Beware of The BLOG...it creeps, it leaps, it glides & slides all over the place.
You have done it--an impossibly cute feline.
Small, but they must be fierce and clever to survive in a world of predators.
Jan: My husband and I were talking about how great it would be if we could have a perpetual kitten. I'm sure this little cat is quite ferocious and nothing like a kitten.
LL: Yes, a cat equivalent of a wolverine. A small, but ferocious predator in its own right.
Awww, so cute. I linked this post to Feline Friday.Have a purrfect day and weekend. ♥
awwww Id love to meet this kitty in person!
Sandee: Thanks for the link. Have some serious fun on your cruise :)
Kathe W.: So would I, but from afar.
They are precious, and i am so glad they are not tame. If they could be pets, people would adopt too many "because they are small, they won't be any trouble" and there would be trouble.
Wow, a tiny little sweetheart.
Reminds me of our orphan kitten fostering days. Sometimes a little heartache but So much fun otherwise. They were all great and some greater than others.
oh! so cute!
Messymimi: You make a valid point. They should be admired from afar.
Jeanna: It's a wild little beastie that only looks like a sweetheart.
Kid: I love the idea of fostering kittens, but I'd have a lot of trouble giving away the great ones. Sooner or later, I think I'd end up in the crazy cat lady club.
Mary (cactus catz): Yes, very cute.
Cube, your intelligence would win out and you'd realize you can't take care of that many cats (We had 34 in the house at one time) After the dealing was done though we still had 13. About 3 of those were older (Moms) and so we just kept and cared for those. That was about 2005. Some of the others had organ (genetic I guess) problems and we lost some early. We ended up with 6 very healthy characters and have lost some recently and now have 2 from that group. I wouldn't do it any different. It's been a privilege and a lot of fun taking care of them. With Mad working now though it would be impossible as they need attention at least 3 times a day about 4 hours apart.I tend to believe the mom cats sometimes are chased away form their litters, and sometimes can pick up on health problems with the kittens and as a result just leave them. They are found, end up in foster but don't make it long. Some went 2-4 years. I was Ok with that, we always kept them well fed, comfortable and playing until that time came.
Kid: Wow, having 34 cats is beyond belief. The most cats we had was 11, two were the moms and the rest were their kittens. We kept two of their offspring and got the moms spayed before they could reproduce again. The rest we gave away to good homes. One of those moms, Baldy, lived to be 16 yrs old. She was one of the great ones that, years after her death, we still miss. Still, it was a kind thing you and your wife did and I'll bet you saved more than you lost or, at the very least, gave them a good home during their stay on Earth.
That we did. Well the kittens were about two fingers in size when they show up and are about the size of small eggplant when they're being adopted out. So, they didn't take up a lot of space. Our fosters were all spayed or neutered by the time they were adopted and Mad did a wonderful job vetting the adopters and we mostly got them adopted out in pairs.People think in terms of adopting "a cat", and when we tell them they'll never have a chance to have 2 or more cats that are litter mates and will always play together and not get into territorial wars, lots adopted 2.It was $65 each and all that went to the shelter we were working with.Some of them emailed pictures and stories a couple months later. Good stuff.
16 is a long time for a cat. And yes, we had some that I definitely considered very special.
I am so glad you included the video. When you see the cat walk around the leaves, you realize how very tiny it is.
Kid: We had a black, er, excuse me, African-American, domestic short hair cat that easily lived that long. He was a sweet enough cat, but totally food driven. He is still remembered in our family cat pantheon.
Mary (cactus catz): The video is amazing. No bigger than a kitten, but adept enough to carve out its own niche in a not-so friendly environment.
Food Driven. LOL. This is what Little Bear (a short hair all black cat) does to me every morning. Just delete the baseball bat and substitute play bites on the fingers for the ear pull and it is quite literally what goes on every morning after my alarm goes off the first time.He doesn't meow though, just the physical stuff. And both paws on the face.
Kid: Lol. Our Felix never resorted to baseball battery either, but it was clear that we were only in the world to be the ones who fed him. Felix merely tolerated us. Your Little Bear sounds something like our beloved Baldy when my husband would play the harmonica. She would start to meow loudly and bite his ear and wouldn't stop until he stopped playing. She was just acting out what I was thinking, "please stop." Good ole Baldy. She was definitely in our Top Ten Cats of all time.
:-)And as the great Ronald Reagan once said "Well....... I don't play the harmonica"
Kid: Lol. Baldy would've loved him, but maybe not in the same way we loved him.
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