Sunday, January 12, 2014

Our New Houseguest

 

It was a week ago when we heard a kitten outside meowing very early that Sunday morning.  Snow had fallen throughout the night and we had around 4 inches of snow and the temperature was rapidly falling.  We found that the Mama Kitty had moved the other 4 kittens out of our storage building and were nowhere to be found.  She somehow left this little one behind.


We tried to catch him off and on all day and after 12 hours of crying and running around looking for his mama, he was finally coaxed to the back door of our basement by our daughter who grabbed him and brought him inside out of the bitter cold which would be -35 with the wind chill the next morning.  He spent the night wandering around downstairs crying, but by Monday evening my daughter had him pretty tame.  The schools were closed because of the snow and bitter cold that Monday so I was glad she was here and had time to work with him.  I call her the cat whisperer because she's even better than I am at taming kitties.


He has very quickly made himself at home and used a litter box from the first day, so he's really been no trouble at all.  We've fallen in love with him as he's so sweet and cute with his 4 white feet and the white chin and a little patch of white between the eyes.  We're happy that he has a good home to go to next weekend, but we'll sure miss him.  They can certainly work their way into your heart in a short amount of time, can't they?  Mama came back with her other kittens, all safe and sound, a few days ago but we didn't think it would be wise to let this kitten see them because he'll be leaving for his new home very soon.


I am slowly trying to get around to visiting everyone that I've missed lately due to the internet being off several times during the foundation work last week.  And, I was a bit under the weather yesterday.  I'm posting today instead of Monday, as I anticipate being busy most of tomorrow.   Enjoy your day, we have sunshine!  Yay!

Until next time...

36 comments:

  1. Oh he is a sweet little thing- I'm glad you saved him.

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  2. he is gorgeous! (all the while i was viewing these, i was muttering 'i want him!' so i'm glad he's got a home to go to.) he reminds me of my tuxedo that we lost over a year ago.

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  3. Wow! What a sweet little kitten. These white mustache on a black face are adorable.
    Greetings

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  4. What an adorable little tuxedo kitty he is! How do you tame a kitten? So glad that he has a new home to go to and that he is such a good boy.

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  5. What a sweet baby. I am so glad you were able to keep him out of the bitter cold.

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  6. He's just spectacular. I wonder why mom left him behind? They would normally do that only if the kitten was sick. I am so happy you were able to rescue him and now he will have a chance at a good life in a loving home. That was so kind of your daughter to prepare him for his new family. She will miss him, I'm sure. Deb

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  7. Hi Cheryl~

    Oh my, I love kittens! She is a very lucky kitten and so pretty!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  8. Bless your heart for letting him into your home, love people like you, so kind, Francine.

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  9. Glad the kitty has a nice new place to go and live. It was sweet how you took him in when the weather was so cold.

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  10. How could anyone resist that face!! A lucky little fellow that you noticed him and gave him a warm spot to call home!! Did I read it right that he will be leaving you to live with another family??

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  11. Oh- He is just the cutest little thing. Poor boy-left by his Mama! I bet you are attached to him but I am glad you found him a good home. xo Diana

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  12. Oh, my what an adorable little tuxie!!! He looks like he's been tame from day one; your daughter did an excellent job. I don't know how you can let him go....

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  13. Oh, I really love his belly design. What a cutie and so glad you could get him inside and find a home for him so quickly.
    Sorry you are feeling puny and hope it leaves you soon.

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  14. he is a cutie-pie!!! Yes, they can ease their way right into your heart even in the face of a lot of annoying "crying" going on. Your daughter has had a wonderful teacher. ;) blessings ~ tanna
    ps get better!

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  15. I would name this sweetie Sylvester... he is a doll. Yah on sunshine and being able to post and no more jack hammers

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  16. What a sweet kitten! He's lucky to have a good home to go to.

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  17. How sweet! Makes you wonder why the mama left this one behind?? Oh well...it was well taken care of and I'm sure it's going to enjoy it's new home...
    Yay for the sunshine...

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  18. He is darling! I love little white feeties.. :)

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  19. Cute little kitty.. Glad he has a good home to go to…

    I'm a little shaken tonight. We had a near-miss-head-on car accident this afternoon when a car was coming straight toward us in OUR lane. We swerved and went into the ditch. Luckily, we are fine and no damage to the car --other than being dirty. BUT--we were just lucky that the ditch wasn't steep…. SCARY!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  20. Awwwwwwwwwwww, PURRecious!! Such a sweetie. I am really REALLY happy to read that he'll have a new, loving home soon.

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  21. Hi Cheryl,
    Have been enjoying reading back through your posts,catching up after my long absence.Too many to make individual comments on,,but loved them all.

    Glad this little fellow has a new home to go to,though he is so adorable,I would have been tempted to keep him.!!
    Carolyn.

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  22. One gorgeous kitty...I know it's going to be hard for you to let him go....and yes, it doesn't take long for them to find a place in your heart.....

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  23. I understand about taming them. Sometimes you just have to sit there and wait. Hum and sing, they come around. What a sweet belly he has!

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  24. He is so cute!!! I would have a hard time letting him go.

    Hope you are feeling lots better.

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  25. Adorable kitten and wonderful photos. He poses so nicely for you!

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  26. Happy New Year, Cheryl, and hope you are doing well despite the snowy and cold weather. this little one is a heart strings grabber for sure, as all young ones are. Glad he was rescued and will go to a new home for the rest of his 9 lives.

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  27. awww!!
    what a cutie! what an adorable post, cheryl!

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  28. Oh, it brought back some sweet memories of some kittens we have had through the years. I love the young kitten stage; they are so precious. This is a cute one for sure.
    Blessings!

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  29. Oh, what a sweet little kittie! I bet you will be sad when he leaves..

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  30. this kitten has beautiful markings. Love the slippered feet.
    betsy

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