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post #31 of 50
Aww Jenn your an Angel ,in every sense of the word

Thank you for taking in those little kitties ,I hope and pray you can find the others.

It sounds to me that it may be your boss who might have dumped these poor souls.
Its out in the country and these cats just 'happen' to be dumped
He must know how you feel about cats.so why did he say get them or he would shoot them?

Naah he sounds like a right and it sounds like they were his cats and he wants rid of them
post #32 of 50
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I live in SW Missouri close to the Arkansas line........ in a little town called Cape Fair. It is just barely on the map..

Population on the weekend is about 400. During the week, about a 100... And that's due to the fishermen who fish on the weekend. It's right on a lake.

Are you hinting around you would like these kittens if I lived in California???..........hehe They are sweet and I have never seen such cuties. My cat toe was a beautiful kitten and he is a beautiful adult cat too. He reminds me of the long haired one except the color is different and her tail is bushier than his was.. She already has a few guard hairs too.

And I'm glad someone got that man license number. Hopefully in Ca someone will do something. Here it is hardly a crime... You end up keeping the rescues like me... It's hard not to.. I get attached real easy..
post #33 of 50
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Furryferals, you might be right. My boss and his brother knew I had 18 cats and knew I was going to build an enclosure as well for my own cats. I have thought about this since yesterday wondering if they set me up to take the babies they didn't want. A couple days before the babies were at work, the wife told me her son was alergic to cats so they could never bring them in. At that time no mention was made that kittens had been dumped. I didn't hear about that until the day I took them home. It chaps me when I think they were kept in a tiny cage outside elevated in the air against the house.

This man has no telling how many horses. They are all fat with dirty water in their water barrell. One has a broken back that is in a healing process. We feed them carrots during our lunch break and talk to them.

He also raises german shepards for policemen. His is retiring his sire and dam and has two 6 months old that are kept in a pen AWAY from the house. Their pen is about 10x10 with nothing but dirt in it and two large dog houses. The dogs can't do anything but walk around their dog houses and sit down or lay down. They can't run or play because there is not room. It is sad. They are all taken care of physically as far as food and water but that's all. None have any type of human nurturing at all. He told me once he should get them out and play with them a little. Duh............is he just now figuring that out?

It was probably a set up... But that's ok..... I don't mind. They are better off with someone will will nurture them a little and pet them. I asked the brother if they had been treated for fleas since they were outside and he said NO, his brother treats the whole yard.

"Does that make sense"?....

And yeah, they knew how I felt about cats. So the shooting and the guns they take to work to show them off just primed me more than likely. Telling me they would shoot them was a sure fire way to get me to take them. I wouldn't have been able to stand it.

And we'll see what transpires with the other two... If they are sitting under my car Mondy evening, I will know definately it was a set up. I think one of them is a long haired grey kitten. Looks like the other long haired one except for the color. I heard the wife talking about it. I have no idea about the 4th one.
post #34 of 50
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Originally Posted by jcribbs
I live in SW Missouri close to the Arkansas line........ in a little town called Cape Fair. It is just barely on the map..

Population on the weekend is about 400. During the week, about a 100... And that's due to the fishermen who fish on the weekend. It's right on a lake.

Are you hinting around you would like these kittens if I lived in California???..........hehe They are sweet and I have never seen such cuties. My cat toe was a beautiful kitten and he is a beautiful adult cat too. He reminds me of the long haired one except the color is different and her tail is bushier than his was.. She already has a few guard hairs too.

And I'm glad someone got that man license number. Hopefully in Ca someone will do something. Here it is hardly a crime... You end up keeping the rescues like me... It's hard not to.. I get attached real easy..

It is hard not to get attached to them, I had momma ( sissy ) in my siggy who had 5 baby girls when I brought her home, and she was pregrant when took her to be spayed, had all of them done all 16 of them, spayed, neutered, 12 females 4 males, shots, tested, wormed, the whole smear, I was so lost trying to figure what to do, I made some phone calls to a few places like Actors and Friends for animals they payed for almost all the spay and neuter, plus the vet only charged $25 for females and $15 for the boys, and I got private money donated through other rescues and a place here close to where I live called H.O.P.E Helping out pets everyday, they do mostley shelter rescue, but they gave me a donation also and friends and family. The gal that works there is a very decated person to the animals, and I felt like I was defeated, feeding, trapping, bringing them home, getting them to the vet, It took me a year by myself, with the help of a wonderful hubby who built me an enclouser, and got his butt kicked and bite a few times when we were getting them to the vet, I went to that shopping center parking lot every day for a year and cried everytime I left there, I didn't know anything about ferals, but they weren't all that bad mostely scared. This site was so much help I don't think I could have done it with TCS. twelve out of sixteen of that group are all related, sissy, miniman, Ziggy, Zazzy, Zinger and some from the first group, So I don't think I could do it again and stay together, its a very emotionally draining deal. But she told me Lois there's a place in heaven for people like us, and I'm sure your included for what you do, it's not for glory or pats on the back it's for the Love of the animals isn't it? I have never had such loving sweet cats I know they appericate it all, and that's all that matters.. Good luck I hope you keep them if you can..
post #35 of 50
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I'll keep them............... I wouldn't have brought them home otherwise... They are so darn sweet. They purr everytime I pick them up. They played all day yesterday and today they have slept most of the day. And they are unafraid of my other cats. They walk amist the dogs and cats like they were born in this house. They have no fear..

