you know- I went to pick Mr. RF up from work and needed to stop to get a dish tub and soap to wash the kitten; I told Mr. RF that I had a very exciting project, dragged him into the grocery store with me, made my purchases and then back into the car. On the way home he played 20 questions trying to figure out what my project was; it included such queries as "Did you steal a baby?" and "Are you washing my feet for me?" but NOT "Did you bring home a starving flea infested orphaned kitten?" I thought he knew me better than that.

                      Jingles for Bacon! I'll keep y'all updated.
                      bar.ka think u al.l. susp.ect
                      free bar.ka and tidy rabbit


                      • #12

                        I was TOTALLY ready to pinky swear.

                        I am sitting in McDonald's (on WiFi) and just let out a very embarassing, public, BIG intake of breath with the 'ooooohhhh.....'

                        It is a fortuitous day, it is the IttyBitty's one year Birthday.

                        Welcome Bacon. Stay out of Arlo's mouth, m'kay???
                        InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs

                        Bits are like cats, what's one more? (Petstorejunkie)


                        • #13
                          Oh my god, he is the CUTEST kitten!!!

                          While at the vet pick up some canned Science Diet A/D, it's been great at putting weight on kittens/puppies/raccoons/random stray animals that have found their way into my life.

                          My mother in law recently picked up a couple of stray's a mile from our house (a young short hair JR cross and a baby Catahoula mix) and even though their "Inn was Full", it turned out to be the perfect addition. Papaw (our grandfather) is 85 and just lost his dog of 13 years...I was with him at the vet when she was put down and he said "I have nothing left now", as his wife of 60 years had passed a few years ago. That Catahoula mix has not only wiggled herself into the huge hole left by his old dog, but she has done it with pazazz and pupply kisses!

                          I'm a firm believer that animals come into our life for a reason...I'm sure Bacon will let you know his soon enough!

                          Congrats on your addition!
                          Proudly owned by 7 horses, 6 dogs, 3 cats and 1 Turkey


                          • #14
                            Hehe I KNEW from the first post that you had another addition to the family...sounded about like 2Jakes post with her kitten.
                            "My treasures do not sparkle or glitter, they shine in the sunlight and nicker to me in the night"


                            • #15
                              Huge kudos to you for being so kind and picking up the little guy..
                              I just hope there aren't other kittens that you just couldn't see.

                              Don't feel bad, I could never in a million years have drove by and not done something.

                              Our Inn is always full too, but somehow we manage.

                              Sooo, I guess you are keeping him???
                              MnToBe Twinkle Star: "Twinkie"

                              Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!


                              • #16
                                RF-it could be that getting rid of the fleas will greatly help Bacon. From watching Animal Cops it seems that kittens are really depleted by the fleas attacking. I think some kittens even had to have transfusions, but hopefully without the fleas he'll bounce right back. I guess it's true that kittens and cats pick their own people.
                                You can't fix stupid-Ron White


                                • #17
                                  dawn dish detergent works just as well on cats as it does on dogs..........and jarred baby food meat has lured even my most finicky sick kittens to eat...well, all except one......i thought he was going to die, he got so sick from being wormed..but one manufacturer puts out a pre-kitten dry food...cannot recall the name, sounds like an egyptian god or something ..18.00 a bag..and the tiniest micro mini bites...
                                  but baby food is cheaper.........

                                  good luck, kitty is gorgeous......i am glad you are a sucker for a lost babe..........


                                  • #18
                                    I'm jealous! I scan the sides of roads for just such a treasure and no luck lately. Dang! I want another kitteh. You really hit the jackpot too. Bacon is adorable!


                                    • #19
                                      Good for you for turning around. Just wait, he might become the Great Dane's best friend in the world. Super super cute.
                                      RIP Mydan Mydandy+
                                      RIP Barichello


                                      • #20
                                        Sweet! What a LUCKY find. I hope you spend many happy hours together.
                                        "Dressage" is just a fancy word for flatwork