ok, lemme give you all a quick summary of these kittens. Earlier this year, there was a huge flood in New York and Pennsylvania, the biggest of the century. 10 years ago, my family moved on a hill in Kirkwood NY, away from Conklin NY, which always flooded.
Last year, we picked up a cat, Joshua, from our old neighbor over in Conklin. This was July of 2005. Joshua died in Feburary of unknown causes (the vet didn't even know). It was a sad loss, Josh was the best kitten ever.
Then in late June/early July, the flood hit. It was devistating. So when the waters lowered, my mother and I went to go see if it was our old house that we saw FLOATING DOWN THE RIVER on the news. Needless to sat, it was. So there goes my childhood.
Wandering around was a cat that kept following me, I then found out that he was stuck in a tree for the past 2 weeks. Knowing that it was my old neighbors cat. I took him. (My old neighbors house, like every other house on the street, was totaled).
Later that day, my mother went over there with my father and another cat appeared, the mother of Joshua.
Weird part: We picked up Joshuas mother exactly one year after we pick up Joshua.
OK, so we're trying to find homes for the cats. My mother friend took Lupe (the first cat) but no one wants Jazmine (Josh's mother). Over time, Jazmine keeps gaining weight. All of a sudden, it looks like she's has a football in her stomach. Then the week I moved off to college, she gives birth to 5 kittens.
The first birth was a breech and had to be helped out by my aunt (who was there at the time). That one was Alfredo, a black and white cat, he's the one who died :-/
Now we have 2 orange kittens, a pure black one, and a calco one. We found a home for Jazmine (once the kittens are off the milk) and one of the kittens. We're probably going to keep one of the Orange ones, Ginger Baker, because he helped Alfredo when he was dieing. It was cute/sad. He even laied on his body once he died. AND they're Joshuas half brothers, so I DO want to keep one of them.
I also think it'd be good for the cat we already have, Boots Electric, to have a playmate.
Okay, that was probably confusing with all the names and whatnot. We went from 1 cat to 7 (to 6
) within 2 months, so it's quite confusing for us.
Thanks for the help guys!