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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

We really could use some adoptive pet parents for kittens

Posted Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at 8:25 AM
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  • We are also looking for a companion for PITA. Obviously he/she needs to accept cats or be young enough that they grow up with them as PITA has done. (PITA grew and grew)

    The dog would live as PITA does in a heated, attached greenhouse, with unrestricted access to the outside and as you can see, gets fed all to well. 5-6 cats come and go from there as well.

    Know a candidate?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Nov 4, 2015, at 8:25 AM
  • We may have our new dog candidate. So far it sounds like she will be excellent for the cats and PITA. Keeping our fingers crossed.

    AND one of the kittens missing for the last two days has resurfaced. She would not tell me where she has been but it sure put a smile on the end of the day today.

    I extended the "skid" house that the cats have been using as a nursery, since I found 4 more this morning. I should say PITA found them actually. She has been listening to a corner of some skids I have covered with excess roof shingles and today she started barking at the corner.

    When I got down on all fours, there they were. All are reds/orange and appear to be about 2-3 weeks old. I decided to expand the skid house so they can move around and play without having to come out from underneath.

    So, the house is two skids high and has been angled on some logs to give the plastic roof some angle for rain runoff. This way they have two "floors" to play on and no baddies (coyotes) can get between the slats.

    Luna, the initial kitten to come down from a shed several weeks ago got out of the garage again today. Not sure how she did it, but she was holding PITA off under a wagon I use to move things around in the yard.

    Sure wish she would stop that. If she is not big enough to get back in, she does not need to be outside.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Nov 4, 2015, at 6:13 PM
  • Wish I could help you out Steve. But we already have 7 cats and 4 dogs here. Most are rescues. The last time I went to the animal shelter to look for a cat of ours that had gone missing, I didn't find it. But brought another kitten home. I'm a pushover. Good luck in your search for good homes, and I'll keep my ears open for any prospects

    -- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Thu, Nov 5, 2015, at 4:06 PM
  • I understand the "pushover". Guess I attribute this to my mother. When I was young I used to hunt, fish and trap.

    Mother's conscience stop me from trapping in high school, and stopped me from hunting in college. Fishing still remains but with some restrictions. I don't keep a fish unless I think it is going to die from an injury (rare) or unless I am starving.

    I know, I am not a vegetarian so what is my problem? I am a softy when it comes to preserving life. I overcame obstacle this with ticks, fleas and fire ants, and coyotes might be joining their ranks soon.

    If I confirm that coyotes are responsible for

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Nov 8, 2015, at 6:50 PM
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