Thursday, October 25, 2007

Kitty Rescue

WOW!! Can you believe it a post 4 days in a row. Don't get accustomed to it, because it probably will not happen again for some time.

Finally, I can tell you the story of our kitty rescue. When I came home from my Monday night stitch therapy session about 9 on Monday, I heard this MEOW! MEOW! MEOW! as I was getting my stuff out of the car. Then the sound came into the garage. I went into the house and said something to my significant other (SO) Morris and he said it was all over him when he got home from work. It was a black kitten. Bigger than just a baby, but not as big as an adult cat. Morris said he had tried to feed it milk and it did not want it. The kitten seemed very tame. We could pick it up and it purred constantly. Also the front paws were pulsating all the time. I became concerned about leaving it outside all night. We live kinda out in the country with all kinds of wild critters around, mostly coyotes and deer. Coyotes prey on little kitties. So we found a box to put it in and leave in the garage overnight. We would take it to the shelter the next morning. We did not secure the box well enough and in short order I heard it scratching at the door into the garage, so we again put it in the box and there it stayed all night. I actually woke up in the middle of the night worrying if it was too cold in the garage for it.

Here are some pictures of the kitty the next morning in our kitchen.

Here she is exploring the kitchen and about to find the dog food.

Here she found the dog food.
We tried feeding her milk in the morning. She was not much into that so I decided to try some of Muffin's dog food. She really went for that. In the process, she sunk a claw into one finger and a tooth into another. Have always heard cat bites are nothing to mess with so I hit it with peroxide and neosporin and now you would not even know it had happened. While I was doctoring myself and calling our vet that lives 2 door down, Morris was finishing getting ready for work and took the kitty into the bathroom with him. While there she pooped on a rug. We decided she had been eating somewhere to be able to do that. He sure was disgusted with the smell. You know how men are, but I know cat poo smells pretty bad. One reason I had called the vet office is that he lives 2 doors down from us and I know he has cats, so I thought it might be one of his. His vet tech said he was not missing any cats, but that if we wanted to bring it by they would find a home for it. Yeah!!. So Morris took it with him and dropped it off on his way to work. End of story. I have not called to see if they found a home.

Since we live on a very busy road, etc., I decided it would not be a very good thing to have a cat. I grew up on a farm and we always had cats and I believe cats should be able to go outside some. I was not ready to deal with losing a cat. Besides my Boston Terrier was not very keen on the kitty at all. She is getting older and did not think it was fair to stress her out with another animal in the family. She is a spoiled only child.

As I have mentioned many times I stitch design models for The Sunflower Seed and cannot show pictures of my work until she releases the designs. The following design has been released 2-3 weeks, but I had to wait for a picture on her web site. Actually the picture on the web site is better than the one that we used on the pattern.

Here Mousie, Mousie

30ct. R&R 18th Century Blackbird

One of our customers has also stitched it on 28ct Mystic by Picture This Plus. The cat is collecting mice with the cheese bait in his mouth and hanging his bounty on the fence. This was a fun stitch. Now I am working on something that needs to be done around the 1st of December and have another about half done, but it will not be available until market in February. The web site also shows 5 other designs that have become available in the last 3-4 weeks.

My progress report on VOHRH will have to wait until another time. Tomorrow I am going to Kansas City with another of my stitching friends, Sandi, to attend a Sewing and Quilting Expo. Last year we stayed over night and attended 2 days. She will be going back on Saturday, but I have a football game. I have enrolled in one class, Crochet 101. Although I know how to crochet, I thought this might be a chance to learn more. I was taught by my mother and grandmother and I only can do it with yarn. Would like to figure out how I can get myself to do it with thread to make doilies, bedspreads and tablecloths. Some of them can be very beautiful.

I keep forgetting to thank everyone for stopping by and for the comments that I receive. I love to read those comments. It is real motivating to read the comments. Through some of the comments, I have made several friends that I would not have had otherwise. Thanks to all of you in our blogging family.

Happy Stitching!!!!!!!


Mary Ann said...

It was so nice of you to take care of that kitten, and I'm sure it will find a good home.

I love the model piece you finished! It kind of went along with your kitty rescue! :)

And, thank you for sharing about the stitching retreat in your previous post--sounds like a fun time was had by all!!

Vonna said...

How nice of you to care for the kitty :)
And your model is pretty as a picture! Can't wait to see your Village update!

Linen Stitcher said...

Ah, what a PURR-fect post! (Sorry, couldn't resist.) Cute kitties, both the stray and the model.

Stitch Wizard said...

Hi Kathy:

Thank you for stopping into my blog and for your really nice encouraging words!! Your model that you stitched is really cute and you did such a great job on it too!! I stitch models sometimes for my LNS too but I have a couple that I would rather not be doing. Lots of quarter stitches and those are tricky. I am working on a round robin project and need to put it up. I am so glad that you rescued the kitty!! That is such a neat story! I too love animals so much and have rescued a few of them too. Please stop back into my blog!! Debby :)

Novice Stitcher said...

The model you stitched is adorable - how do you mange to do this plus so much of your own stitching? It's fun to see your work. I'm glad you rescued the kitty and that it is on its way to finding a new home. I'll bet your Boston Terrier is happy too!

Marie-P said...

Kathy, your model is wonderful! I am impressed...stitched on black, that is tough!
Enjoyed the pics of your retreat! Especially liked the one of all the treats :-) ie: junk food.

Hazel said...

Oooh what a pretty kitty. Don't know if you're aware but cats are lactose intolerant and don't drink regular milk as it gives them tummy upset. Love the ss design you did. It looks fabulous. xx

Carol said...

What a lovely kitty - is it growing on you yet??