Thursday, June 9, 2011

Meet Poly....

As in polydactyl.  See her extra toes?  Makes her look like she has mittens on.  I bet she is great in the snow....

We had one of those nights a couple weeks ago.

Keenan, the LARGE, 7mos old puppy who is a skilled counter surfer, nabbed a sponge from the kitchen sink and promptly ate it.

I was in the process of giving her some 3% hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting vs. risking it making it through her system... which worked almost instantaneously by the way....  hur-gack, hur-gack, hur-gack....

Furry Husband ran her outside to monitor and retrieve the sponge...make sure she didn't eat it a second time....

The phone rang and I was talking to a lovely tho' extremely chatty person, the sort that doesn't really let you get a word in edgewise... when I hear Furry Husband yell, "HONEY?  CAN YOU COME HERE A MINUTE?"

Thinking something was going wrong with Keenan, I tried to get off the phone with the lovely person to no avail... I went outside and Furry points down our little gravel path.  He says there is a cat down there writhing around and he thinks it might be injured.  He's holding Keenan back, monitoring vomit, picking up sponge pieces and can't go investigate.

I walk down the path and find this little tabby cat writhing around, not cuz she's injured, but cuz she is in heat....   I scoop her up (all the while with Ms. Lovely talking in my ear) and move her to our bunk house with food, water and some spare blankets for a bed.

She is such a nice little cat... completely friendly... loved the belly rubs.... she was pretty dirty, matted and hungry.  We got her spayed and found her a home with 3 kids... I guess the youngest daughter carries her all around and loves her to death which is great cuz we have 5 cats and really didn't need any more!

6 comments:

Melinda said...

Poly is cute!
The sponge episode would have had me a wreck and probably unable to figure out what to do! Kudos to you and your furry man..
We actually have a spay and neuter clinic nearby that does work for about 30$...I have taken a few stray critters there and then found homes for them myself....

Shanster said...

I know - it was tempting to keep her! But I know she'd get more attention/love with someone that has fewer kitty-cats....

KUDOS to you for catching, spaying and neutering!! We can't save 'em all but we can help prevent more...

Kelley said...

SOOOO Glad she found a home, and happy to see her smiling face on your blog.

Funder said...

OMG! I've always wanted a poly cat - it's probably the only trait that would convince me to add a third cat. Kitten toes are the best; extra kitten toes must be extra best!!

Hydrogen peroxide works creepy fast, doesn't it? Yuck, silly dog.

Dedene said...

She's adorable and would be quite the mate for Toes.

Shanster said...

Kelley - me too!

Funder - I know it was so tempting to keep her.. she was so friendly and I loved those extra toes... she had extras on her back feet too!

Dedene - :) Not sure he'd think so, he thinks it's bad enough he has to fight for lap space with Itty Bitty Opal Kitty and my other lap cat, Split Pea Soup!