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"EXTRACTS FROM THE "WIDGET" STEPS"
The Steps Were Crudely Made, By Necessity Roughly Put Together In A Hurry. But They Were A Lifeline To The Four Month Old Kitten. At Last She Could Begin To Explore A World Previously Denied To Her.
FINDING, FEEDING AND SURVIVING THE FIRST WEEK
We brought our little 'babies' home in their new cat carrier loaded carefully onto the back seat of the car. They cried all the way!
We put them in the shower room along with a scratch post, food bowls, litter trays and 'Igloo' basket. We rushed round like people possessed (which we probably were) preparing milk, kitten food and 'growth' biscuits.
Once the bowls were topped up we stood back to watch the outcome.
NAMES AND NAUGHTY BEHAVIOUR
Even at this early age we could see both kittens showed many talents. Two that spring readily to mind are knitting and flower arranging.
PUBERTY, TRAINING AND THE TERRIBLE TEENS
They travelled everywhere in the car with us from a very young age. Eventually we visited relatives some three hundred miles away.
We installed their litter tray on the floor in the back of the car.
MOTHERHOOD AND MAYHEM
Pippa delivered her fourth and last at 2 a.m. This little one appeared to be black, white and tortoiseshell with a totally black head and ginger ears!
She also seemed to have something wrong with her back legs.
TO KEEP OR NOT TO KEEP
Chris thought it would be a good idea to put a collar and bell on the first kitten to leave.
Letters were received from our newly homed kittens.
"There is a big cat here who doesn't seem very keen on me. Mummy says she'll be alright once I know my place. ------"
"Dear Granny and Grandpa
I'm in deep trouble.
I got bored one night and had a session round the bed,--------------------------"
THE UNKINDEST CUT
It is worth remembering that no self respecting cat will shove its paw in the air to volunteer a visit to the vet, either to have things propelled down its throat or popped up its rear!
There are differing opinions in the cat world about the easiest way to put cats into 'front loading' carriers----
Phoenix decided, again, to remove the carpet ------------.
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