Friday, August 15, 2008


I now understand how my mother felt when I brought home a kitten I found and she had to tell me to "put it back where I found it". If I remember right, I did it not once, not twice, but at least 10 different times with 10 different kittens. Only one was a keeper.

I know it must have been hard for her to do, loving cats the way she does and having to tell a little girl with pleading eyes that we couldn't keep it.

A cute little stray showed up today. Must be between 8 and 10 weeks old. Such a cutie pie!

Wait! What am I saying? We can't have another cat! We already have 5!

How am I supposed to look in those big blue eyes and say, "No"? How am I supposed to ignore those big ears on that little kitten?

Ack! I'm being double-teamed! How do I say no to TWO pairs of pleading blue eyes?

The husband and I repeatedly tell the girls to "put that cat back where you found it!" and they repeatedly bring her back to the back door and play with her.

"Pl e-e-e-ease!!!" is the chorus I am getting from 3 little ones, that fight over who gets to hold it next.

The cat food container is looking decidedly lower than it was this morning and I find the girls have brought some food for the kitten to eat. Oh dear. Now kitten knows we have food to feed her.

We really can't have another cat! Plus, its a girl! If we don't get her spayed, she's gonna make more babies and we can't afford to get her spayed or support more kittens. The local shelter is already over-whelmed with cats and kittens.

Kitten is turning on the charm. She pounced on a leaf in that cute way kittens have and I swear I felt something inside me melt. Ack! Hubby! DO something!

Help! Kittens are my kryptonite and my powers are weakening!

It's all karma-- what I've done as a kid is coming back to haunt me with my own kids!


Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

I hate that feeling when I hear myself speaking my Mom's words...

Sounds like you're sunk to me!

DJ Kirkby said...

Oh'd better hope that kitten is a good mouser and can earn her own food!

Patty Keen said...

Oh my gravy! How can we say no to beautiful girls pleading and begging to keep a cute kitty?

Jenny, I tell you this, your girls are spitting images of you! Oldest, oh my.. it's like looking at you.

Roselil said...

See if you can find a local animal welfare organization that does no-fee spays and neuters. Sometimes no-fee spays and neuters are done once a month, or a couple every months, or once a year... The local SPCA is a great resource. They'd rather that you keep the cat and will find ways to get the cat spayed for you, even if you can't afford it. It can't hurt to ask your local SPCA for advice...

I found one site for you listing all the no cost/low fee spay/neuter programs...

Hope this helps :-)

Lisa C. said...

LOL....Great blog. You can name your cute kitten "Karma".

jenny said...

Trapper-- Oh, I know I know! I have turned into my parents! We are on day 2 of the kitten hanging around and she is getting cuter by the minute!

Dj-- I'll be damned if that kitten comes inside! It stays out! The girls have tried sneaking the cat in the house several times today and we had to shoo them back out.

Patty-- We keep saying "NO" but the girls must not be hearing us. Selective deafness maybe?? :o)
Yes, Oldest is my mini-me!

Roselil-- Thanks for the info! I hope it doesn't come to that, but I'll check and see if anyone around here can help us with that. We are calling family members now to see if there are any takers.

Lisa-- that would make a great name! but no no no! I don't want another cat!! :o)

Sparx said...

Man, you are doomed! Too much cute in one room.