As of yesterday, there is a new addition to the household. A teeny, itsy bitsy, black & white kitten, gender undetermined. Weight, only 1 pound and 4 ounces. The baby's name is Cagney, although Screamer might be more appropriate. She/he has very definite opinions and doesn't mind expressing them loudly and often. I love vocal cats....................probably not very surprising. I swore no more critters - I don't want them to outlive me.
She/he was most probably dumped at or next to my vet's office. A man found the other kitten in the street a week ago Saturday. He brought the kitten to the vet where the kitten was euthanized. From what I was told, the kitten was suffering from heat exhaustion and appeared to have been hit by a vehicle. I spotted Cagney on Tuesday, under a car in the driveway of a house next to the vet's office. A few employees knew the kitten was there, but no one attempted to catch the kitten. I was finally able to get a trap and dropped it off on Friday. The young woman who lives in the house caught Cagney Saturday morning and I picked her/him up and brought her/him home. Cagney is residing in my bathroom for the time being. Prefers being held and will try to climb my legs if I don't pick her/him up. Sharp, dagger like claws digging into bare legs - not a pleasant experience but, somehow, endearing.
I'll post a picture once I get my camera operational again.
Charlie, Claudia and Cissy are hanging in. Cissy had 4 teeth pulled on Tuesday and finally started eating normally today. It's been a chore running a MASH unit for 3 cats lately. I really am way too old for this!