Crazy Kitten Explosion
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!