Posted by god-damn-cat on Apr 16, 2011
There were three little kitties born on the same day. The mother cat used to stay inside the house and thus the three little kitties were also nursed by us. After some time, the kitties began to open their eyes and began to walk around the house. They also began to play and began to recognize voices. They are adorable.
We planned to move to another place and I can't bear the thought of leaving the kitties and the mother cat behind. My father was against it, but I made up my mind.
On that day, I put the little kitties in the laundry tub and planned to put the mother cat in a sack. Its brutal but we don't have a pet cage. Its not a pet with papers and everything, just an ordinary pet. So I gained a number of scratches on the process, but still failed. The mother cat don't find it appealing to be inside a sack, so we leave her behind. I thought that I could take care of the kitties. I can feed them too, and they will be fine.
The first day in the new house was noisy. The kitties wont stop crying, its obvious that they're looking for their mother and they are hungry. Since they still breastfeed, I mix powdered milk and water every morning and afternoon after I got home from work. I feed them with a dropper. They are still very noisy, they would only stop meowing when they're full or tired. There's this kitty who looked at me one day with the most heartbreaking expression. As if she said, Where's Mama?
A week later, they began to eat solid food. They at last found out the way to get out of their little box, and they began to poo and pee. This enraged father, he might be right that it will make the room smelly but still, the cats can be trained. And since they are still noisy, I agreed that they will be moved to the second floor.
The second floor is under-construction. So there's sand where they can poo and pee and all over the place could be their playground. However, they share the place with a mother dog and two puppies. The mother dog is tamed but the puppies are too playful.
The kitties are naive, they don't show any fear to the dogs. I saw them one time, they breastfeed on the mother dog together with the puppies. My poor kitties. They looked so dirty because of the dust and dirt of the place. It makes me want to wash and brush them, but restrained myself on doing so. They are still kitties that cant endure the cold afterwards. The puppies gets an extra spank everytime they are extra playful that the kitties seems to be screaming to death.
I visit them in the morning before going to work. Since they share food with the dogs, its okay if I won't have to fix them breakfast. But I see to it that they have something to eat when I got home from work every afternoon. I make sure that they are full first, leftovers are for the dogs. They also get to play and stay inside the house when father's out.
When they get bigger, maybe they could stay inside. Maybe they could be trained like their mother. And I could wash all those dirt away.