And I agree with you. It's all about love and it's only about love. Homeless animals just get to me. And yes, mine appreciate homes as well.

I remember when Mama first started coming around. I could tell she was a dumped pregnant stray. And she had been someones pet. She was very tame and sweet and when I would go outside, she would rub herself on my legs wanting some attention. When I went to work one evening, leaving a little late naturally, she had had her kittens on my porch in a box. I tucked them in and worried about them my whole shift. When I got home that night at 11pm, I brought mama and her 5 kittens in the house and gave them a room for privacy. She came right in. She knew she needed help. One baby was injured and died in less than 24 hrs. I tried to bottle feed him but he was too weak and didn't make it. When I found him he was still warm and she was laying on him and as horrible as it sound I tried CPR on him to try and save him so I could get him to the vet but he never responded. He was solid silver and very beautiful. I buried him in my front yard beside another kitten that a dog had killed that I had buried the year before... It still chokes me up to think about it. My husband was working out of state and I had no one there with me. It was horrible. But I kept Mama and got her fixed and I kept two of her babies. Angie, and Dovey. My son kept one and named him Tigger. Tigger was going to be a house kitty and he got out and when they were trying to catch him, a car hit him. They took him to a 24 hr vet in Missouri and the vet said he was just bruised and would be ok. So they kept in isolated and on his medicine so he could heal. No bones were broken. He lived three days. He was eating good, pooping good and they got up on the third day and he was dead. It made my son so mad that the vet said he was ok. My son said he would have rather put tigger to sleep than have him suffer three days with them thinking everything was ok... My son's family was so sad. They loved Tigger. The last kitten, Rowdy, who I also planned on keeping passed as well due to something with it's bladder. He stayed at the vet the last two days of his life. He was suffering and I had to make a hard decision. He was going to have to have a cathether for the rest of his life. A nerve going to his bladder was paralyed and he was in terrible pain. It was horrible to see. He would cry and cry. He was my little baby Rowdy man and I will never forget him.. I suspect my sister rat terrier bit him over the water bowl. There was no broken skin but when Rowdy initally screamed, him and Sam were by the bowl and Rowdy's back was wet.. That's what I think happened anyway. But he was never the same. He was 5 weeks old and was being fed on an IV drip.. He could not poop either. I never babysitted Sam again. Losing Rowdy iin that way was possibly the hardest loss I have ever experienced. My husband never got to know Rowdy guy... He was a bundle of pure energy and joy.

But this is mama and the two I have now. And they are all so extremely sweet. The girls are going on two years old now. They were born April 13th, 2005. It is a day I will never forget. And I'm sorry for going on about all this. It was just a very emotional time. Losing two babies in a close proxomity of time was very difficult.










These two and Mama are very special to me...... Dovey was the runt and the most active next to Tigger. They were buds. She is a very dominate little girl. Angie is a lovey cat. She was the biggest one. Her name initially was Angel but then I started calling her Angadena and it changed to Angie.... I have never known another cat named Angela. When I call her outside, in my high pitched human cat voice........"Angadena".........and here she comes. All mine end up with Dena on the end. Dovelenadena.........hehe She comes when I say it too... Dovey is a big talker. If I talk to her, she talks back to me... Angie still likes sleeping on top of me. She is slowly migrating to the living room or my feet. But I have had them since they were less than a day old.

I blamed myself for Rowdys death. I thought Sam was a dog who liked cats and I felt absolutely safe with him around my kittens. My sister had several cats. I never thought this would happen. But it did and I grieved for that little guy... He looked like a little striped raccoon. He was little fur ball. After this happened he could hardly stand up that he wasn't screaming. His mother cat ignored him after his injury so she probably knew he wouldn't make it. The vet was closed and I took him the first thing the next morning and I slept on the floor by him with him in a dog crate so I could keep an eye on him and give him a reassuring touch.......

And this is enough memory lane for me. Jeez....
post #36 of 50
Tell your boss I will humanly euthanize him for free.

Just kidding of course.

