Last week a new bundle of joy came into our lives quite by surprise! A friend of ours had found a little kitten a few days earlier. He was starving and very thin and dodging cars on a busy city street. Not a good combo for a tiny kitten! She posted signs to find out if he was anyone's, all the neighbors told her he was a stray living next to a restaurant just two doors down.
I had seen her tweets about her efforts to catch him and offered to help. We both tried. He'd come closer and then dart away. Then on Thursday night she caught him, called me and brought him over! All while Paul was at tennis, he had no idea what was happening while he was out!
The little guy was so tiny! Once safe in our guest bathroom he seemed really excited about eating and getting lots of snuggles. At 8 am the next morning I had him at the vet, we got a health report: dehydration, ear mites, deworming, he needed a bath (he was so dirty!), the usual stuff for a little stray kitten thankfully no FIV etc. The vet surprised me by saying he was only 8 weeks old. I think he's going to be huge! He's big for only 8 weeks old!
Paul got to name him (since he had no say in our new kitten's arrival) and decided his name would be Brian! We made little Brian a room in the guest bathroom and he stayed under this cabinet for two days.
Pretty soon his confidence was up and he was feeling better after having lots of food. He ate so much the first few days! With slow introductions to Mabel and Maggie he was soon running around the house and having lots of fun.
stalking Mabel cat while she sleeps...
Napping in the doorway of my doll house (he is in and out of this dollhouse all day long!)
Looking cute in my office chair....
I got a little video of Mabel cat mothering Brian....
We have fallen in love with him and we are so excited that he is a part of our family! I can't believe it's only been a week, he fits in so seamlessly, it's as if he's always been here!
I am so happy for you.
Be careful wirh a heart like yours, before you know it you will need a home in the country.
The video of Mabel cat looking after Brian is so sweet, what a wonderful job she is doing. He's loving every lick of it too!
Thanks for sharing
Oh, so sweet...I had to comment...
Love the name you gave him! :o)
~ Gabriela ~
Thank you for taking him in and loving him !! There are so many poor little Brians out there. Our family has grown because of those poor little kittens who need homes - and they have made our family wonderful !!
And I love the picture of him snoozing on his front porch ... perfection !!
I love his name too!