Monday, June 9, 2008

The cutest thing I've ever found while running...!

I went for a run tonight and about a mile into my run I saw this tiny black kitten trying to crawl across the sidewalk! His (I think it's a boy) eyes aren't even open yet! Just before I reached him, I had passed a woman on the sidewalk. I yelled back at her asking if she lost a kitten. She told me it wasn't hers, but she saw him. How could she just leave the little guy crying?!?! She was carrying a back pack... part of me thinks she dumped him, but of course I have no idea.

I also have no idea what to do with a kitten! I've never had a cat... mostly because they make my eyes and nose itch like crazy. So far so good... maybe it's just when they start shedding? I have no clue. I called a few people, and none of them can take him. My boyfriend's roommate may be moving to Ireland in August, in which case my boyfriend said he will take the kitten. So now we have kitty. But I have to raise him until then. Chris and I went to PetSmart and were told what kitty formula to buy and we purchased a little bottle. The kitty is currently not named (I'll welcome suggestions), and he is sleeping in a shoe box, away from the dogs. My dog keeps licking his lips, but I think he's probably too afraid of the kitty.

I was told to feed the kitten every 2 to 3 hours... so much for being Auntie Jes who gets to spoil the baby and send it back. I just became a mom, again. Luckily I live less than a mile from where I work, so it shouldn't be too difficult to come home to feed the kitten. I will keep him in a box in the bathroom, to make sure the dogs don't get to him.

If anyone has any tips, please feel free to share. And to think, I almost put off running for a few hours.


  1. That's exactly how I learned to become "owned" by a little tiger kitten now named "Gizmo." Except for it wasn't my run, it was the neighbours.

    I too tried to keep him in a box in his own room, but he kept singing all night like in the Gremlin movies. Hence the name I supppose ;-).

    The only advice I have is don't be afraid to ask for help. My vet hooked me up with a no-kill shelter that helped me get Giz to an acceptable age and even helped answer all my questions about mini-cat-ownership.

  2. Awwwwwwww, he's so twee and cute!

  3. oh I love him, so cute and tiny.

  4. stumbled across your blog, thought i'd say hi! the kitten is too cute! good for you for taking him in...

    good luck with your training and goals :D

  5. Aw, I love Mouse! He's so cute! I wish Bryan would let me have another itty bitty kitty but ours has taught herself to be a princess. You are an amazing person and I'm extremely proud to call you my best friend. Good luck with Mouse.


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