First it's drowning; now shooting them? What the heck was he going to shoot these little kittens with? a shotgun? Humans!

With all the educational programs about the treatment of animals--heck, even on the tellyvision--you'd think this type of thing would be a thing of the past, but it's not. I really despise people sometimes....

Lots of goodness, long life, safety, and health to these little ones.
post #37 of 50
Thread Starter 
Done!! I will tell him in the morning. It was a shotgun he bought a couple days before all this. Where did the drowning come in at though? That's news to me... I'm fixing to reread the thread and see if I had a typo.....

And the babies will be fine as wine! And I also much prefer animals to people. They are a lot more honest in every way... Emotionally, they play no games. They are always glad to see ya. They expect nothing and are happy for what they get.. People should be like that!
post #38 of 50
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Originally Posted by jcribbs
Done!! I will tell him in the morning. It was a shotgun he bought a couple days before all this. Where did the drowning come in at though? That's news to me... I'm fixing to reread the thread and see if I had a typo.....

And the babies will be fine as wine! And I also much prefer animals to people. They are a lot more honest in every way... Emotionally, they play no games. They are always glad to see ya. They expect nothing and are happy for what they get.. People should be like that!

I alway's say that I perfer animals over most people, I even told my daughter they don't ask me for new clothes car, gas money, I don't have to try and live up to what other meowey's do And your so right I have never had lap cats or cats that really liked to be loved on like these ones I rescued, that's why I know they think I'm absolutely MARVLOUSSS and I say the same about them, first time I ever really raised babies, It is emotional to see what happens to so many of them, I can't read Rainbow Bridge very often it breaks my Heart so much, I can't stand to see one dead in the road, It just makes me want to come home and hug all of mine, Sometimes I wish I werent so soft Hearted I really do. I have even thought what if something were to happen to me, I know my hubby couldn't do it, I am the person who made a decision to get them bring them home so I feel so very responsible for them, I often wondered did I do the right thing, and I just tell my self if it was or not I had to do it, I said when I finally got mommy and babies I felt like I had been on the worse airplaine ride for a year and that plane finally landed safe..We could go on and on couldn't we ? The work is lots but the Love is double.
post #39 of 50
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I am totally in agreement................totally.
post #40 of 50
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I checked on the other two kittens today and got the truth. The 4 kittens were not dumped. It seems my boss and his wife picked them several weeks back from a "free kittens" ad on the road. They had them a while evidently changed their minds or the husband changed his mind without telling the wife. Since they were out of town, it was put to the wife that they must have run off??? Now how dumb is that? I see this woman every single day I work. The kids are attached to the cats but one is allergic and his little eyes swell if he is around them. He is three yrs old.

So, right now, the two kittens are safe. They are not shooting the kittens but they "stressed to me" how dangerous it was for the babies at their house. Bologny!

So possibly after we move......... I might take them but not now...

When I took the other two, everyone knew what was going on except the wife. They let her think the babies had run off. I found this out because I told her how good they were doing and she said "YOU HAVE THEM???" She had been so worried and her husband and her brother n law did not tell her. She is glad I have them. I could hear her and her husband arguing over the fact she did not know and no one told her today. The were in the office behind closed doors but she told me she was so thankful and glad that I had them....... Those dumb men!

So, my two new kittens are safe and their litter mates are safe as well....... She told her kids that the kittens got a new home and are living in a kitty castle.... she did not want them to feel bad but she does not want them back due to her little son.
post #41 of 50
So, my two new kittens are safe

Oh gee imagne that some people say it was meant for you to have them What I think is they were just lucky you cared enough...

That's why I said I will not go to that parking lot looking around I already know what's there. When I first started feeding them one of the secyrity guards drove up and asked me what I was doing, I said feeding these kitties, he told me we were told if we saw someone to tell them not to feed them I looked at him and I told him this problem started with a HUMAN and my not feeding them will not make them go away it will make them starve to death, he just kinda looked at me and I looked right back at him, and he said ya know what I didn't even see you here Everyday sometimes 2 times a day I would drive there and feed them, no one ever said a word to me. Sometimes I would sit there in the car in the wind, rain, heat, didn't matter, but most of the time they were all right in the same spot waiting and so help me God they would come running when they saw my car...I can't get it through my own thick skull how people can dump them, neglect them, think they are just cats . I was just waiting for the day when someone would call the police I had it all planned I was going to tell them what your going to arrest me for having a kind heart, I would have gone to jail I would have really. The county I live in puts thousands of cats to sleep each and every year, and I also thought they aren't going to come and get these kitties. You would not see a litter of puppies left in that mess, the cats do not get the same respect as dogs, and don't get me wrong I am a dog lover also raised bassets for years, But you just wouldn't see that...What is wrong with people If I had to be an activist for anything that's where I'd be CATS I am glad you and the kitties found each other, and I know we can't save them all, and that is really overwhelming to me...I'm such a blabber mouth
post #42 of 50
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Just keep on a blabbering. I do it too. I have some of the longest posts I have seen here. I start on one subject and end on something entirely different..."in the same post"...

