Mmmm that would be AKA a kitten.
What on earth are we doing with another cat in our home? Well you may ask. We are asking the same question. There is a story, so grab a cuppa and sit back for a read and a giggle (or groan).
Our eldest daughter and her hubby went to youth group on Friday night as leaders. There was a bonfire on one of the other leaders property just outside of town. In the midst of the bonfire madness as only those who are familiar with the madness of high schoolers on a youth group outing can testify, a wet, muddy, hungry kitten came wandering in.!! What animal in its right mind would approach a groups of loud, crazed teens.
The cute little furry MUST have been very desperate.
Our girl loves cats and rescued the poor thing. Cleaned up and fed and watered, and fed and watered, and a little more food for good measures and one little purry kitty is safely loved. First thing next morning our girl and her friend door-knocked the entire area with the kitten, now named PARKER trying to find his owner. No success. No one owns him or is claiming him.
Apart from being wet and very hungry, he has been well loved and cared for, toilet trained and well socialised.
"Muuuuuum can you look after a kitten for a bit? I want to keep him but can't." Living in a unit with a cat-hating hubby doesn't bode well for our daughter keeping the kitten.
Phone calls to RSPCA, Vets, city Pound yields nothing.
Notices up around the found area.
The pound tells us they can't guarantee the kitten won't be put down if we surrender him.
They also tell us that it is officall two weeks of waiting to decide if an animal is claimed before we can decide to either keep him or offer him too someone else.
So for now we are the foster parents to a very sweet kitten.
Our other two teens are thrilled and have fallen in love with the little mischief-maker.
Eddie is still sulking and avoiding the baby.
Charlie is making nice and mothering the new baby after an initial period of coolness.
Oh and the word from the local council... we are legally able to keep three cats in our new area. Oh my.