Wednesday, November 25, 2009
introducing ... DiLLee !!!
This is Dillee ! She's the newest addition to our family ... and I love her !
She is one of the kittens that was living under our step. Last week , Mama Kitty went to a great home (where on Day 2 she slept snuggled up in bed with her new person ...) and we started catching kittens. We caught Spike and B2 the first night and delivered them to my brother-in-law's barn. Then the next night we could only catch one - B1. We debated whether that was a good idea or not but finally decided that we might not be able to catch 2 at a time again. So we caught B1 and delivered him to the barn. Only "Mask" remained.
Now "Mask" was tiny ... about half the size of the other kittens . And "he" was all alone. Several days went by with no luck and we felt worse every day. He was eating the food we left out but was too small to set off the big box trap. So we moved to a chipmunk trap ... still no luck. He was terrified. We stayed up all one night , taking turns watching the trap, ready to pull the string. Still no "Mask". We decided, grudgingly, to leave the trap set all day. It would be better to be in the box, which we covered with a blanket, all day than to be hit by a car on the road. But we hated the idea of him being trapped all day. If we didn't get him that day we were going to stop setting the trap for a few days to regain his trust ... what little he had for us.
When we came home from work that night, the trap was sprung and a VERY ANGRY kitten was inside. We transferred a hissing, spitting, clawing little ball of fur to a carrier and took him in the house. He hated us. We were going to take him to the barn the next day ... but the more we looked at him, we couldn't. He was soooo small. He was sooo scared. He was the last kitten of our wonderful summer kitten family. We convinced ourselves that we would find him a home and then made the appointment for tests and needles...
So ... "Mask" is a GIRL !! And she is a purring, loving, playing sweetie. And she is ours. We stopped looking for a good home for her ... we already knew of one ! Anyway, she has the craziest hair you have ever seen ... like a guinea pig's ! She was the star of show at the Vets, having her picture taken, modelling a fab mohawk, munching treats ... quite happy. But she needed a new name, a girl name, a name that showed she belonged. Our Vet said "Phyllis Diller" because of her insane hair. Now Phyllis is a big name for a little kitten and hard to make into more names. But Diller ... hmmm ... Dilleee ... as in Silly Dillee, as in Dilly Bar, as in "She's a dilly", as in Baby Dill. Now that's a name ! So Dillee she is !
She will be making appearances daily at the Bead Store until we are sure the big cats at home won't beat her up ... so come on in and meet her !!
oh yeah ... a whole bunch of other stuff happened... a dead computer, a new hard drive, lost files & accounts, cloned information, a cancelled trip the the city ... BUT WHO CARES ???!!! We have Dillee !!!