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My new speedbump

post #1 of 6
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I must have some kind of aura, cause I got another one. The kitten I found in the road in June was named Taz (for very obvious reasons) and is currently tormenting my two elderly house cats.

So last week I'm at the antique mall and a man walks up to the counter and says, "We found a kitten standing in the road...just standing there. We stopped traffic and my wife has it in the car. We're headed to the airport to go back to California. I don't know what to do, is there someplace we can take it?"

I called the vet clinic to see if they had anyone looking, which they didn't, but they called a woman who places cats. She said she'd take it and find it a home, but I had to keep it overnight. So...I take it home. Yellow snot, runny eyes, ears FULL of crap and a nice round wormy belly.

The next morning I call the clinic and ask if the woman who said she'd take the kitten was the one who stands in the grocery store parking lot with kittens in a kennel and tries to give them away. Sigh....

The clinic was short of vets and couldn't see him right away, so I just went in and got antibiotics, wormer, etc, and he's responding nicely. He's sweet as can be and going to be quite handsome I think. His coloring is very unique...a dark brown with a bit of orange striping visible in the light. The clinic said they'd help place him, but one of my friends is already quite smitten with him. Cross your fingers!

I'll get pictures soon.
post #2 of 6
Oh poor baby! I'm glad he's with you where he's getting taken care of so good! He sounds so cute! Can't wait for pics!
post #3 of 6
So glad to hear you're taking such good care of him AND it was really nice of those people to stop and get him out of the road, knowing they had a plane to catch. Good thing they didn't leave him there or who know what could've happened to the little guy. See? Everything happens for a reason. What if you hadn't been there the moment that guy walked in and said they found a kitty in the middle of the road? What would the clerk in the antique mall have done???? You were put there for the little guy.
post #4 of 6
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The owner of the mall was working and she's not much of a cat person. She has horses and is currently having problems with someone feeding ferals at the stables. I believe the person is trapping and having them fixed, but the cats are peeing in the hay, which is not going over well.

The couple was probably in their 60's and the man was VERY upset that someone would dump a cat in the road. They said they would have stopped at houses to see if it belonged to someone, but there weren't any. He gave me $20 for vet expenses, which I used to pay for the meds so far. REALLY nice people. I believe he probably was dumped. There's a lot of that going on around here. And the kitten is SO very tame that I imagine it was packed around constantly by kids. It's not afraid of our dog either.

I have him in a separate room in our shop until I clear up the obvious medical problems, and I still have to FELV/FIV test. If he comes back positive he'll be my kitty, although I'll have to do some shifting...

It never ends...
post #5 of 6
The kitten chose a good person to take care of him. You're an angel! Thank you for taking him in, even if only for the time being!
post #6 of 6
Aww. Bless you!!! Your an angel. Hope it all works out and you can keep him!!

I would love to see pics!!
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