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Friday, August 03, 2007

Kitten Central: News Flash.....and another flash

NEWS BREAK # 2: 1 PM PST. WE HAVE ANOTHER KITTEN!! IT IS EITHER TWO OR FOUR. I'M THINKING FOUR. Now there are two terrified kittens that managed to hiss at me!

Seems the first trap we bought was too small and not smart enough for the kittens. It was an LT2, a Chevy model. The LT3 was sold out; a Cadillac model. The LT4, a Mercedes, just happened to be in stock, so $79.95 plus tax later, it was set up in the pole building with a plate of kitty tuna inside.

All four kittens came out to inspect it while we sat a distance away and watched. I have given the kittens number names; one is the smallest but most friendly, two is the biggest, hungriest and next in line with friendly, three has amber eyes and is skittish, four is seldom seen but when I watch them play at night, the happiest.

Guess which one we caught last night? One. It was terrified, and still is. We put it in the old laundry room and it has stayed behind the totes for the most part. It did come out sometime during the night, walked across the litter box and pooped on the bed I had fixed for it. So, I put the poop in the litter box and hopefully it will get the message. Of course, it needs to start eating and drinking first. I am worried that we will never catch the other kittens. The shelter told me that if we caught two of them we should consider our plan successful. If scaring off SweetPea and now one of the kittens with trapping and the other three are at the moment MIA is success......huumm, I wonder how badly I would have to feel at failure because I feel horrible at the moment.

11 comments:

cs said...

Rose: You are doing just super. Keep at it. It took us several weeks to get all our babies and then it took a month to get mama, but we finally did. SP will stay around, especially with a new batch on the way. So stick with it, give yourself a pat on the back sister. Good job! Smile--say, "Me-good-hunter." smile wider

Auld Hat said...

You really are doing a great job. Also, lest you didn't know this - a cat will not poop where it eats, so if you don't want it to poop in it's bed just set some food in a little dish on it or right next to it. That used to work for me. Back when I was a cat person. Sigh.

kenju said...

Rosemary, you are doing all that you can - so why do you feel badly? Cut some slack!!

jan said...

I love following the Great Kitten Safari of 2007. Keep at it.

Sandy said...

What a job! Didn't know it took so much work but hooray, you've got one and that is a success. I guess I always thought food would win them over. One of our neighbors socializes cats for adoption but she doesn't have to catch them too. Love your big heart, Rosemary!

kenju said...

You'll get them all yet!! Good work, sherlock.

cs said...

Hat Mama needs a kitty...for pete's sake catch one for her!

Ex-Shammickite said...

What are you going to do with the kitties? Are you going to make them into house kitties? We had a ginger kitten that had been born wild, and she never really took to being a family pet, always had that wild streak. She was eventually runover on the road outside my house, poor Marmo.

Joan said...

Do not feel horrible! You are doing all a person can possibly do in a situation like this so stop being so hard on yourself! Wild cats and kittens are a handful and you can only do so much!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I think you should be proud of yourself. You are really doing above and beyond what most folks would do. Keep up the good work! Those kitties are scared now, but they are really lucky little babies.

Middle Child said...

Hunger, unfortunately will ensure that as long as you put out the food - in the trap, finally they will have to come in... a bit like us humans I guess. Other than that they may successfully become feral, which is sad, but you have given it your best shot...