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Crazy Kitten Explosion

Updated on June 22, 2010

 Last week my family and I were driving home from a day at the river and we spotted a little brown kitten on the side of the road.  Though my husband is a dog-lover, he has come to appreciate the cat we have that we rescued last year.  We live in an area where feral cats and dogs are quite common.  Dogs, especially, are everywhere.  Many of them became abandoned after hunting season was over.  Sometimes hunters will come here, purchase a trained dog then simply let it go free instead of bringing it home.  As a result, the dogs have learned to fend for itself and we did not want one finding the kitten or have it get run over.

The poor thing was so tiny and scared! We brought it home, cleaned it up, determined it was a she and fed it.  Our other cat, Nina, was not so sure about this little one but she did not attack.  The next day I went several miles up the road in the opposite direction to pick something up from our storage shed at my mother's flea market.  As soon as I opened the door, a scared little kitten the same size as the one we found previously made itself known.  Now there were three cats in the house.  My mother wound up taking the two little girls. 

Then we discovered three more kittens, all about the same size and approximate age as the other two, under our house!  My husband thinks we have been cursed by some crazy cat lady but I say that we are just getting lucky.  I would hate to think what could happen to these poor things if somebody like us did not step up to care for them!

Our cat seems happier now that there are no more kittens competing for our attention and has been rather attentive!  That is saying a lot for a cat! As a matter of fact she wanted so much to be an active part of our family that she took a lick off of some sour gum that we had given the kids.  The kids' reaction was great, her reaction was priceless!  I may never be able to tell you why we keep finding all these kittens but I certainly will not turn any away!

Spastic Kitty

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    • Chaotic Chica profile imageAUTHOR

      Chaotic Chica 

      8 years ago

      OMG!! This one will do that too!!! She's nuts and she loves to play rough. My husband has scratches all up and down his arms from her! Maybe it's something in 'today's generation' of cats! LOL She actually managed to escape the other day and I got tired of it so I thought I'd see how long it took her to come back. After two days of fighting with the momma cat under the house she came back, paws up on the front door, looking in and howling! She seems to have learned her lesson and has calmed down some. LOL I think that momma taught her a lesson about what tough is!

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      Jennifer M 

      8 years ago from Florida

      I have always had cats.I love cats! I just adopted one a couple of months ago. This cat is absolutely crazy. I have never seen a cat like this before. The cat bounces off walls. One minute he is cuddling with you, the next he is attacking you. But I still love him. Cats have personalities too! : )

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      Chaotic Chica 

      8 years ago

      FrankiesGirl~That is an awesome story! I wish you had a video showing how she got them out! That's just too funny! I've always found it amusing to watch little paws swiping under doorways. Nina likes to do that when our Rottweiler is in the house and it drives her NUTS!!! We certainly are a houseful of characters but that's half the charm. ;) I'm glad you were able to find good homes for the others!!

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      FrankiesGirl6Yr 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      That was so funny.....I can't wait to show my husband. I think I have the curs of the cats to..The year before last we saw the cutest kitten pop his head out from under the garage door, which we had mistakenly left open. I put food and water out for the kitten, worried he had been abandon. The next day I was at my kitchen window and low and behold there were 6 tiny kittens huddled around the food and water.

      They were a mess. Their mother had abandoned them, she was wild and wasn't haven any little one's hold her down. I took them to the vet and they all had reparatory infections. The vet suggested if I was going to adopt them out I needed to bring them inside, so I did. Afraid my cat would go after them or they would get lost or separate in large house I had at the time, I put them in our spare bedroom. Everyday Minnie (my cat) and the kittens would stick their paws under the spare room door.Minnie would meow and meow, wanting to get in the room to see what all of the hype was about.

      One day I guess Minnie had, had it. She wanted to know what was on the other side of that door. When we returned home from work there were kittens running around everywhere. Minnie had preformed a “jail brake” we have no idea how; I had even checked the door before we left that day. She didn’t realize it right away, but she had become the big sister to 6 little annoying sisters and brothers. We ended up keeping two, when I only wanted to keep one, but that is another story. All the other kittens went on to healthy happy homes.

