Friday, November 9, 2007

Feline Friday - Is She or Isn't She?



Look what's outside on the back deck. White Kitty has been seen around Our Little Acre for several months now. We can't get close enough to determine whether it's a he or she, but appearances lately would suggest that it might enjoy a name like Sophie or Honey. Or Mama. So we'll just take a leap of faith here and call it "her" and "she" until we know otherwise.

We've had a little experience with 'expecting' kitty cats. Jack and Jilly's mama gave birth to them in the attic of our pool house last year. We haven't seen White Kitty for a few days now, so I wonder if she's off doing that sort of thing somewhere. I imagine if that's the case, she'll bring them round someday. And if she shows up here much skinnier all of a sudden, our worst fears will be realized.

Somehow, one by one, homeless cats find their way to our garage and pool house because they know there's a bottomless bowl of cat food to be found there. We've tried keeping both locations totally closed up 24/7 but that doesn't work very well for the card carrying resident felines.

Time will tell the fate of White Kitty. In the meantime, we continue to try to get closer to her by talking softly and moving slowly towards her. We've not yet met a cat we couldn't tame, so stay tuned. I have a feeling there will be more to this story. And though we have quite enough cats, thank you very much, what's one more? (That's what we said about five cats ago...)


8 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You sound like my neighbor. All the cats in the neighborhood go to her house due to the food on the deck probably. She captures them and has them spayed or neutered at her own expense. Such a good soul.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

She's a beauty.....awww kitties.....I know I couldn't resist a few more if they showed up on my doorstep :-)

jodi said...

Oh, she is lovely...she does look like a she, that face is so delicate. I have great faith that you'll have her eating out of your hand, so to speak, before too many weeks are past. After all, look at Yolanda Elizabet and Macavity

greenlegs80 said...

Aw! More kitties for all!

Holly said...

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Mamma Sarah said...

"She" is so pretty and I love her markings. Good luck in taming the wild one. :-D

Rosehaven Cottage said...

I always say that there must be a little sign written in "kitten-ese" that says, "All kitties welcome here" on our house that we can't see but cats can. The kitties just know where to go when they need love and help. Hopefully, White Kitty will bring any kittens to you if she has them (assuming its a she). That's how we ended up with the four "kittens", actually--a mama cat brought them to me when she was ready to wean them. Keep us posted. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Oh Kylee, I sincerely hope this sweet kitty is not expecting! How I wish people would look after the animals properly that were entrusted to their care.

Cats are clever and know very well where catlovers live. They've found you and Cindy and me too. ;-)

Just keep up the good work in gaining this little Snowflake's trust. It will take time, a lot of time (not to mention TLC), but it is possible as you know from experience.

BTW I had some pc trouble for a week and was unable to post or comment.

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