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post #31 of 58
http://www.thinkbabynames.com/keyword/0/rain

Look at the first one!

"Ara (Arabic) "Brings rain." [Ari, Aria, Arria]"

I think he is meant to be yours!

On there boy names for Rain: Tal (Hebrew) "Rain; dew." [Tahl, Talor]

Dewie would be cute.
post #32 of 58
You did absolutely the right thing! You saved his precious little life! And what a beauty he is, too cute for words. Anyone who would leave a kitten out in the rain like he was should NOT have a pet, no matter what. You've already taken him into your home and hearts -- now just keep him and love him for the rest of his life!
post #33 of 58
Awww, what a cutie!

You did the right thing to take him in, however, (if I may play Devil's Advocate) how do you think this will affect Max! He is already stressed. will this make things worse for him with added change in his life?!

Sorry to put another quandry in there, but I know you have been really worried about Max!

I hope you work everything out! Let us know what you decide and how things go!
post #34 of 58
Ari look how hes settled in and fits right into your family.
I dont think you stole him, just keep an eye out incase anyone is claiming for him. Just INCASE someone did lose him, but if his fur isnt shiny then with out a doubt he is anyones baby kitty except for yours
post #35 of 58
Thread Starter 
Hey everyone, thanks for the thoughts. Part of me wants to go looking for his owner, than the other half is scared that his owner is someone who obviously doesn't care for him... I feel torn and as a result, I've kept my eyes out for signs and people looking but so far nothing.

Sar, you're very right... and that's one of the issues on my mind, is how this will affect Max. And I'm not really sure... Max can hold his own, no matter how scared he is, and I think that if the kitten irritates Max, one swat will teach him a lesson. But who knows... my fiance is still needing convincing either way, as he doesn't like the idea of having *3* cats in the house, he thinks that's too many (plus he wants a puppy). Anyway, a lot depends on what the vet says today, both about his health and his condition.

Progress-wise, the little guy slept mostly through the night (woke up at 4:30am but I had to be up soon anyways so it was ok). He's a pouncer and a biter and with one giant leap to attack my hand, my fiance named him Jordan. We're not sure if that's his name, but I think it's cute. Another thing that's cute, if not odd, is that at one point, I was lying on my side and he got up under my hair and started licking the back of my neck, purring his little heart out. Strange?

Anyway, a vet visit is on the agenda for today so we'll see where we can go from there.
post #36 of 58
he looks very settled and happy in the photos cute little baby
post #37 of 58
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Ali012281
Is there anyway to tell if he's been desexed?
I think I'm leaving that up to the vet... I barely figued out he was a boy as it is! At least, I think he's a boy...

Either way, I kinda think he's too young...
post #38 of 58
Maybe he was looking for you, but had the wrong door?
post #39 of 58
I agree with others here who said you did the right thing. My DH and I did the same thing a few years ago. We were at a party, a little kitten came onto the porch, and we took her home. She's been our spoiled princess ever since.
post #40 of 58
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Talon
Maybe he was looking for you, but had the wrong door?
Cute idea!
post #41 of 58
Ari - Love the new pics. He's is precious. Good luck with the vet. I am anxious to hear your updates on the little guy.
post #42 of 58
Ari, Jordan is a very cute name. i love it! Let us all know what the vet has to say! As for Max, he'll adjust. They all do. Trixie had to accept two new comers, and although there were tons of hisses and swats, we're one big happy family now!
post #43 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinkdaisy226
...Another thing that's cute, if not odd, is that at one point, I was lying on my side and he got up under my hair and started licking the back of my neck, purring his little heart out.


That is SOOOO cute!!!

post #44 of 58
500% you did the right thing! Someone that would leave a cat out like that so young and in the rain likely could care less it if vanishes. This cat likely did not get out there on its own and get lost because you found it easily and they could of, too. This kitten needed your help. Thank goodness for people like you.
post #45 of 58
I think you did great by taking him, temporarily or not. I think if someone leaves their baby kitten out in the cold, pouring rain, they don't deserve him/her. Honestly...I mean, if they don't care enough to keep him fenced in, don't leave him any food or water (except for the rain), they obviously don't care. I say keep him in with you, wait a week, see if they put out a sign, or come asking around the place, and take it from there. If you don't hear anything in a week, I would say do what you will with your new friend (as far as keeping him or taking him to a no-kill shelter).

