Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Cathleen showed me this kitten back in May.He had been stepped on by one of their cows.I told her I would take him when he gets a little older,his sister was crushed by a hay bale being thrown down from the rafters,kittens have to learn to stay out of the way on a farm.
In the meantime,her other cat had 9 kittens,had these kittens all day long.I will probably be getting 1 of them too.She has 7 now,2 died.
I haven`t had kittens for years.We haven`t had Simba a week yet.He slept all day the first day we had him,I was afraid he`d die haven`t hardly eaten anything,but he`s perking up now.Yesterday we "lost"him for 3 hours.I was sure he had gotten outside when the dh left the door open.So I was walking around our 5 plus acres carrying a dish of wet cat food that he loves,calling for him,phoning the neighbors,hyperventilating,sick over it.The dh had went away,& when he came home,he began looking for Simba in the house while I sat on the deck with the dogs outside & the dish of cat food,hoping the dogs or I would spot his tiny little body.
Well,it wasn`t long till the dh called me in to the parrots bedroom.OMG,had the macaws killed him? No,he was perched up high on a box calmly watching the birds with his curious eyes.I never thought to look up,cats do actually climb on everything that they can.
Poor little guy,we are starving him! He has to help himself to the dry dog food,& he has almost no teeth to try to eat it!