Sunday, October 18, 2009

Rosy, Posey and Thorn

Last night, as I washed the dinner dishes at the sink, I heard a tiny - but very insistent - little kitten meow through the open window. This little critter really wanted its momma, and I mean, now! He kept calling and calling …and it sounded like he was right outside the window! I turned on the light and Brad and I went out looking, but we couldn't find the kitten anywhere... although I still heard him. The meows sounded healthy enough, so I figured mom must be on the job... but running late... so we went in.

This evening, as Brian was doing some homework, I heard it again. I looked out the kitchen window, and saw a little orange kitten yowling at his mom. Kitten was on a ledge on the wall, in the plants, and mom was on the ground looking up at him as if to say, "Come on! How can I go make dinner if you keep calling me over here??" (I know that look, as I wear it myself at times). I couldn't get a photo because the sun was going down and I was afraid the cats would be afraid if I used a flash, so I brought in a professional sketch artist: kitnest

(ok, maybe not exactly professional…)

Anyway, Brian and I saw 2 kittens up there. One was creamy orange and tiger-striped, the other was darker (he was more shy and stayed hidden – maybe grey, maybe a darker orange), and somehow, we came up with Rosy and Posey for names. What else do you call colorful plant kittens? I carried Honor to the window so she could see too, but she quickly went back to bed… she’s sick (again) today, was running 103.8F fever, and wanted to sleep. Brad came home and, having the benefit of height, saw that there was one more kitten in the back of the nest. Later at dinner, Honor named the third one Thorn. The kittens look barely old enough to have their eyes open, but are definitely big enough to holler when they want momma! If I get a chance, I’ll try to get a photo during the day.


Cairo Typ0 said...

I hope Honor feels better soon. You guys have some resiliant bug in that house. :( Are you going to adopt the cats?

Connie said...

I think we have had all the bugs! I think what Honor had before was a more typical, seasonal flu. I think Brian may have had the H1N1. Nobody really gets tested unless they go to the doctor, and they aren't that bad off. Brian had high temps for 2 days (had to rotate tylenol and motrin every 3 hours to keep him in check), aches, chills, etc. and a day of moderate fevers, which I've been told is indicative of H1N1. Then he was fine the 4th day. Honor seems to be going through that now, but with more congestion and tiredness. She still has a good attitude and appetite though.

We are thinking of grabbing two of the kittens. Sounds mean, I know! Catnapping babies from their momma! But we know they'd be better off as pets than wild. We really cannot see moving with more than two! Pet adoption is a serious consideration, and cats can live a long time. We have practice with 2, 3 might be pushing it a bit! I'll definitely keep you posted.