June 19, 2009

We Shall Have Some Pie

In lieu of a post about crafting, because there is absolutely none of that being done around here right now, here's a little story:

About five weeks ago we heard some thumping at the door to our deck and soon discovered that a stray cat (we've seen her prancing around the neighborhood) was trying to fight with our indoor cat through the glass. Hmmm.

The next day I was sitting on the couch and glanced out the door to see this same cat ... and a second cat. Why, suddenly, was my deck the new cool hang out for neighborhood strays?

Then the following day, my question was answered. I spied one, then two, then three baby kittens emerging from beneath the cover on our outdoor loveseat.

Three Little Kittens
Mama Cat had babies under our deck furniture and had been living there with them for the last four weeks, totally unbeknownst to us. (We pieced this together after talking with a neighbor who had been feeding Mama Cat for the last year.)

Ah. Now what?

We decided to allow the kitties to live on our deck for a few more weeks, until they were old enough to be weaned. We named them and came to enjoy watching them throughout the day as they played together and huddled in a little heap at feedings and naptime. When they were ready (eating food we put out and climbing our umbrella were indications!) we brought them in, helped them adjust to humans and indoor surroundings (with help from my sister, the Cat Whisperer), and then found good homes for all of them.

One of them just happened to find his home on our sofa. He looks like he's adjusting quite nicely, don't you think?

QuincyHere's hoping for a much more interesting, creative-type post next week. Have a good weekend!


Jenaveve said...

Oh that was totally interesting and cute as ever. Awww!!!

Anonymous said...

that is total relaxation huh? looks so snuggly.

Tweed Delights said...

What gorgeous photos - that kitty even matches your furniture :)! Great that you found homes for them all :D

Muddlepud said...
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Muddlepud said...

If only I could sleep so well! :)

Alison, it was so hard to choose one of them. The gray one had this way of looking at me so directly (as in the photo) and she was so sweet and shy (the runt of the litter). The brown tiger thought she was ferocious, and she was incredibly beautiful up close. But the hubby has always preferred orange kitties, and he was my daughter's favorite too, so he won. He was clearly the most adventurous of the bunch, and he was the first to adjust to being around people. It's a bonus that he matches the house so well. ;)

Tweed Delights said...

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