Tonight our doorbell rang and a woman we don’t know was standing there. She said, rather apologetically, “I know this sounds weird, but you have a red car, right?” (my husband and I nod. Our parking spaces have our apt number on them so she knew which apt. to go to.) “Well, I think you may have a cat caught in your car. I was near there and heard meowing. You might not want to start your car.”
So, a little later my husband goes down to try and see what’s going on. During the time he’s gone, some strange unrelated things happen, like my son choking on his taco (he was fine) and my daughter taking off her diaper and smearing her poop everywhere (she’s 2 1/2, I can’t wait till she’s potty trained) that just make the night more interesting. My husband was gone longer than I thought it’d take, then he comes back and says he needs my help, the cat is climbing up around the engine and refusing to come out.
We go down, with a bowl of milk and a flashlight. It won’t come out so my husband grabbed it, finally. It’s a tiny tiny kitten, just barely old enough to be on its own. It doesn’t belong to anyone because animal control had been trying to get it earlier and noone ever reported it missing. It’s not a regular stray, we’re guessing that someone’s cat had kittens and they very cruelly just released them to the world when they were old enough.
So we’re keeping it.
It’s so far not tame at all, because its so young and had such a scary time. We don’t have cat supplies so tonight it’s living in our bathroom. We fed it pieces of hot dog and whether or not that’s good for a cat, it ate it all up and we don’t have anything else till tomorrow.
This will be exciting! I’ve never had a cat before. Sadly we’ll have to give it away in 2 years, because I’ll be moving back to the US then and it’s a big ordeal to bring animals overseas. We may not even be allowed to, I don’t know.
This comes at an interesting time, we weren’t expecting to get a cat, we were planning on a hamster. So we ordered all this hamster stuff and when it gets here, we’ll have another tiny little friend that hopefully our cat won’t get.
No names on the cat yet, we don’t know if it’s male or female even cause it doesnt like being handled yet. More on that tomorrow. My husband once had a cat named Matrix, I suggested we therefore name this one Reloaded. : )