Sunday, July 24, 2011


Just wanted everyone to know that's been following the adventures with the sick kittens we've found.

This morning myself and my kids had a bit of an adventure with them.

Here's how it went. The mother to these kittens is what I consider to be a wild cat. I wasn't sure for a long time as cats are roamers and you just can't really tell for sure if they are human owned or wild.

I've decided that Mom is wild and had started not caring for the babies.

Anyway, this morning when I got up. MOM and babies were on the front step. Yes there are two more :(

I was just desperate to get the babies as I can tell that while they appear to be in better shape then the three I have, they are still not looking good.

I got my kids out of bed, sleep is very over rated anyway :) and we commenced to try to capture the little ones.

We failed for at least 3-4 tries and then I remembered something that my friend Sofy said to try and that was to lure them with food.

So I got some canned kitty food, placed some on a saucer then put the saucer into a pet carrier. Then just waited and watched the front step. My Daughter was watching with me.

The mom finally creeped into the carrier and started eating. Both of the babies finally showed up and started walking around the carrier trying to find a way in. Unfortunately, my Daughter made a funny comment and I broke out in strangled laughter.

This spooked the mom out of the carrier and the one baby, but one stayed in the carrier. I had retreated into the kitchen to try to compose myself and quit laughing. I finally creeped back into the living room and she motioned to me that at least one baby was in the carrier.

I opened the front door very carefully and quietly, stepped out on the front porch, creeped up to the carrier and slammed the door shut.

So all 4 will go to the vets tomorrow. I had already told the vet that there would maybe be 4 kittens at the check up/med prescribing tomorrow so they already know.

I feel victorious and successful right now. Mission accomplished :)

Friday, July 22, 2011


I am writing today about the small wonders I am currently taking care of. We are an animal loving family and always have been. Currently our cat family members consist of 5 cats, two of which are rescues.

The first rescue cat we got has been named Baby B. We found him abandoned with his dead brothers and sisters in a house we were cleaning for the man that owned the home. The house was being used as a rental by the owner so we can only surmise that it was the last tenants that abandoned the cats.

We brought this very tiny black and white kitten home and placed him in my son’s bedroom. He had just lost his cat, another black and white one, so to us this seemed to be the hand of fate, putting another black and white kitten in need of a home, in our lives.

Baby B has grown and thrived and turned into quite a brat

Our second rescue kitten is Jaxx. An orange kitty that the vet tells us is part Bengal. He doesn’t have the usual Bengal color, but he has the markings and boy does he have the attitude. Some idiots put him and his litter mates in a dumpster.

They were found pretty quickly and all were adopted and we got Jaxx.
He immediately took to my Daughter and that’s his human now.

We recently found three what I consider to be, wild kittens. I call them wild as I’m not sure that the mommy kitty is a human owned cat. It didn’t look to me as if the mommy was caring for them and maybe it was because they are ill. They all have what I’m calling a cold. Stuffed up and runny eyes and the usual stuff for a cold.

They are what I call alley cat colored, dark grey with black and lighter grey stripes. We are caring for them and the goal for us is to get them as healthy as possible.

Once I have these little guys healthy, I’m going to work on catching their mother and getting her spayed so she can’t keep producing kittens. I’ve already inquired about getting traps to HUMANELY catch her and get her spayed.

Thanks to a good friend on BONANZA that has created a charity drive for these babies to help with their care I now have a ChipIn account.

This is for collecting funds to take the kittens to the vet for care and to buy supplies like food. And to get them spayed/neutered when the time comes.

My store at Bonanza is RAYVENS RARITIES. For the meantime, I will be using half the proceeds from sales for the care of the kittens.

I will keep everyone updated on the babes I’m caring for right now. Their first Veterinarian appointment is Monday the 25th of July