Sourland cursed me with broody hens, now Imp is cursing me with....

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  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    CATS! It's been a month or so since I found a kitten in the middle of nowhere; bringing our total number of cats to three. It's been rough but Bug is finally fitting in to the household. Bug doesn't have house manners, so lots of squirts with the water pistol and I insist that he goes outside when the weather is nice. Bug is fine around my adult chickens, but can't be trusted with chicks. Bug loves to torment our oldest cat Kitty. I think he somehow knows that she doesn't have claws and can't fight back.

    So last night DH and I were both working at our computers, in the office. One of the cats let out a loud hiss and then screamed. I assumed Bug was harrasing Kitty so I picked up the squirt gun and headed into the kitchen. I find all three cats seemingly frozen in place. KiKi the siamese is staring hard out the kitchen window. Her eyes were as big as silver dollars. I pull the curtain back and look out. Another cat sitting on the window sill. DH immediately goes out the door, I assume to chase it off but no, he's out there making friends with it. I carried a bowl of food out to it, meaning that we claim it.

    I don't need another cat, I DON'T need another cat. Having four cats puts me dangerously close to those crazy cat people like Imp and Redhen. I don't need another cat...which is why I just fed it breakfast.

    Last spring Sourland cursed me with broody hens, now Imp has cursed me with cats! What have I done to deserve this??? [​IMG]

    DH did make a point of telling me that this one would most definitely be an outside cat; same thing he said about Bug. [​IMG]
     
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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Aww, you softy! You cannot risist the furry purry orphans............
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Funny thing about this. Bug is a tuxedo cat, like Kitty is. Kitty has always been a very small cat, less than 3 lbs. full grown. Now that Bug has put on weight and grown he looks almost exactly like Kitty. So much like Kitty that I have to see their faces to tell them apart. First thing DH said to me when I brought Bug home was "you just had to find another black and white one huh?"

    This new cat is beautiful. Grey AND orange striped, but long haired so the colors are muted. At least it isn't another tuxedo. [​IMG]
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Quote:Isn't that something? You've got a little three pounder and then a larger version of the same......The outside kitty does sound really pretty! If only the came neutered or spayed so we wouldn't have to worry about those expensive things.....
     
  5. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    You sure it isn't gray, with a pointy rat tail, and yucky snaggleteeth, like the one Imp was feeding last week?
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I'm still hoping this one belongs to one of the neighboring farms. [​IMG] Yesterday we had a very small lactating female dog and her adorable pup show up here. It took 6 calls to the neighbors to find the owners. Turns out that little dog and her pup had walked a long way.

    If this cat continues to hang around she will be joining Bug on a special trip to the vet early next month. Being sterilized will be their Christmas presents. [​IMG]
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:[​IMG]

    First thing I did was check the teeth. [​IMG]
     
  8. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    At least it wasn't a cow.

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  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Amen. Although I did have a cow in the yard one day. I saw this heifer harrasing my chickens so I went out to chase it away, leaving the garden gate open in my hurry. It turned away from the chicken coops and headed right through the gate I left open. We had to open all five gates and work slowly and quietly to get it to leave the yard without tearing down a section of the fence. Stupid thing left plenty of "gifts" to remember it by. [​IMG]
     
  10. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    i got some leftover softpaws claw covers if you need them. They are various colors and medium sized. Let me know if you want them, they are free.
     

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