Friday, February 17, 2017

Kitten story

OK must continue the kitten story.  There were 5 kittens with us at one time.  They were cute, but it was a nuisance having 5 furry creatures underfoot all the time.  Our neighbour (owner of at least one of the cat parents) suggested we could drop them off at the nearby market.  So we were trying to decide which one(s) to keep.

The kittens lived around the porch, but seemed to know how to avoid the cars and we stopped worrying about driving over them after a month.  Around Xmas however, I drove in and later noticed there was one under my car tyre.

SE kept saying "Mummy made the kitten die, mummy made the kitten die".  Until later that night... when she came upstairs and said "Mummy KILLED the kitten!"  Gahh.  Hubby continued with it the next day. Hmpppfff.  Like I WANTED to kill a cute furry creature??

After that we got our maid to shoo the kittens away when we needed to drive out.  Around New Year's day however, one kitten walked back under the car after being shoo-ed away... and hubby reversed over it.  Arggh another one bites the dust.  And this time, I had to give him back what he was calling me earlier... hahaha.  He was traumatised at causing its death too.

So it was 3 kittens left.

Recently, our neighbours' 8yo daughter 'gave' 2 of the kittens to her friend nearby.

So... only ONE  kitten left!  We're ok to have the 2 kittens gone to a good home.  Err... but how come we're left with my least favourite one??  Hahaha.  JE called it 'Fiercey' as it kept hissing at people. She quite likes this one though.

A week or so later, the two kittens came back.  It was quite good to see them again actually!

So now it's back to 3.

This is Fiercey

This is Blackie

This is Black Patch (Patch for short)

Now it's back to the dilemma of which one(s) to keep!  Patch is the best-looking but isn't friendly. Blackie is the only male - friendly but likes to play rough.  Fiercey is actually quite sweet now that it has gotten over its initial fear of humans.

We only want to keep two at the max.  Right now three are wreaking havoc on my plants, leaving pee/poo smells and eating up lots of food.

10 comments:

  1. No pet cats for me because my area has lots of stray cats. Sometimes they come into my garden to poo and makes my garden smell. They can be very noisy during their mating season.

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    1. Agree, I've never been a fan of cats for these very reasons.

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  2. oh no! both occasions were unfortunate accidents. can you feel your wheel going over the kitten? please send the kittens that you do not want to spca and please don't throw them to the market to become stray cats. thank you.

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    1. Cannot feel la. The kittens were much smaller then. I don't think the spca takes? Anyway... that's an idea.

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  3. Mr and Mrs Cat Killer! Wuahaha!
    Blackie looks the nicest actually

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    1. I like Patch actually, in terms of looks.

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  4. Alamak...kittens got run over!!! Never thought of this problem when having kittens. Why don't just keep all 3 since your kids like them so much...even with 2 you will still have the pee/poo problems.

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    1. With 2, I only have 2/3 of the problem? Hehe.

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  5. I think my heart would stop if I found a kitten under my car!!!

    Prob best to keep the cats according to temperament and how they interact with your family rather than their looks haha.. let us know which ones you keep!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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    1. Ai, I was standing there waiting for my maid to bring over a plastic bag. Seemingly for ages while trying hard NOT to stare at the poor dead kitten!

      Yeah am leaning towards selecting based on temperament.

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