Saturday, August 1, 2009

Little Miss Green Eyes

A week or so ago, this little creature showed up in the garage.

The garage! That's Joseph's domain! He rarely allows Joanie, Lizzie or Tigger in the garage - those three cats make their home in the chicken coop because King Joseph is usually very territorial. Tigger will sometimes venture into the garage, but as soon as Joey shows up, Tigger beats it out of there like a bat out of hell. That's why we were so surprised to see this little one in the garage.

Anyway, she's been eating (Joseph's!) cat food, and some kitten food that mom's cat Bessie didn't like. Oh, and milk. Warm milk. Warm milk with a shot of Carnation Fat Free French Vanilla Creamer, thank-you-very-much. She's got a soulful meow, and you can tell she wants desperately to be loved, but she's very skittish. My sister tried putting food and toys in a trap, but that kitty is too smart to fall for that old trick. She will play with cat toys, and lets people get really close, but not close enough to grab her. That is, no ordinary person can get close enough, so we called The Cat Whisperer, a.k.a. my niece Jen. She has rescued countless cats and found homes for them. She's like a snake charmer when it comes to stray cats. Jen came over and just reached down and scooped up that sweet little kitty, and put her in a cat carrier.


I wish we could bring this little girl into the house, but my sister is horribly allergic to cats. Not to mention the fact that any newcomers would have to get past these three hooligans who hate cats with a white hot passion.

Jen has a great cat cage (that her two favorite aunts gave her for her birthday this year) and took the kitty home so she can socialize her. After all, Jen has 8 cats and 3 dogs, not to mention the sheep and horses and chickens and ducks and guinea fowl, so what is one more, right? We will pay to get the kitty vetted and spayed when she is old enough.

After that, this little girl will need a home. She's a pretty little thing with long hair and green eyes. Jen is calling her "Olive" because of her pretty green eyes.

Anybody want a kitty?

11 comments:

Stephanie said...

She's beautiful! I'm sure you will find a great home for her.

Sue said...

She's so cute. I'm glad she chose your house to hide in. Now she'll get a safe and loving home. Smart kitty!

Channon said...

She's darling! I'm so glad Jen was able to work her magic with Olive. I hope you find her a great home very soon!

margo said...

bet I can find her a fantastic home.

Can you send me these pictures via email so I can forward them?
sjwool37@yahoo.com

Knitter in an Urban Zoo said...

She looks like Ruthie did when Ruthie was a mere kitten...so so cute.

Sonya said...

Such a cute little girl should have no problem finding the perfect home. Glad she found her way to you house.

Nichole said...

Yeah Jen (and you)!!! She's darling...

Amanda said...

Such a pretty kitty! I have three, and that's our limit for now, but if I just had the two, I'd be emailing you for sure. Good on you and Jen for saving her!

trish said...

She is beautiful, looks a little like a Maine coon. I wish I could take her but I have 6 I rescued already that I trying to find homes for...Good luck!

Criquette said...

oh wow, what a beautiful little girl! Good thing I live so far away, otherwise I'd adopt her in a heartbeat!

Knitter in an Urban Zoo said...

Did Olive find a home? She's so precious and Jen sounds like a really cool gal.