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 Post subject: New kitty
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:22 pm 
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So a few weeks back, one of my workmates neighbours found two small kittens stumbling around on her lawn. After some poking around, she unearthed a super-skinny momma cat and another four little tykes from under her deck. Being a cat person, she took them in, and looked after them until the kittens were weaned.

My workmate showed me pics of momma cat, and I was instantly smitten, as she looked just like the Burmese that my grandmother had growing up. As the kittens got older and the neighbours started to find homes for them, I told my workmate that if they didn't find a home for momma, to let me know before they did anything. I lost the female of my brother and sister pair from kidney failure about 18 months ago, and my Sam is now 16 and getting older by the day. I figured I had space for a rescue.

So Aja the kitty came home last Wednesday. She is the tiniest, skinniest thing - she looks like a gremlin, with big ears, big eyes, and a long body that's about two inches wide. I need to remember to weigh her, but I'd bet she's no more than five pounds. But she's so affectionate, and so funny. She's as smart as a whip - she took about a minute to figure out the dog door - and she comes when you call her. She is a raving feral with food though - it's very obvious she's been a starving stray at some point, and she'll probably be a feral feeder for the rest of her life.

I'm happy I rescued her though, I always said, when I lost Pika and people asked me if I was getting another one, that the universe would hand me one when the time was right. And well ...

I'll post some pics when I get home tonight, apparently I can't from my phone.

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 Post subject: Re: New kitty
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:51 pm 
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^^^ That's a great little story! So happy for you and Aja!

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 Post subject: Re: New kitty
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:57 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: New kitty
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:56 am 
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Aww she's beautiful. Well done you for rescuing her, sounds like she's found a great home :)


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 Post subject: Re: New kitty
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:31 am 
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Gorgeous!


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 Post subject: Re: New kitty
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:55 am 
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I love that color!

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 Post subject: Re: New kitty
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:52 am 
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Kitteh!

She's beautiful.

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 Post subject: Re: New kitty
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:29 am 
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She's getting spayed and chipped this weekend. I feel bad for taking her to the vets so soon, but once that's done, she can come and go as she pleases without me having to worry about her (or any more kittens). She can eat, put on weight, sleep on the bed, bedevil Sam and generally have a good life.

She's 3.8kg right now, so about 8lb, which is heavier than I thought she would be. Burmese cats are all muscle though, so probably not unexpected. She'll probably be pretty solid once she's bulked up a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: New kitty
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:08 pm 
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Congratulations, she’s gorgeous!

I’m another one that believes that the universe sends you a kitty when you need one. After I lost my beloved Zoot, just a few months later, along comes a stray cat, wandering into the barn where my friend boards her horses. That stray is now my little tortoiseshell. She’s a little shit, but she’s just the best. She loves to cuddle and snuggle, she’s super playful, and she’s the most happy-go-lucky little cat I’ve ever met. She also gets along great with my other cat.

Enjoy your new kitty, Alicorn!


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 Post subject: Re: New kitty
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:06 pm 
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Awww, I love happy endings :-)

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