Your Valentine needs a kitten…we can help!
Editor’s note: Okay…so it’s not really a good idea to pick up a pet for your Valentine. Pets take time and attention and need to be carefully considered. If you’ve been thinking adopting and are willing to spend the time needed to give one of these lovable fur-balls a home, contact us. We’ll see if any of our charges are a good fit for your family.
Tonight we got two kittens in one trap. Hope the vet can take an extra kitty tomorrow.
When I picked up this trap, I thought I had the large white kitten, then I thought, no I’ve got the small one…later found that there were both.
Our current mascot is unimpressed with this entire project. But since she gets to stay in the house, hasn’t given us any trouble with the extras.
Val got mama kitty to move out of the cage yesterday. She’s doing well. Climbing trees, reminding us to feed her. She had to be removed from one of the traps tonight. I guess tuna really is that good.
No. 1 is enjoying the cage all to himself. Both No. 1 & No. 2 played string with me tonight. Looking for places to adopt out these cute little critters. Don’t have your own mascot yet? Send me an email and I’ll see if we can help you.
Thus ends today’s feline adventures. Good night.
Even moving No. 2 to a different larger container didn’t helped her stop crying. Decided to let her go back to the wild. I opened the container and the garage door and slowly she crept out and went directly to the large cage, then under the water heater. sigh…
Garage doors open, feeding her wild brother and sister cats outside, and still No. 2 has decided to stay in the garage and sit next to the cage with the other two cats. (You can see the glowing eyes in the shadow on top of the box at the left side of the picture). She’s still too shy to actually get close enough to move her into the cage. I left the door open on a couple occations to let mama cat out, and she too has decided to stay.
I thought releasing the cats would be the easy part…
Note: Since the kitties won’t tell us their names we’ve numbered them. (Yes, this is a feeble attempt to resist feline slavery and to avoid falling under their command).
Number 1 is joined by mama cat.. Both are recovering from “fixing”. Number 2, number 1’s sister is also back from the vet in a separate carrier.
Number 1 shows real signs of being adoptable.
Mama was added to the cage with number 1 and besides throwing cat litter everywhere, seems to be doing well. Number 2, is crying and there is a chorus of little soon to be fixed kitties caroling outside the garage door. Maybe some eggnog will get them to stop… hmmm.
It’s feral cat rescue season for us this year. We have a neighborhood cat family living close by, and since we started feeding the Mama cat, and then her kittens, we’ve taken on the role of Cat Fixer.
Here’s a photo of the group eating dinner:
After looking for pre-made cages, I searched online for building instructions and found some that worked out really well at How to Build a Cat Cage. (Thanks Isaac for taking the time to post step by step instructions). This is what our cage looks like:
This week we started trapping and having the kitties spayed and neutered. It’s going better than we expected.
Check back for updates…this looks like what we’ll be doing for Christmas and maybe into the new year.
*For those of you who never saw or have forgotten The Price is Right, Bob Barker always ended the show with “…and remember, please have your pets spayed and neutered…or something along those lines…it’s been a long time since I saw the show.