Arrival Story: Kitten adopted me last week. She is living under my car. It is really scary when I try to leave and do not see her. She comes out to eat and naps on the porch, but she is unsure about getting too close to me.
Bio: Kitten is so very cute and really needs a loving family that can give her a home and teach her about love before she gets too old to accept a family. She is playful and gets along great with Orange Man and another gray cat that comes by to visit.
It looks like Sophie will be staying with our family. Mom was unable to find a home for her that she felt good about so Sophie has moved in. She has a playpen to keep her safe from Snuggle. She is quite the little acrobat in there. Mom is getting really attached so it is clear where this is going.
I told mom she had not updated my page for a while, so she decided to make me a new diary entry.
I am almost a year old now. It is hard to believe. I was so small when mom came home one night and spotted me the first time, sitting next to the tree. It was dark and I was black, but she saw me running away. The next time she saw me, Orange Man was there and he chased me. She was worried he hurt me since she did not see me for several days after that.
Then I was there all the time, waiting for food and hiding under the car. Orange Man and Tammy were bigger and they got more food than I did, especially Tammy. I would come out and try to scare the birds when they ate, but I was so small, they just laughed at me. I would show them now.
When I got in that trap, I was so afraid. Mom took me to this place with lots of other cats and dogs and I had to stay while she got a place ready for me. She would visit, but I was so scared. She brought me a sleeping bag and no one ever saw me, because I was hiding.
Then my big day came. Mom came and picked me up and she had a playpen ready for me. That first night I curled up in her arms on the couch and napped and napped. It had been exhausting trying to figure out what was happening to me.
I am still very afraid. If there is a noise I don't know yet, I am gone. Snuggle does not like me, so that bothers me. I just want to meet the big kitty. She does not like any cats, so mom says I should not take it personally.
I was only there a short time, enjoying my new toys and getting used to having a home, full bowl and safe place to nap, when there was a crisis and my bird sister, Samantha had to go to the big hospital and my new mom was gone for 2 days. When she came home, she was so sad. I did not understand. Mom tried to be okay when she held me and Snuggle, but we knew something was wrong. Mom had been holding me over by Sam’s bed and letting me get used to seeing her there.
I was getting comfy in my new home, when one day mom came in all stressed and moving things in my room. What now??? Later that evening, mom came in my room carrying a cage. What is that? Tammy and four kittens were in there. Mom had caught Tammy and got her fixed and the next day she Tammy carried over the babies she had stashed somewhere.
A few days later, a new playpen arrived. They were right there in my room. When mom let me play with the kittens, I wrapped my paws around their necks and started biting. This is my house, I told them. There were so many. I would be in trouble when they got big.
They are big now, some bigger than me. We are all out of the playpens now and we have a bedroom to romp in, a tree to play on and lots of toys. We get along pretty well. I am still more afraid than the others, but I can get a good purr going when I want to.
I heard mom say she is coming to take me home today. I do not know what is next for me, but I won't have to live my life under a car or in the heat and cold and rain, etc. I am so excited. I will have a playpen to live in where Snuggle cannot attack me. It is a big change from my start in life. I hope it is a wonderful adventure.