Sunday, November 15, 2009
Kitten in the HAUS!
OMG! Kitten cuteness! Friday before the supposed Ida tropical storm Debra and made an attempt to capture one or more of the kittens in the lot to make sure they would be safe.Debra has been working with the kittens over weeks playing with a cat dancer to gain a little trust and to get near them. Little Tiny Dancer has the craziest play drive so she was so entranced by the game that Debra was able to sneak grab her and we quickly put her in a crate and brought her upstairs. We get to the apartment and we are like, well now what? So we called our TNR/foster friends Sonia and Kim to see if they had a cage we could borrow and see what the next steps would be in fostering this little baby. BTW I have to apologize to Sonia for calling her on her vacation I completely forgot in my excitement and I left her an insane message. Anyway Kim helped us out, thank goodness, because we had a growling hissing pound and half kitten sitting in our apartment. We went to the pet store got food, litter box and all accoutrements for a kitten. We set up the cage and then we tried to transfer her out of the crate into the cage, when Kim said oh just put the crate inside with the door open I assumed that kitten would high-tail it out of the crate into the cage, but no sir, she was refusing to budge even when I tipped the crate forward. The only choice we had was to just leave the whole crate in the cage overnight with the door open hoping she'd come out. At this point the little kitten was sounding like the exorcist with all her growling and spitting so Debra was getting nervous. I grew up with my grandmother bringing in the angriest ferals into our home, so I was ok with her, I knew she'd back away from us and the most she'd do is scratch which hurts but no major damage. In the morning when I woke up to walk my dog Budda, I figure I'd make an attempt to get her out of the crate while Debra slept so she wouldn't freak out. I took apart the crate like the vets showed us once, so the top was off and she dashed towards the back of the cage and hissed at me. The next day Kim came over and sat with us in front of the cage and the hissing had calmed down by that point, so although she recommended small steps like just sitting in front of the cage and putting our hand in without petting her, Debra decided to go a different route. She got out the baby food Kim left us and fed her on a spoon and with a big wooden spoon she pet the kitten, and while I took Budda out for his evening walking Debra managed not only to pet her, but give her a belly rub and carry her and put her in her lap for a pet, amazing! This little miss also allowed me to give her a long pet and to hold her in my arms. After we came back from dinner, Debra was back at it, and had that little kitten belly up in her arms with her eyes closed and getting a belly rub. So this morning I got to do the same. I have to say kittens are pretty damn irresistible. So this little girl, and she's definitely a girl, is called Bunny. We are going to foster Bunny we aren't sure we are going to keep her yet, so just keep up with the posts if you are interested, we are also hoping to get her remaining siblings, which only two remain, the other two have gone missing for 4 days, which is bad news. Ok well enjoy little Bunny adventures.
Note: sorry for the shitty pics, I had to set my camera at 1600 ISo so I can shoot in a very dark cage.