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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tom Kitten

A few days ago I mentioned we had been seeing a grey and white kitten scurrying around the garden, a tiny little thing, scared of it's own shadow.
I was sure it was abandoned or even maybe a feral.
 
He had been living under the potting shed, and if a person was to get too close, off he scampered to his safe little  hidey-hole.
We've coaxed him out with food and treats and toys and kind words, and even though he's still a little skittish, we are slowly gaining his trust.
 

He absolutely loves Oliver cat, I think he believes it's his long-lost mother. Oliver has been so kind, not one paw-slap, or hiss, just a 'roll his eyes' look of disbelief when this little fellow takes over the food bowl.


We think he's about four months old, still a mere baby. It always amazes me how these tiny bodies survive the elements, and live off the land.


I'm still asking around the neighborhood to see if anyone has lost this sweet baby. In the meantime we'll be working on his social skills, and those blessed fleas !

20 comments:

Deb said...

Aww..he really is sweet. How kind of you to care for this little lost kitten. I always wonder, too, how these little innocent beings can survive the nights outside with so much wild-life and nasty weather. Well, he is safe now. Look at him taking over Oliver's chair...little scamp. Hugs

Nellie said...

How sweet! Those fleas are a real problem! He's too young for the method our vet recommended. He's definitely a survivor.

There have been some odd kittens showing up around here, though they don't stay around very long. We are really not looking to add a cat at this point. We've a son-in-law and grandson who are allergic.

Bonnie said...

What a sweet baby. You are so kind to take care of this lost kitty. Hugs! Bonnie,

Clipped Wings said...

Wish I had only found one :( Have two adults and two kittens that have taken over my yard. The third kitten lives in the house with my other two cats, and the fourth and fifth kittens went to a foster home. Very hard trying to take care of four outdoor cats that must stay outdoors cause I have no room inside. We can never take care of every animal in need, but we try, don't we? Their photos are on my latest blog post. Your kitten is very precious.

Country Gal said...

Oh what a cutie ! I bet Oliver appreciates the friendship even though he seems like he doesn't . They look cute together ! I hope this little guy finds a forever home ! We have generations of Harley' family of cats wandering around here ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

DJan said...

You may have found your next family member. He's adorable, and I'm glad you've adopted him. :-)

Doc said...

What a sweet little fellow and I love that last photo.

Anonymous said...

What a little love!
So kind of you to take care of him. Has he found his home?
I think so ....

Tasha T

donna baker said...

I'm surprised Oliver is taking it so well. Sounds like a lot of playing in the near future.

vic said...

How nice that Oliver is so forbearing often with an only cat it doesn't work out that way.

Will you keep the newbie if you don't find someone who he belongs to already?

Janneke said...

This kitten is a beauty with his grey mouse colour and I think he will stay with you, he feels very comfortable as I see. Nice that Oliver accept the new one.

Terry said...

Oh how sweet! Good boy, Oliver. He's such a gentleman.

Patsy said...

How sweet and that Oliver is glad to have the new baby.

1st Man said...

Love that you took him in, all three (four technically) of ours are saved from the streets kitties and they are so sweet. I think in a way they seem to know they are lucky and they show us the love back. :-)

Mel said...

Awe, kitty bunk beds!

Steven Cain said...

Pretty boy!

Mary A said...

Well, I think that Oliver should get used to being a big bro'. He's cute and I'm glad he's found you.

TheChieftess said...

What a little doll baby!!! And you are so lucky that Oliver is tolerant...Hope the little gray one settles in and learns to trust!!!

Winifred said...

Ah bless! He's gorgeous. It's lovely that Oliver is so laid back about him.

We had three cats we adopted who lived together for years & just never got on together.

DeniseinVA said...

Lucky kitty, to have found such a loving home.