I had to work late this evening and I didn’t have lunch. All I wanted to do was eat, relax, and watch tv. As soon as I got in the door I kissed the husband and headed to the fridge. When that booger gets up and starts making something before I could even get to the microwave. JERK! If I were pregnant he wouldn’t be alive right now.
I protested loudly and marched into the living room to kick off my shoes and shake the girls free (best feeling in the world!). My daughters BFF was standing by the back door. Apparently our doorbell was broken and she wanted to play. It was already after 7pm but my evil microwave hoarding husband said to let them go but to be back before dark. Ok whatever just feed me.
After I ate and ate and ate I got a call from my son. I could hear my daughter wailing in the background.
“Mommy sister fell off her bike! She’s bleeding! She needs you!”
Quickly I left the house, no shoes, no bra, and in very badly miss matched Jammie’s and took off down the street.
I got to the corner and my daughter came limping towards me. I kept hearing baby kitty meows. Weird.
So I tell her BFF to go and get her bike soI can walk it home. As I turn around some random neighbor had followed me all the way down the street with a large xerox box. More baby kitty meows.
Oh crap! No I do not want a free kitten! Go away random neighbor!
Yet inside this box there was this tiny cream colored Persian kitten. He had blue eyes and looked about 4 weeks old.
“I pulled him out from under my house. Been cryin for two days. Mamma must have left this one. ”
Sigh….so against my better judgment I went home with a busted up ten year old, two happy children, and a freaking cat!
I think I wind up with a “hey I found this critter near so and so. Do you want him?” About every few months. Mostly my temptations are strongly avoided but now I have three rats, two cats, and an opinionated chihuahua…and a giant golden retriever…oh and Tom…the snake. (Don’t ask. He’s just Tom)
With my allergies I can’t handle any more “critters”!
Anyways I spent about an hour getting both kids to back up off this mamma so I can assess the kitty.
Kitty was sick. Severely dehydrated, skinny as a twig, and so young. He (I checked twice, was a he and definably not a she.) had nasty crusties around his eyes and nose. You could also see discharge coming from his left eye. So I cleaned him up the best I could and gave him what cat food we had on hand and water.
He sat right in the bowl.
About an hour later we were leaving my friends house kitten free.
I am really a giant sucker. He was cute though.
By the way I heard a friend of a friend is expecting a little of chihuahua puppies soon!