We love visiting the blogs of the Society of Feline Gardeners every Thursday, and have been begging our mom to let us join. Well kitties, it sounds like we finally got through to her. Two weeks ago, she told us she found something very special growing in our garden. We were thrilled and insisted she take pictures of it immediately so we could do a "Thursday in the Garden" post. She took the pictures, but said she would be too busy to post for a while. She was right about being busy. She has been "working in the garden" for days and has finally agreed to do our post. So here it is! This is the very special thing Mommy found growing in our garden.
Huh?...What the... Hey, wait a minute! What is THAT?
Mommy, you have some 'splaining to do!
You may remember the story we told of how our Teddi was a feral cat who had kittens in our back yard four years ago. It has been my mission since then to make sure every homeless kitty on our block is spayed or neutered, vaccinated, fed and cared for as much as they will accept. The plan has been a success so far, and my little colony of three outdoor feral cats has lived happily and kitten-free for four years. So, I was very surprised when two weeks ago while I was putting out the morning snax for the ferals that a tiny kitten ran out of the feeding station and bolted away. I looked around for him with no luck and eventually had to leave for work. I had hoped he hadn't gone far, and was relieved when I returned home from work and found he had made himself right at home in the Feral Villa on our back deck. His eyes were still mostly blue and he looked waaaaay too tiny to be away from his mom. Since he was so young, the most likely scenario is that his mamacat lived on a nearby block and was relocating her family when something happened and he got misplaced.
The picture above was taken two weeks ago, and the following picture was taken yesterday. He has grown a LOT in two weeks.
He was wild and terrified at first, but is now completely tame. He is living in our bathroom until I can take him to the vet for a check-up tomorrow. Because we already have four cats in our family, I will try to find the perfect forever home for him. If the perfect home doesn't present itself, we will gladly welcome the little guy into our family. We have named him "Clarence".