    • Chaotic Chica profile imageAUTHOR

      Chaotic Chica 

      8 years ago

      Pcunix~It's funny you said that because my exhusband was allergic and when I met my new hubby and his son, everyone said that his son was allergic but he hadn't been around one since he was little and I wasn't convinced. One of my mother's outdoor cats adopted us so every so often I'd let him in the house for the day or so and not sweep, vacuum, or dust when they came home to see what happened. Nothing did so when the kitten came around, everyone was more receptive to having it in the house and that's been over a year now. I'm not suggesting that your wife's allergies have disappeared but I understand about missing them and I'm so glad to have one again!

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      Tony Lawrence 

      8 years ago from SE MA

      Oh, I so wish we could have a cat. My wife is wildly allergic to cats and dogs. I miss them.

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      Chaotic Chica 

      8 years ago

      Springboard~You're too funny! We did manage to find homes for the kittens so we are back to the one spastic kitty! My husband is reading this over my shoulder, btw, and he is glad to have somebody else support his theory! LOL I think you've gained an honorary fan in him!

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      Springboard 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      The two cats I inherited when I married my wife are enough personally. Curse indeed. :)

    • Chaotic Chica profile imageAUTHOR

      Chaotic Chica 

      8 years ago

      Thank you! It only took me what felt like forever to figure out how to get it to work on here but I figured that it fit the hub!

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      oscillationatend 

      8 years ago from a recovering narcissist.

      Cute vid! Awesome =)

    • Chaotic Chica profile imageAUTHOR

      Chaotic Chica 

      8 years ago

      I guess I didn't figure it out if you can't view it! LOL I reset it to public so mabye now it will work! Thanks for alerting me and I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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      oscillationatend 

      8 years ago from a recovering narcissist.

      Private video...but otherwise, great job!

      Congrats on getting YouTube figured out. =)

    • Chaotic Chica profile imageAUTHOR

      Chaotic Chica 

      8 years ago

      Katiem~I hope you found Lilly safe and sound! Every so often ours likes to bolt out of the door. Our property isn't fenced in and we're not in town so we keep her inside. I'm glad you liked it!

      Cagsil~I actually took about ten minutes just trying to decide what to write about! I still haven't gotten the link to work but I'm trying! Thanks for the challenge, by the way, I enjoyed it!

      Precious Williams~I understand about being a dog person, and I'm glad you were still able to appreciate this little rushed hub on cats! And yes, both pictures are of our cat..(By the way, we have four dogs, too!)

      Paradise~ I'm so glad you enjoyed this! That is a funny coincedence (sp) about the name Nina! LOL I wonder if yours was as lively as ours (I think most of the time she believes herself to be a dog!)

      Izzy M~Thank you! It was a rush job but that was half the fun! I'm just glad it wasn't too big of a grammerical mess!

      Carolina~Thank you! I find so much of your writings to be fun so it means a lot that you thought this one was! I really appreciate that! As soon as I can figure out how to get this blasted video to upload it will be even better!

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      carolina muscle 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Kitty Kat AttAK ... fun read!!!

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      Paradise7 

      8 years ago from Upstate New York

      Terrific cat hub, I enjoyed it so much. Kitten attack! They're everywhere!!!! And you know what, when we were kids, we had a grey mother cat named Nina, coincidently.

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      IzzyM 

      8 years ago from UK

      Brilliant hub to rustle up in only half an hour! Well done and I loved hearing about those little kittens!

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      Precious Williams 

      8 years ago

      I'm a dog lover, not a cat lover but this is a lovely hub.I don't know whether the second photo is your cat, but if so she/he is gorgeous!

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      Cagsil 

      8 years ago from USA or America

      That was pretty cool. You are going to have a litter soon, if you keep collecting cats from the side of the road. :) It was a great hub for the challenge and I appreciate your effort. I do hope you get the video going like you want to and it will just make your hub all the more better. Thank you so much. :)

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      katiem2 

      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      Fantastic 30 minute challenge love the crazy kitten explosion I have a cat named Lilly I can see doing this very thing, wait I'd better go check...might be missing it now. :) Thanks and Peace :)

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