We are not scatter brained honey. We are highly evolved humans whose brain cells comprehend more than one subj at a time so keep it coming. I love it!! It's a female thing....

Seriously. My family is odd. [imagine that] When we all get together, the females sit at the table and can have four different conversations with each other at the same table and know what everyone is saying and talking about. It drives my husband nuts. He is always confused by us. But then he is a mere male mortal being.......hehe

I might also add that I have three dogletts as well who are quite fluent in the human language. Goof ball rescues who I love...

I would talk more but I am just exhauted but will be back tomorrow with freshly rested brain cells.

Take it easy halfpint! Some of your posts have just made my day.......

Jenn [the talker]

p.s. and yes, your babies are safe.........
post #43 of 50
Ok then we can both blab, But I can't beleive I haven't been named thread killer yet Pretty much everyone must see my name and go OH NO !!!! It's halfpint Oh I have 1 Dog I used to raise Bassets, did for about 8 years, only have Zoie now...She thinks the cats are hers, if they start romping she's right there to go ok let me in to, but sometimes it's kinda like walking through a land mine for her sometimes, but she would never hurt them, I wouldn't have a dog that can't tolerate the kittys , she just loved them when they were babies, Cats are just a big TAD easier then the dogs I think...Have have a Great day I have to shove myself away ... Guess I'm the rambler
post #44 of 50
I really wish I had my own place and I knew we could introduce them to my Lilly and Tavia because if I could I would take them they are darlins.
post #45 of 50
Sometimes people just suck - which is why there are cats to be rescued. And then there's the people at TCS............
post #46 of 50
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THE CATS PEOPLE AT TCS ARE GRRRRRRREAT!!!

Hmmmmmm.. Wasn't that Tony the tiger's saying? He was such a sweet cereal kitty......hehe

Halfpint, you are not a thread killer.........hehehehe [I thought that was me....] And bassetts are so sweet. They have loving eyes. I have never raised dogs but I have had plenty of them growing up and as an adult. In fact, I have to have a dog wherever I live. They are a different type of companion than a cat. But I absolutley agree, I could not have a dog that did not like cats. It would be too worrysome. I have a dog right now that is cowed by one particular cat I have... The cat is the boss... She minds the cat better than she minds me....... He has her trained...

And tavia, that is a sweet thing to say.... Husband thinks they are awful cute too. The little black faced one, Spice, is curled up in bed with him right now.. And Sugar sits by him. As a rule, most of the cats purrrfer me, but these two are purrreferring him. He loves it....

And yeah LDG..............most people suck!!! Amen to that. In fact, worse than vaccuums............. I don't know why they act they way they do sometimes

Gotta go..........I am the babbling rambler after working three days... I am going to play a quick game of cards [hardwood spades] and then head to bed... I'm feel like I could sleep 10 hrs.. I need all the beauty sleep I can get. Hopefully it will make a difference...........hahahaha

Later on, Jenn and the gang!
post #47 of 50
Hey Jenn you were the thread killer on this one Well untill I said this I'll erase this after you answer I couldn't resist that sick person here
post #48 of 50
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Hey Halfpint, I am confused. What sick person?............. I think I missed something... help!!!

Don't erase answers I like them all... even when I kill my own threads...........hehe

Jenn

p.s. I think I know but not sure....... by the way Cammie is beautiful...
post #49 of 50
Oh not you, I meant I was a sicko for thinking I would let you be the thread killer on this if no one else made a comment I wouldn't erase it anyway. Yes My Cammie is a beautiful girl she doesn't really like anyone but me I got her from a girl I worked for about 7 years ago, she was a street kitty also. She is the kind that holds up in my bedroom doesn't want the other cats in there and she will let them go as far as the master bathroom then lay in the doorway and they won't go by her to get out She doesn't have a mean bone in her she's just not very social even after all this time, I don't think it helped when I added 6 extra cats at the same time Hey sorry if I had you Have a Wonderful Day I am going to try and do the same I guess what it really was I couldn't stand for this thread to die
post #50 of 50
Thread Starter 
Oh, I get it now........... duh.........

And speaking of Cammie, she is really pretty. You have a great siggy of her.... And from your description of her, "Queen of the Castle" suits her just fine!!!

I gotta crash now. Been a very long day....... I painted for three and a half hrs after working 8 at my job. Tomorrow when I get up, I am painting some more.

Take it easy halfpint.............Jenn
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