First off, I want to thank all of you for the sweet birthday wishes! They meant so much to me! You guys are awesome! There was a trip to our favorite Mexican restaurant, and we shared one Monster Margarita! Ah, it was a nice evening.
So I have to share some great news with you all. I'm sure by visiting my blog, it is pretty clear that we love cats. Now, I will say that I am not the cat lady and never will be. I will never ever take on that title. It implies some, hmmm, ah heck you know what I am talking about.
Anyhoo, we have taken care of all of the strays in our apartment complex. There are two kittens that are in that mix and we have dreamed up some ways of trapping them and saving them. (Not that we don't like the older ones, but it is a lot harder to save them. They don't make that transition well.) Last night, I gave it a shot, and I was successful in trapping one of them. We are so excited to have one more off of the streets. Here is the little guy (or gal), not so sure yet. That is a regular 4 inch bathroom tile, so you can see this is a pretty small guy. Couldn't be more than 3-4 months old.
I should say that no one was hurt in the process. I took a single cat carrier and put it up to the screen door. I had a plate of food in the carrier and another about six inches outside the sliding door. So when the two kittens were eating from the one plate, this little guy saw the one in the carrier and walked right in. I quickly shut the door before it had any idea what was going on. No worries, he was not harmed in any way.
He had a great first night. This little one has never been touch by a human, and frankly hasn't gotten within 5 feet of one. But within an hour of being in a bathroom, I was able to pet it! And not only that but this morning, I walked in the bathroom to see that it had used the litter box TWICE and it had eaten some food! Ah, such a relief! It made the transition within hours. Still frightening by this big human coming towards it with big hand rubbing it's body, but hey, one small step at a time, right?!
Fingers crossed that is a healthy little one, and that I can be successful in trapping his buddy tonight!