maandag 22 augustus 2011

Stray cat strut

A couple of weeks ago, we found two stray kittens by the side of the road, not older than 5 weeks or so. No mother, no caretakers and they looked absolutely horrible and were really sick so we took them to the vet as fast as we could. They seemed to be getting better but a few days later, they both died. I just kept thinking that if someone would've cared just as much as we did and brought them to a vet a little earlier they might've made it. Those kittens were sitting there for a while (my mom told me afterwards that she saw them sitting there a week or so before, too bad she forgot to tell me...) and there were people walking by, cars driving by and nobody took the time to take care of those little animals. I'm glad we did but I'd rather have someone else do it a little earlier. Sniffles.

The vet told us that he already had a little stray kitten that was sick too but was getting better and asked us if we knew someone that might want to adopt the little cutie. So now my dad and his girlfriend have a little kitten! I'm glad we got to find a good home for her! They named her 'Pebbles' and she's a real sweetheart. Very playful and young of course but she also really loves to cuddle. Since she didn't get a lot of motherlove (her mother was probably run over) she really looks for bodyheat and soft bodyparts to knead in, like kittens do in their mothers belly when they want to drink milk. When she's tired she likes to be cuddled and have some milk, they got her a little baby bottle that's made for tiny animals. Also, this is the sad part, when she's tired and wants something to suck on (like the nipple from her mother) she starts sucking her own paw. It's so sad, I hear her making the exact same noises and see her making the exact same movements that a kitten would normally do when being fed by the mother. I always want to hug her and give her lots of love when I see her but when she's not in the mood she won't hesitate to give you a slap :-D. She's got some problems with her sight and she doesn't have good depth perception, which is really funny and kind of sad when you're playing with her. Like, when you wiggle your finger in the air she won't know exactly where to catch your finger. Same on the ground, she will try to catch your finger but when she notices your finger isn't where she thought it would be it scares the hell out of her and she quickly jumps backwards, only to try again a few seconds later. I love kittens! So here she is!

I'm sure she's going to be a beautiful cat when she's all grown up!

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Ohhh zo lief van jullie om ervoor te zorgen! Jammer van de andere kittens... Super mooie foto's!! Heb ook terug zin om dieren te fotograferen :) Ik zal eens een slachtoffer moeten gaan zoeken hihi

  2. Dieren fotograferen vind ik echt zalig, soms ook lastig omdat ze niet stil blijven zitten maar ze zijn zo prachtig en het maakt hun geen reet uit of ze flatterend op de foto staan of niet. :-) Dankjewel!

  3. Poor kittens =/, I'm glad you found a home for Pebbles though, she seems really lively and happy :), amazing photos too! My favorites are the ones in black & white.

  4. Aww, so sad and happy at the same time. I do hope Pebbles thrives in her new home! Sounds like she will be well loved and cared for from now on.