Category Archives: cat

kitten

Heard a kitten inside the walls between my room and the bathroom. What was that short story that had a cat meowing from within the walls? I couldn’t bear to think of letting the cat starve to death there, so Kathy and my dad pried out large sections of the bathroom wall to get to the kitten.

Having rescued the kitten to the great detriment of the wall, we tucked the kitten into a hurriedly scrounged-up shoebox and sped off to the zoo. The kitten was fed, cleaned, and put to bed by one of Kathy’s friends, and we took the kitten back home after being given some instructions on how to take care of her (her!).

There are some complications, of course. My dad is a bird person, my sister is a dog person, and I don’t know how the KittenWhoMustNotBeNamed (my sister fears I’ll get too attached if I name her) will get along with Lucas (a big black Labrador), Kaygee (a somewhat grumpy toy poodle) and Picco (the Lovebird of Death).

Maybe I’ll get to keep her if I ask for her as my graduation present. If I do get to keep her, I’ll probably name her something like “Nano”. ;)

Cross-reference: KittenWhoMustNotBeNamed#1

The truth about cats and dogs

Kaygee, our otherwise adorable toy poodle, is apparently as insecure as they come. Have my hands full trying to take care of the kitten.

Another cat link

- http://www.sniksnak.com/cathealth/howto10.html

Orphan Kitten FAQ

Cyclops writes in with this nice link about adopting orphan kittens.
http://www.fanciers.com/cat-faqs/orphans.html

By the way, my kitten (we’re thinking of naming her Catastrophix;
looks like the parents are letting me keep her!) now eats solid food,
although she hasn’t figured out how to drink water yet.

Catastrophix updates — cat

Catastrophix the kitten is alive and well, although somewhat
fishy-smelling (we’ve been feeding her solid kitten food). She still
hasn’t figured out the litter box or the water dish, but she makes up
for it with quite an appetite.

Some confusion about her age. I’ll go with the vet’s guess placing her
at around a month old. My sister contends that she’s far younger. At
any rate, Catastrophix can walk around (albeit unsteadily), purr
(quite delightfully), and snuggle (rather contentedly).

It’s been hard to type with one hand, but it’s worth it for that
little furball.

The (Mis)adventures of Catastrophix continue… — cat

She’s developing quite an appetite, although she still persists in
attempting to swim through her food. She’s grooming herself now!