Friday, April 15, 2011

Special Delivery

I seem to have an aura about me. About my whole house, really. As Heather commented on Twitter, "There must be a sign in Cat that says 'Bring kittens here ---->' :-) " It's true, I've always been an ailurophile. I've always loved cats, from wee-teeny fluffballs with sideways ears and still-sealed eyelids to crotchety, wizened old grandma cats. When I was in school and working as a vet, I seemed to have a never-ending stream of kittens/cats that needed homes. I'm not even working anymore, and yet...

At our house this morning, David was calmly playing near the front door when he suddenly started shrieking and signing, "Scared!" while looking at the door. I hugged him and asked Wendy to peek out the door to see if something was on the porch; we occasionally have random big dogs sniffing around our porch. She looked out and said, "Mommy! There's a baby kitty stuck in our door!"

I said, "There is not a baby kitty stuck in our door," as I went to see for myself.

I was right. There was not a baby kitty stuck in our door. There were four baby kitties between the screen door and the front door, and the Mama Cat was poking her head through the screen with number five in her mouth, just like it was a mail slot. Plop! Five kittens stuck in the door.

I brought them inside. I mean, seriously - it was storming, the kittens were wet and terrified, and Mama was looking at me with big, hopeful eyes. Now I have six cats in my bathroom.

One Mama, a petite black longhair, who looks to be about 8 months old.
One baby, an orange shorthair, male.
One baby, a black longhair, male.
Ditto.
Ditto.
One baby, a tortoiseshell longhair, female.


SIGH.

Anyone want a kitten for Easter?

4 comments:

amber @ classichousewife said...

Kitten, bunny, what's the difference? =p

You must be a kitty magnet. =)

Nicki said...

Sounds like everyone has a family of 6 cats in their bathroom! At least mine go back to the clinic in a few weeks!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh they are so adorable! We have three and we love them. Sure hope that you find them homes soon.REally like your blog. Glad I found it!

Susan said...

I love them all. But would totally take the Torti. If we lived near you. And if My Man would let me. Or you could just drive it here...what could he really say????