Make one thing every day, wander like a gypsy, and shine happiness like the sun

God is laughing

on June 17, 2013

011I’m reading what is starting out to be a great book, Cutting for Stone, and a quote from it is sticking in my mind as I pen this post.  The quote is, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”  Recently there has been a few, not necessarily a lot, (but close) things that fall into this CATegory.  Wink wink.  I said in my last post that my blog may be winding down.  But, it seems that I’ll be around for at least a few more weeks to chronicle the progress of my latest project.  My family has been involved, over the years, with rehabilitation of litters of feral kittens.  Basically this means taking a litter of kittens and socializing them to become friendly, adoptable pets. I’ve been told we make “bomb proof” cats, due to the general chaos in my house.  As such, we’ve designed a kitten “boot camp”.  It’s been a while since we’ve had a litter, but it seems that kitten season is running a bit late this year.  We got two recruits yesterday, with their two remaining siblings scheduled to arrive once they’re lured into the humane trap.  These pictures were taken last night-this morning the shorthair was amenable to being held, and both are eating from a spoon. Our bootcamp basically runs on the Stockholm Syndrome principal, obviously sans any abuse on our part. Most feral kitten litters are found between 4 and 7 weeks old, usually in window wells, under decks, or in/around yard structures (grills, sheds, etc.)  Their eyes are clear blue when born, start getting cloudy around 4 to 5 weeks, and turn brownish/greenish between 6 and 7 weeks.  That’s how we typically age them.  I know that some breeds have blue eyes, but those breeds are typically treasured purebreds and not wild or stray.  These two are probably at the 6 to 7 week stage.  The rehab or “bootcamp”  is a loosely organized stepwise process, which at this point involves getting them used to human household smells and sounds.  We have them in a large cage in the laundry room and will move them to the common area this afternoon.  The longhair is going to be a bit more of a challenge, but this will be fodder for posts for them next few weeks.  Hooray!!

P.S.  As of 8am this morning they’re still nameless.  Quel suprise-bickering about what to name them amongst my human ferals:)ImageImageImage


One response to “God is laughing

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Current & Breaking News | National & World Updates

Don Charisma

because anything is possible with Charisma


The Art of Knitting

The Jiggly Bits

...because life is funny.

Enchanting Effects

One of a kind jewelry, custom pieces, and crocheted accessories

The Cynical Gardener

The most Dangerous plant to sleep under is the water lilly

Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast

Birthplace of James Madison and Southern Plantation

Hands on Bowie

You know, it's cool for cats.

WIPs 'N Chains

Kim Guzman, Crochet and Knit Design


a blog about my garden and my soft spot for cacti and succulents, travelling and art


Photographs from my world.

The Misfortune Of Knowing

Books, Writing, & the Law

love lives on.

the story of melvin, jake & doug - finding true love, facing great loss, always chasing joy

Living With Insects Blog

Exploring the intersections of people and insects


Crafts, Volkswagens, Walking, Opshopping, vintage clothing, interior design, animals, anything different/strange or unusual

%d bloggers like this: