I Dunno, Maybe Get A Kitten

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  1. Torren61

    Torren61 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    So, the day before yesterday I was taking out the trash early in the morning. It was still dark. I heard a "Mew!" from next door. It wasn't my house so I didn't investigate.

    Later, I saw my good neighbors stopped in front of my car and staring at it. I went out and they said they heard a kitten in my engine compartment. We all looked but couldn't find the cat. I had to go back inside and work but I left the hood open and they continued to look.

    My bad neighbors couldn't resist and they came over, too, and they actually found the kitten (about four to six weeks old) and took it away. My wife had a think about it and demanded they return her "engine cat". They did and we had a cat... until it got out the front door and under our front deck.

    The kitten bolted under the stairs and there was no way to grab it. If I "meowed" like a cat, it would answer but it simply would not come out. We put some milk in a bowl and put it out on the front step and it DID come up for that but we couldn't get close enough to grab it before it ran to it's safe place.

    I set a small live trap baited with tuna and dropped a few small pieces. The next morning, we again had a kitten.

    We took it out of the trap and brought it into the guest bathroom and turned it loose. We both sat on the floor and stayed still. As expected, the kitten looked for an escape route but didn't find one. And also as expected, it eventually came to us on its own. Soon we were handling it and it was climbing on us.

    It's a solid black male kitten about four to six weeks old. He's very curious, bold yet cautious and FAST.

    I didn't want a cat. I didn't want to commit another ten years or longer to a pet and then lose them in the end and have to go through that again. But because SHE has a cat, I have a cat. If I MUST have a cat, I guess I'd prefer this cat.

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    Yeah, he's all cute, riiiight?


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    SHE wants to name him Othello. Yeah, "Othello" I guess because she sees this cat as a noble Moor. I want to name him "Ozzie" because he's the frickin' Prince of Darkness.


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  2. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    He is very cool!
    You dont get cats, they find you!
     
  3. spurgie79

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    My parents live out in the country. This spring my dad was outside working and a kitten that was heavily malnourished approached him. He took it into the garage and fed him. It was to be an out door cat. That lasted a few days..
     
  4. Toto'sDad

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    Good luck with the cat!
     
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  5. SixStringSlinger

    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    We have a black cat.

    We call him Vlad.
     
  6. lewis

    lewis Poster Extraordinaire

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    You did not adopt a kitten, the kitten adopted you. For this honor the kitten will let you stay in a house that is no longer yours AND you still get to pay the mortgage.
    Congratulations!
    A great story and photos, thanks for sharing.
     
  7. thunderbyrd

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    he done put the kitty-cat whammy on you. yup.

    he'll soon have you domesticated.
     
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    stxrus Poster Extraordinaire

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    What a beautiful kitten
    Compromise on a name and refer to it as “O”
     
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    Is this an Aesop Rock quote?
     
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  10. 2groggy

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    Similar story from 20+ years ago... My wife rescued a male black kitten that had hidden in an engine compartment. He was covered in grease and grime. Hence the name Greaseball.
     
  11. Deeve

    Deeve Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Congrats on what I'll tentatively call NCD

    And, welcome home, Othello ;)

    Peace - Deeve

    yeah, he's heckin cute
     
  12. blowtorch

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    at least they're cute while they're still kittens
     
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    A beautiful little man. Give him a chance and he will win your heart.
     
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    Cute.
     
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    Some people have all the luck. I never find kittens. Cockroaches, yes...kittens no.
     
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    Yeah, cats rule and dogs are STOOOPID.*

    I've had a few cats. The cutest one was a darling little fluffy white psychopath who only came indoors during the colder months. For the rest of the time he lived outside and ate only what he killed.

    He would happily launch vicious surprise attacks on foxes, small to medium sized dogs, and cats of any size and meanness. He once tried to hunt and bring down my young son.

    One day in summer, my (then) wife and I decided to follow him and see what he was up to.

    He had build a nest under a bush. Lovely.

    The nest was made entirely of the skulls of small animals. Lots and lots of them.

    When people came to dinner he somehow knew. He would sometimes lay out a row of freshly killed, headless pigeons on the lawn for guests.

    Had he been 10 lbs heavier I'm pretty sure he would have eaten us.

    And that's why I love cats.









    *Note: some humour intended here.
     
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    :)
     
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    Some of the best friends I've ever had have been cats.
    I have one sitting next to me right now my ex-wife found under her parked car 17 years ago. She's gone but Luci the cat stayed. And she's a wonderful little companion. My current wife grew up in the country and never cared for cats but absolutely loves Luci.

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  19. maggieo

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    Congratulations!!

    An amazing little guy has picked you to be his human!!! My Jackson was the same sort of deal, and by golly, ten years on, my ol' fur buddy is one of my best friends. And boy, he loves the ladies. Not cats, just my friends and gals who come over. He gives them the full love bump treatment.

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    PS: Don't roughhouse with the little guy. Never use your hands at a toy- he'll grow up thinking it;s OK to bite and scratch your hands. Gat some kickers, little mice with catnip, and teasers, and have those be the only toys. I speak from bloodied experience.

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    awwww
     
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    Ron R Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Black cats are the coolest cats. Our little guy was a feral. Soft as can be, and loves to cuddle.
    Looked very similar to yours, but his eyes always showed blue in photos.
     
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