Last night, Doug and I took a drive. We are notorious for going on long drives to hash out ideas, talk about the future, make plans, and just talk. We were driving kind of aimlessly, through downtown, through the projects, through the industrial zones, through the suburbs and quite suddenly, Doug slammed on his brakes, flipped the truck around and pulled onto a big lot. I saw something move. Something little and white. Something adorable. At least I was guessing it was adorable, since it was furry and tiny. Then I saw another, then another. Sweet baby Jesus, it was a litter of kittens! I scooped up the biggest one right as it was headed towards an oncoming car (induce heart attack now...) and Doug wrangled the other two into his arms. It was pretty epic. They were covered in burrs, fleas and all skin and bones. I held them in my lap as Doug ran into the store to grab soft cat food and baby shampoo. They meowed and purred and nuzzled and wriggled.
They are sweet as can be, and our animals are slowly warming up to them. Of course, we can't keep all three, but the pretty little lady in the photos is now our newest pet. We are going to start looking for homes for the boys soon. They are too little to be separated, so maybe in a few weeks. We haven't named her yet, any suggestions would be appreciated!!
I have never had a kitten before. I have Mookyo, the grumpiest oldest cat alive. He's 15 now and this little black and white kitten looks like his mini-me. He is not super stoked on the little kittens, and Ollie kind of wants to eat them, and Charlie could care less. But I am sure they will get used to each other eventually. Or they'll do what dogs and cats do. I'm just so happy that we saved these little babies from a almost certain death. This girl fits in my hands, and purrs like a motorboat. The littlest boy is really skittish and shy, but he's really cute, and the biggest is bossy and loud, and takes care of the two littlest. I'll take photos of the boys tomorrow.
We're not building an arc, but we sure do seem to attract a lot of animals...