We have joked and laughed about it, been anxiously anticipating it and had serious talks about it - but of course she had it coming. Rebecca (my terrific kitty assistant) had to at some point come across her own little kittens that she would want to rescue.
I've known for a long time now that I needed to do the responsible thing, which is to not take on further rescues. The 35 kitties that I have rescued now need a certain quality of life, and it is difficult already as it is to cover their basic maintenance (if I include basic things such as monthly flea and worm treatment). We get through approx. 100 kg of kibble/wet food each month (including the group of dumpster cats that we feed too), so yes... the "kitty rescue honey moon" sadly is not unending for us. But that said, I do want Rebecca to have her very own rescue experience. That very special feeling of rescuing a cat or a kitten and that very special bond that it creates.
She's bee eyeing up various "potentials" and right now this little fluff ball has got her tucking her heart strings. A little brown and blue eyed beauty that just happens to be born into a small colony of cats,living on a hillside behind the old Venetian part of town.
Rebecca felt this one was a match because of the unusual blue eye (Rebecca has eyes bluer than blue!) and it's a little rock climber - so's Rebecca!
The little rock climber...
Little rock climbers sibling... yes, in need of some treatment for his or her blue eye. And yes, of course this one would need rescuing too. Anyone out there ready to adopt???
Blue eyed mamma kitty... isn't this rather unusual in a non pedigree cat??
And "big" rock climber (Rebecca) trying to make friends with the little ones (a difficult task with all the hungry adults around).
The adult cats are fast when there's good kibble around.
Proof that the task is unending. Whilst Rebecca spent time trying to get close to the blue eyed kittens I discovered these barely standing kittens in some shaded area... they belong to the tortoise colored cat in the above image (to the left).
The adorable blue eyed kittens having at last gotten hold of some of the good kitten kibble (meant for them of course!).
And it appears that it went down very well... licking their mouthes in stereo.
We will keep you posted about these little guys... So difficult because of the obvious attraction to the pretty one, but who wouldn't also want to rescue the other more poorly looking one?! And yes, what about those little black and white kitties?? Fortunately we have been informed that all of these cats are fed by an elderly gent twice every day, so they are not suffering. But that doesn't mean that you would want for them all to sleep on a soft bed!!