Sunday, May 24, 2009

Two Kittens Who Went On a Ride




I got home from work the other day, my daughter and granddaughter were @ my house because I'm watching Opal the English Bulldog for her while they are on a trip. We were sitting there talking in the family room and I park my car on what used to be the driveway for the garage which is now a family room. All of a sudden we hear a bunch of mewing and then the kdddrrrrmm of the mama cat calling kittens. Mama cat was on my tire on my car looking around. I had had a cat go through the engine last summer and thought OH NO!! My daughter volunteered to go look, I'm not squeamish but she was here and she did volunteer. So she did, I stayed inside and she opened the hood as I watched through the window. She's a nurse she can take it, she looked around and there were two kittens @ the top of the fender sort of wedged in behind a support or dividing wall. I went out and it probably took 5 minutes of pushing and pulling gently of course, there was some sort of hot plastic tank close by, my daughter said don't pull the hose off it will scald them, I'm like what about ME, I'm here too and about as stuck. The gray one had it's head stuck and we finally got it out then the reddish one came out easily.

I'd seen the dogs looking under the car when I left for work but thought it was a wild animal like a mouse as the cats avoid the car like the plague when it's running and it had been idling a bit. I never thought about kittens, in fact I didn't know I had kittens, I knew Meanie had a kitten as in one kitten in the log cabin but I'd never seen it except once from about 100 ft and it was on the second story. This is a picture of the mama and the red one after the incident, the gray one was hiding under the red one.

The kittens were not to impressed with humans after that. Evidently they had stayed under the hood all day, I park close to a fairly busy road and the noise kept them under the hood or they were stuck all day. They are now living in the hedges by the cat shelf, sort of under the bar b que grill. They are still not impressed with humans. I can't say as I blame them. I have no idea if there were more than two, I told everyone where I work that if there were kittens in the parking lot they were mine but old enough to go live somewhere else. Not being cold or callus but we have 6 cats and two kittens now. These new kittens have no names other than grey survivor and red survivor. Mama looks like she couldn't kill a mouse but I've seen her take mice to them, she also told Opal the bulldog which end was up when she went toward the kittens hiding place. Opal had never been around cats before so now she's dealing with mean hissing attacking cats and a bichon that really doesn't want to share his mommy. Plus other dogs who really aren't into sharing but Opal is a sweetie. This is a picture of the bichon, bulldog, schnauzer, lab, and the terrier under the chair.

So that is the tale of the kittens ride.

8 comments:

MzzLily said...

We rescued three orphaned one-week-old kittens six years ago. Hubby said he needed barn cats. We planned on getting the 2 female & 1 male fixed as soon as they were old enough. Didn't know they got pregnant that young! Soon we had 10 babies! Oh well, no mice!

TC said...

I have a similar story, it's in the older posts but to make it short, 3 sets of orphaned kittens last year of 3 each, 6 total survived into adulthood or close. I was supposed to get them fixed when I had time to take them to the vet. They still aren't fixed. Two kittens are the result. They will be fixed this summer for sure! I also have hardly any snakes either, mice are long gone, toads are thick though, evidently they leave them alone?

SquirrelQueen said...

I think I will stick with my one cat (fixed) and a few neighbors' cats (must be fixed also, no kittens around). What an adventure.

SQ

TC said...

SquirrelQueen, if my kitties don't quit having adventures they aren't going to be live kitties anymore! Saw two of the males sneaking toward the neighbors house this eve, dunno if they made it over there but I think that's where the original mama cat came from. I don't know if she passed away or abandoned the first set of orphans.

chicamom85 said...

You had quite a day! I love the bulldog and of course the bichon. Glad the kitties are ok.

Anne

TC said...

Yes it was quite a day! I'm glad kitties are OK too! They are really fat stocky kittens and their mama looks like death warmed over, probably because they are fat stocky BIG kittens, she was bringing them to the cat food.

Kimberly said...

wow! BELL WOULD HAVE HELPED CHASE THEM KITTIES out of the car... she's a huntin dog SO SHE THINKS... she only hunts shoes, stuffed animals and trash! bol!

TC said...

Kimberly my dogs were looking under the car but I ignored them
Speaking of hunting shoes, stuffed animals, and trash, my Son in Law has a registered cocker spaniel, not saying he's goofy but he chases butterflies. The dog not the SIL. BUT my lab chases butterflies too? He also eats irrigation systems and lighting systems!