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Hear ye, hear ye,all you enablers come near to me! I got HER! UPDATE!

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  • Hear ye, hear ye,all you enablers come near to me! I got HER! UPDATE!

    well, I went to my sister's today, and she has a feral colony living there. She also has a couple of strays. I saw a beautiful longhair tabby, (my favorite of all cats.) I picked up this darling kitten and was completely smitten. Patty sez it comes from across the street. there is a roving pit bull and all these cats. WOULD I DARE TAKE HOME A THIRD CAT???? I do not think Dickens would like it, not sure what Bug would do. Not sure what the kitteh in question would do. It would screw up the feeding of the cats as where I do feed them is not big enough for 3. And then there are the vet bills. What should I do?
    Another killer of threads

  • #2
    Duh, bring home the baby kitteh!!! All of the other stuff will sort itself out!

    You're welcome! And pics are required
    Last edited by Barn Mom; Mar. 18, 2019, 02:28 PM.


    • #3
      You had me with the word 'enabler' I clicked.

      Of course things will work out - and the kitty has already had experience of colony living.
      Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique


      • #4
        Will Not Enable...Will Not...

        You DO know this is the same way many of us have gotten our very Best Kittehs!

        long haired tabby, yes yes.
        "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin


        • Original Poster

          and another thing.... when I picked this kitteh up, it, ( hasn't been sexed yet...) it let me cradle it like a baby. I haven't had a cat do that in YEARS. Not since Lark the great....
          Another killer of threads


          • #6
            Lark was a beautiful kitty. Whenever I worry about kitties getting along and how to arrange things with new ones,

            I think of our poster Dressagetraks, with her herd of happy, well adjusted cats. Seems all her kitties get along

            well enough to have a great life.
            "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin


            • #7
              Sounds like you NEED this laid back pretty baby. Whatcha waiting for? lol.


              • #8
                Take the kitty home. If you don't, and something happens to that cat, you'll never forgive yourself.
                You can't fix stupid-Ron White


                • #9
                  Of course you bring the kitten home. It's picked you!!


                  • Original Poster

                    Curses! Foiled again! I went to get the kitteh, (I have surreptitiously named Puddin', a clever moniker as I do not know if it is a he/she.) Not to be found!! I went out and chirped, no joy. Patty wasn't there, she was out with the daughter, but her hubby said the cat has disappeared. I am pretty determined tho. I want to go straight to a vet to see if this cat is FIV first. I will bide my time....
                    Another killer of threads


                    • #11
                      I admire your optimism, if you thought by coming here you'd get talked OUT of it! Here's hoping Puddin' shows up soon. Probably as soon as he/she gets hungry...

                      I'm in the same boat...we foster lots of kitties, but they are all young (generally under a year) and thus they end up eventually pestering my older boys, who are past the age of kitten-nonsense. So I'm generally not too tempted to keep any of them, no matter how sweet or cuddly they may be.

                      Except. We lost my old girl last August, so I've been feeling a void. And we just got an adult female foster who is soooo sweet and quiet and beautiful... it's early days yet, so she has not been introduced to the current inmates yet...but I am very tempted to Foster Fail her!


                      • #12
                        Oh no! I hope (s)he comes back! Doesn't kitty know its forever home is waiting?
                        "Cats aren't clean; they're covered with cat spit."
                        - John S Nichols (1745-1846,writer/printer)

                        Don't come for me - I didn't send for you.


                        • Original Poster

                          sorry to keep you guys on tenterhooks, but I got busy today and I am going out dancing tonight!! yeah! hurray for meet up! tomorrow, I will appear, then spirit Puddin' off to the vet....
                          Another killer of threads


                          • #14
                            Congrats on Puddin'.

                            I was at a barn, a feral barn kitten kept climbing up my leg, little mews and sweet tiny thing. Scritch, scritch and put her down...back up she came. Called the next day and heard, "My wife is down grooming your kitten"...must've been wearing my sucker button the day before. Abigail is a sweetie, longish haired and funny. Were my 2 other cats happy? Oh hell no, my Siamese pouted and hissed for a week.

                            Good for you for giving Puddin a good life!
                            "Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc"


                            • Original Poster

                              welll, strike two... I went back this morning. My sister said she was stunned that the cat is not visible. It is always here she said to me.. She said this cat is always at the head of the line when she puts out the food around 7 pm. I will be in church tonite at that time. But I told her to leave me a message if it shows up. I may have to rename it Will o the wisp....
                              Another killer of threads


                              • #16
                                ^^^^^ or Sneaky. Or Casper the ghost.
                                "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin


                                • #17
                                  Dear Puddin',

                                  Your new mom is coming. Wait for her. The proof is in the puddin'.

                                  Love and purrs,

                                  Rescued Kitteh 1
                                  Rack on!


                                  • #18
                                    Sending up a few jingles for Puddin to put in an appearance soon! She/he is gorgeous, I just love the long hairs. They seem to have the sweetest personalities. My favorite kitty is a formerly feral long haired boy who was born in the woods behind our barn. It took me several months to even be able to even touch him. Now he's a happy indoor-only lover boy who also acts like a baby. He loves to be held. If you sit down, he's on your lap purring away. He also stands up on his hind legs and reaches up with his front legs to be picked up - just like a baby - so cute!

                                    Good luck on the 'Pudding search'...


                                    • Original Poster

                                      wellllll, the bad news is Puddin' didn't make an appearance tonite either. Patty seems to think maybe the people across the street saw me holding the cat, and have confiscated it. But her angry retort was that the cat has spent the winter on her porch, crying for food and shelter. I don't know what to do. I do not want to spirit off a cat that does really have a home, but if they are that negligent... I don't know. She will keep her eyes open, but I am not hopeful at the mo....
                                      Another killer of threads


                                      • #20
                                        Be patient. The cat has chosen to escape, and after a few days, the people will let the cat out again to wander around and you'll get a chance to take Puddin' home. Good pet owners don't let their animals wander looking for food and shelter.
                                        You can't fix stupid-Ron White