Just a thought...you probably saved his life by taking him in...and it sounds like he's really grateful!

Let us know what happens, ok?

P.S. He's ADORABLE!!
post #46 of 58
Thread Starter 
Okay mini-update. We tried to get him to see the vet but no luck... we'd have to wait to see if someone cancelled and we waiting for a while but we both had to get to work.

We did find out that he looks to be between 7 and 8 weeks old and weighs 2 lbs. That seems about the right weight for that age, right?

We do have a set appointment with a vet tomorrow at noon, I'll be glad to find out how that goes.
post #47 of 58
I definitely think you did the right thing - I don't see how you could have left him outside in the rain crying in good conscience, so I really don't think you had any choice! I would probably make some 'found' advertisements, but definitely do not feel guilty as if you've stolen him, you had to help him! He's adorable! Hope all goes well at the vet's!
post #48 of 58
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Originally Posted by Juniper
I definitely think you did the right thing - I don't see how you could have left him outside in the rain crying in good conscience, so I really don't think you had any choice! I would probably make some 'found' advertisements, but definitely do not feel guilty as if you've stolen him, you had to help him! He's adorable! Hope all goes well at the vet's!
I have to agree that some "found" advertisements are called for. Kittens sometimes do manage to get out or become lost when they're first allowed out. You could print up some notices and hang them in/on the surrounding apartment buildings, and on the bulletin boards of local stores. Don't give any more information than his general age, where and when he was found, and your telephone number. No photos of him, either. Have anybody who calls you give a good description of him, and a satisfying explanation as to how he came to be "lost".
post #49 of 58
Awww...what a little sweetie he is! At the risk of sounding like a broken record after all of these other responses: you absolutely did the right thing. Even if it turns out that it is someone's kitten and you have to give him back you can rest easy knowing that you took care of him when he was obviously in need.

As a side note, he looks SOOOO much like Brendan's kitten Hida! It's uncanny!
post #50 of 58
IMO if no one cares enough to put up notices for him or a lost ad in the papers, he is yours
post #51 of 58
You totally did do the right thing. He is PRECIOUS!
post #52 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by captiva
IMO if no one cares enough to put up notices for him or a lost ad in the papers, he is yours
I agree. He sure is adorable Ari - I hope your able to keep him. Chris wants to call our first puppy Jordan (hehe i really have no idea why I am telling you that )

I do hope your able to work out your finances and are able to keep him, he sounds like the cutest little fella
post #53 of 58
Thread Starter 
Aw, cute that you might name your first puppy Jordan! I prefer Jordan for a girl's name actually but it's adorable either way!
post #54 of 58
Just reading this now...he is adorable...reminds me of our rescue Tippy I can see that he looks a little lean, but he doesn't look stick thin, and those are bright, shiny eyes, and it's a kitten with the energy for those famous "Jordan" jumps <G>.

I look forward to hearing what happens, and more about him.
He called to you, and you heard. Never wrong to do a kindness for an animal or a human, no matter if he ends up staying with you or not.
post #55 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinkdaisy226
Aw, cute that you might name your first puppy Jordan! I prefer Jordan for a girl's name actually but it's adorable either way!

ahhhh.... but who said Chris' pup would be a boy???
post #56 of 58
Thread Starter 
Thanks Pat and you're definitely right, he has tons of energy... for leaping and biting. Maybe we should've named him Jaws...

Ha ha, good point Chris!
post #57 of 58
Please keep him... he will be in good hands.
post #58 of 58
You just have to go with your gut instinct in these matters...the way I see it, if it is in the little guy's best interest and he's happy then all is well and you have for sure done the right thing!!!

He is a real cutie pie by the way!
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