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Did someone lose a kitten near Vine street in Wartrace?

Posted Monday, October 29, 2012, at 10:03 PM

Temporarily named Pumpkin but looking for her original home
Yesterday we got a call from a friend that a little kitten had run in her house and somehow got one of the floor vents up and was now in her AC/Heating ducts. We rushed over and sure enough some loud meowing was coming from the ducts.

I crawled under the house to see if the kitten could be removed from there, but no luck. For an hour or so we played "cat & mouse" trying to get the kitten to come up but no go, so we left some cat treats near the vents and went home.

No sooner than we left and our friend said the kitten had popped up, grabbed the treats and dove back down. This morning the kitten was in the house, but too far away from the vent when our friend got up and it ran into a bedroom.

After a return trip to capture the kitten we were finally able to block her in and be successful. Not knowing what to do with her, we brought her home. Great, all we needed was another cat.

The kitten was ravenous and for the first few hours, she could not get enough to eat. We held back a full feast so that she would not get sick. Then she had to go the bathroom a few times and finally after about 6 hours with us, she settled down and started to be a kitten again.

As quickly as she took to us, snuggling, purring, and following us around, we cannot help but think she belongs to someone who loves her, so we are hoping our friends here will ask around to see if someone is missing a really loving kitten.

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I would bet she'll have more to say. When we first brought her home "talk" seemed to be all she did. It took several hours before she would hush.

Now, she is quite content, with a great purr, but don't let that discourage anyone from speaking up. We have 4 other brand new ones and if we don't catch three young females out in our garage soon, we will have plenty to share.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 8:14 AM

It's obvious she feels right at home. She's also got some mighty fine keyboard skills for one so young. Maybe ya'll could do an article together before you find her a forever home. lol

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 12:04 AM

Thanks Palindrome. Deb is checking with other neighbors as we write. We have a semi-feral group in our garage and Pumpkin is just totally comfortable with human companionship to be wild.

If no one in the area has lost her, we have to assume she was "dropped", which is a continuing shame. Yes, she lucked out by having us capture her but she was famished and probably very scared.

Right now I am typing with my less dominant hand because she has been sleeping on my other for the past hour. Slow to get anything doe but maybe it is a talent I needed to develop. :-)

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Oct 30, 2012, at 2:46 PM

She must have been in a different section of Vine Street........ i have never seen her or a cat with her coloration in my end of Vine......

-- Posted by Palindrome on Tue, Oct 30, 2012, at 1:40 PM

Thanks chefgrape. We just have a hard time taking them to the shelter for an unknown future.

She has taken well to the litter box. In fact,we gave her a "little girls" box just for her but she prefers to use the big girls/boys box.

And-p 0/8560-8ghhhhhhhhhhhujjjjjj (Sorry her words, not mine) What I was going to say before she got on the keyboard was that her purr box is working just fine. She likes to sit on one or the other keyboard or climbs up to my shoulder to purr.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Oct 30, 2012, at 12:44 PM

I am a cat fancier for sure....but, I am in possession already of one fine feline and a pregnant australian shepherd or I would indefinably give her a home here....oh yes I do think you did great..the longer shes there tho the closer you get ya know.....good luck with her my friend....I will ask around to family and friends to see if they could use a good critter they all deserve a good home!

-- Posted by chefgrape on Tue, Oct 30, 2012, at 12:08 PM

She is sleeping on my computer keyboard and it makes it a little tough to type. In fact, she somehow disabled my "enter" key and I had to reboot to get it going again. BUT, we love her and she would make someone a great companion.

Even better, someone could adopt her with another of our newest litter so she could have a playmate her same age.

But, I get ahead of myself. I truly think she adapted to inside too quickly to be an outside, feral kitten. Someone has shown her love from the very start so PLEASE help me find her "person".

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Oct 30, 2012, at 10:58 AM

Uhhh, does that mean you think I did OK?

Now to find a home for such a noble creature. Surely thou doth knowest of a place for this beast seek permanent refuge?

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Oct 30, 2012, at 10:53 AM

Too funny chefgrape!

-- Posted by bbbluebird on Tue, Oct 30, 2012, at 9:45 AM

I bow to you Sir Steve for a chivalric code of honor in the rescue of such a ferocious beast with claws and fangs and a frightened roar. The taming of the creature still another feat of bravery and compassion To lure it out of its hiding with such wisdom took strength and bravery on levels still lacking in a modern realm. May I commend you also on your endeavor to seek refuge for the beast from whence it dwell.Few would attempt such a quest and most would flee. I am in awe of such noble hunger to beckon the call and seek the heart of such a creature for the comfort of others and not of your own. May you find placement and comfort for the cryature in the Omnius of our day....Be blessed!

-- Posted by chefgrape on Tue, Oct 30, 2012, at 9:38 AM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.