I have a kitty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'll give you the story of how I came to get this kitten.
My parents recently moved into a new house, and there is a great deal of construction around this relatively new neighborhood (houses still being built). A family of cats was living in a parked bulldozer, and the workmen would see them running all around. On a couple occasions, the cats would jump out of the bulldozer right when it was being turned on!
A few days later, my dad noticed that there was a kitten in the garage! It was terrified of people since it obviously had a tough start to life. He tried with no success to capture it.
This weekend, I visited my family along with my sister (and her husband and two little kids) and brother. We left the garage door open, but the kitten wouldn't leave. It also evaded capture for over a day. Eventually, it was captured with three people cooperating on Saturday.
At first, it was TERRIFIED. We put it in a large box with kitten carrier inside to give it a safe place to rest in. It was obviously afraid of people, so my brother and I very slowly eased it into socializing with a TON of patience and care.
Now, just two days later, it has gone from hissing when you put the food down to now wanting attention! It now loves to be held, and it purrs loudly when it gets human contact. It will climb up to your shoulder/head and just hold on to you, sometimes licking you.
My dad and I took it to the vet today, and we found out for sure that it's a she. She weighs only 2.5 pounds at this stage. She also has a minor fever, but I will administer antibiotics twice daily for the next 10 days. Once the fever is gone, she can get more shots. She's eating very well, and she's now here to say, "HELLO!" to you!
I haven't come up with a name yet. I'll be thinking about this for several days.
He ran because it grounded him in basics. There was both life and death in it; it was unadulterated by media hype, trivial cares, political meddling...It was all joy and woe, hard as a diamond; it made him weary beyond comprehension. But it also made him free.