Found a kitten, uber cute
Saturday morning, while trying to go to work at the co-op, I saw three women chasing a kitten down the street. I thought it was one of their kittens, and got out to help because it kept running into the street and I live on a really busy main road. 20 terrifying heart-in-your-throat minutes later, the kitten was caught and... it belonged to no one, no one can take it. Can you see the "SUCKER" written across my forehead now? Yep. Thought he was feral, put him in my cat's "travel" crate (which is a large dog crate), put in some food and water and a litter box, and went to work, planning on giving him to a rescue organization on Monday. Spoke to kitty rescue on Sunday, they told me they've got no room, no other rescue places/shelters are taking anything because they're all so full. Pair that with "my boyfriend is in love with the kitten" and it looks like we've got a third cat. He's calmed down, and is now a real sweetie who purrs and purrs and is a total lap cat. He took a nap on the couch with my bf yesterday and just snuggled and purred the whole time. We brought him to the vet yesterday, and other than the usual parasites (ear mites, worms -- I took care of the fleas on Saturday), he's healthy. Felv/FIV neg. He's in the 10-12 wk age range, though bony thin, but he eats well and I got him a good no bi product no corn food so he should fatten up quick. No name yet, but I'm open to suggestions. My requirements are, however, that it isn't a name that obviously describes him (no "pumpkin") and no human names that one might actually name a human (i.e. one of my other cats is "Atticus" but I'd never actually name a human that).
Here are some pics!
I love the bath pictures! And dry it looks like he might be growing (fluff) into his ears! Yay!
BP, you can bathe my kitty Baby when you come to potluck this weekend if you want to keep up the trend. She needs one due to a skin reaction to a change in kibble. :( Poor scabby cat. She has that same glare, though hers is kind of permanent.
I've just noticed his feet - does he have an extra toe/ claw on each foot?!
Yep. He's polydactyl.