A friend of mine went to her car in the lot where she keeps it, and noticed that the car next to her was somewhat full of cats. Aside from the number ad the fact that they were in a car, they seemed OK. She left her name and number on the windscreen and suggested she could help with the cats f they needed it.
The car-cat person contacted her. We have a mutual friend who volunteers at a cat shelter. Long story short, my friend took six kittens and gave the owner information about getting the parents neutered at low cost. Because she has a large two-bedroom unit and I have a small 1-bedroom, She has 4 and I have two. The kittens are about 5 months old and need socializing. They seem healthy, but are afraid of people.
The two sisters I took are gray tigers who are situated in my tile bathroom. I suspected fleas (correctly as it turned out), and wanted them separate form the rest of the house and in a place that would be easy to clean. Over the course of several days the activity in the bathroom has taken on the drama of a Women In Prison movie. It goes something like this:
I walk in.
"HISS HISS HISS! DO NOT APPROACH ME! DO! NOT! APPROACH ME! "
I pick one up.
"AAAUGH! AAAUGH! A- Oh, that's nice, now."
I put her down and move toward the other, who is either hiding behind the toilet or on her hind legs, squeezed into the 5-inch space between the radiator and the wall.
"HISS! HISS! I SWEAR TO GOD I WILL CUT YOU, BITCH! JUST TRY ME! DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT PICKING ME U--Oh. Oh, well, If you're going to scratch my head..."
Using a bowl of soapy water as a trap, I've had some flea-combing sessions and have removed 50-75 fleas. And then had an hour of psychosomatic itching afterwards.
Kevin was by to watch a football game (the first time I've ever sat through a game), and we sat with the kittens before hand. He has a cat, but I think he could use another, and watching him snuggle the kittens, I think I sensed someone falling in love.
Nothing more adorable than a 6-foot 4 guy turning to me during the fame and asking, "Can we sit with the kittens during halftime?" Other than of course watching a 6-foot 4 guy snuggle a tiny kitten.