I have been away from the forum this year, I decided to take a year off fostering since we are crunched for space, my son moved back in temporarily and his old room was my kitten room. But, of course the Universe didnt want me to take a break I guess, as I was reading in my bed last friday night around midnight, I heard out the window what sounded like a baby kitten. My husband thought I was crazy, but I grabbed my flashlight and ran outside in my pajamas.I couldn't find it. I heard it again the next day, and my son Jack and I saw a tiny kitten run into my neighbors woodpile. I couldn't get her to come out so I left her food. I finally caught her Sunday, I got close enough and started making noises like a mother cat, and she came to me! I grabbed her and brought her home. I have her in "quarantine" in a bedroom, and have begun the spoiling. She is about 8 weeks and was starved,dirty and terrified. Who knows what had happened to her. She is very shy and will let me cuddle her if I go to her and pick her up, but she hides a lot. I dont want to bother her too much, I will post pics when she settles down. I am a bit rusty on my socialization skills,can someone remind me how long this might take, I odnt even want to take her to the vet till she is comfortable with me, it would scare her too much. She seems very healthy, is eating a ton, besides obviously needing to get tested and all that stuff. The shelter cant take her anytime soon, they are overflowing, so she is mine for now. I named her Sunday, since that was the day I caught her.
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7/24/07 at 9:48am