Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Look at my forehead

Is there printing on my forehead? Does it say, "Idiot" or "Patsy" or "Miss Easy Mark 1972" Or maybe there's some secret cat sign on our porch. We are now a five cat family again. The neighbors to the south of us - they of the free-range child care and 2 pitbulls - have violently seperated and are moving. The big white fluffy male cat, Charlie, found a home with a family down the street, and has been living there a few weeks now. But there was a tiny fluffy female who wound up on our porch, starving. She should have been spayed and may already be pregnant (Fly, having been neutered for years, was quite, quite puzzled by her advances and entreaties.) I finally got a chance to talk to the female half of the disintigrating family and asked her about the little black and white kitty and she said, "Oh f___ her. His sister asked us to keep the cat for a few days and it's been months now. I'm not taking on any more mouths to feed!"

"Are her shots up to date?" I asked.

"We haven't been able to afford diappers for the baby, let alone shots for the cat!"

So DH and I have taken the little cat into our home, and I will take her to our vet on Monday. She's too shy for a photo yet. Since she's about as big as a squirrel, and has a lovely fluffy tail, DH has named her Squirrel. She is a gentle little thing, quite happy to cuddle, but intimidated by all the resident cats. Right now, she is living behind the dryer.

So about that writing on my forehead - Is it really, really obvious or what?

16 Comments:

  • At 4:13 PM , Blogger Willow said...

    Cats just know where the loving people live...bless you!

     
  • At 4:13 PM , Blogger Willow said...

    PS: I do have to say that getting the cat was the bargain. It could have been one of the pitbulls.

     
  • At 4:42 PM , Blogger Heide said...

    You have a big heart! I want to shake some sense into that woman. I realize that she has a full plate, but it sounds like they weren't very responsible. I feel bad for the children. Hopefully they took the dogs.

     
  • At 5:19 PM , Blogger Donna Lee said...

    You are a good hearted soul. Our town ordinances restrict the number of cats/dogs to 2 per household.

    Poor Squirrel. She's been through enough. At least she landed in a love filled family.

     
  • At 5:20 PM , Blogger LA said...

    You're just a GOOD person. Bless you for taking in little Squirrel.

     
  • At 5:50 PM , Blogger Tiggywinkle Knits said...

    You need to take down the sign in your front yard; the one that says, "Two old softies live here."

     
  • At 9:10 PM , Blogger Rose Lefebvre said...

    Squirrel is very lucky to have found such a kind and loving person to rescue her. I hope she is not pregnant, but I am sure with all the kind women in our group of writers, homes could be found easily!

     
  • At 10:37 PM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    The writing on your forehead? You can't see it? It says "Dear, dear woman, who is willing to make the world better, one cat at a time."

    The writing is very small--but I guarantee you. It's there.

     
  • At 12:40 AM , Blogger Janette said...

    ... ehh, you just noticing now?

    You and DH are angels in disguise. What a lucky little girl Squirrel is. Looking forward to those photos of the new addition to your household.

     
  • At 3:52 AM , Anonymous Dave Daniels said...

    That's just so sweet of you to take in little Squirrel. (Don't even get me started on "those people"!)

     
  • At 7:09 AM , Blogger KnitTech said...

    Nice job. Can't wait to see the pictures of the family member.

     
  • At 8:03 AM , Anonymous Benita said...

    But cats are the perfect pet! They don't need to be taken for walks for starters, and they don't try to lick you face, unless you've been eating tuna.

     
  • At 1:08 PM , Blogger Lucia said...

    Not at all, nope, I don't see any writing. Want a slightly used calico?

    (Cat, not fabric.)

     
  • At 2:09 PM , Anonymous tlbw said...

    And could we spare some sympathy for that baby, who is probably suffering from diaper rash as well as less than optimum parenting in general? Of course what I saw as appropriate parental oversight and involvement is likely what some folks call "over-protective",or in the current jargon "helicopter", parenting. But I will look forward to meeting the new kitty!

     
  • At 9:43 PM , Blogger The Fibers of Life said...

    You do know about the sign hobos put on houses that have "Kind Hearted Woman" lives here don't you. Well its the same sort of thing for cats and other furry critters. They just KNOW. It is very sad about the family breakup, sounds like money was only one of their problems. Good luck with your little "Squirrel".

     
  • At 8:24 PM , Blogger Rainy Daisy said...

    My heart is breaking for the children of that family. It's not quite as socially acceptable for parents to turn their children loose - even if they are little monsters.

    Bless you and your big heart, regardless of the writing. Can't wait to see Squirrel.

     

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