You may recall about a month ago we woke up to 3 young kittens on our porch
Sadly misfortune has visited two of them. One we know was attacked. The other we just haven’t seen for 48 hours and since Mama Tux and the remaining kitten have been on the porch for 24 of those, I fear we must assume the worst.
When there were 3 kittens I had assumed we’d be taking them to the shelter. Kittens seem to get snapped up at our shelter so I don’t feel bad doing it. I’d try to find homes but given I had no luck 6 months ago, I didn’t have much hope.
Then there were 2 kittens,nearly identical and I thought I might be able to find one person to take both. It might take me a little longer but bunco was in a couple weeks and surely 1 of 11 women would know someone who wanted kittens.
Then yesterday I realized there was just one kitten.
We currently have six felines as permanent residents here
16 year old Old Lady Cat Pandora
12 year old Nearly Old Lady Cat Nefertiti
Mama cat Tux, age unknown but turned up on our porch pregnant 2.5 years ago & remained
Her surviving kitten from that litter. 2 year old Ghost, who is convinced cameras steelz ur soulz & will run far away if you point it at him. Thank goodness for zooms
And the two kittens we kept from the litter in early spring
So what is the difference between having 6 and having 7 kittens? Let’s just name this one Ashes and move on
But DH disagrees. He feels that somewhere around 6 cats you go from being ‘people with cats’ to being ‘the crazy cat people’. I don’t disagree with him, but it’s just one kitten...and really don’t crazy cat people have like 15 or more cats?
But we still have to get Tux, Ghost, Smoke & Thor all neutered & that is a couple hundred bucks. And we're going to have to get kittie knockout drops to put in the food just to be able to catch Tux & Ghost to take them to the vet. Probably we can’t afford all that plus shots plus neutering for this one as well.
*sigh* so I suppose I need to find a home for this one soon.