This weekend my “old” girlfriend Manu, we know each other since kindergarten, came and visited us.
But she didn’t come alone. She took her dog Alaska, a former stray from Italy which she adopted in October 2019, and her two young cats with her.
Well, I believe, the cat’s story is worth a few extra lines:
Last summer Manu found them on her garden plot. They were only a few weeks old and very shy. She suspected them to be the litter of a feral cat. Manu never saw the mum, but she must have visited regularly and fed the little ones, because they weren’t skinny or looked sick.
Unsure what to do, Manu contacted the local animal shelter and welfare and asked for advice.
Since they were overcrowded – it was summer after all, and people tried to get rid of their once beloved pets 😿- they couldn’t take these two kittens in. It was no emergency, so to speak.
However, they said that leaving these two little ones wasn’t a good solution for the animals. She should try to feed them and slowly get them used to people. If she succeeded, it would hardly be a problem to find a new home for them (in case she couldn’t keep them).
Of course, it would be ideal if the mother could be captured, sterilized and then set free again. Otherwise, there is a big chance, that Manu would find kittens again…..
Unfortunately, so far, the mum was never seen and no signs if she still lives there.
Anyway, Manu started to spend more time in her garden. Sitting there, watching the two and talking softly. Food seemed to do the trick and soon the two kitties started to crawl all over her and trust was built up.
She wasn’t sure yet, if she could keep them – how would it work out with Alaska? On the other hand, no one seemed interested to adopt these two furry sweethearts. Well, deep inside she already knew that she would give them a home (my personal suspicion…😇).
And – ta-daaaaa – in the end she did, and, against all odds, Alaska didn’t mind at all! So, a happy new family was born 🐾🐾
Finally, the kitties were baptised, the girl is called Chuì (jap. for caution) and her red brother Shinzõ (jap. for heart).
Well, I wanted to contribute a little and offered to be the godmum to Chuì. We also agreed that Patrik and I would take care of the two cats, in case Manu would be away for a few days.
Therefore, this weekend became a furry test weekend. We wanted to make sure, Shinõ and Chuì would be comfortable at our home and see how they behave.
So far it looks very good. We the cats had a pawsome night and apparently a lot of fun 😸
I suppose, Patrik and I will sleep very well tonight, catching up with the lost hours 😴