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Saturday, October 1, 2011

My Heart Broke Today

I bottle feed two kittens that some evil soul had put in a closed box and thrown away, until they were old enough to eat on their own. Then two weeks ago they transformed from tiny little balls of fur uncoordinated fur to jumping romping little kittens and they graduated from just the bathroom to the bathroom plus computer room. With so much more to explore they were more than happy.

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I am often in the computer room and where I go my dog Rogue goes, so the kittens got quite a surprise in meeting the big guy. At first it was just a few cautious steps, a little hissing, a little scared behavior.

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But two days later and the kittens were best friends with their new extra large housemate.

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First a jungle gym…

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Of course I have had them since August 26…. So they have had 36 days to worm themselves into my heart and a week ago, despite my promises that they would only be living with us temporarily, I started begging Mr. Rogue to let me keep them.

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A GOOD PLACE FOR A BATH

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NAP TIMES ARE BEST SHARED

Their little kitten antics were the best form of entertainment. I spent way too much time playing with them, cuddling their cute little adorable selves and just watching them grow every single day. I was so proud. My little babies were going to make it.

Although I desperately wanted to keep the kittens I agreed with Mr. Rogue. We had decided years ago that once our animals passed away we would only have hyper-allergenic dogs. Both Mr. Rogue’s parents, his brother, our niece and my father are very allergic to animals. And since much of the family comes out of town and stays with us for extended periods of time two new kittens would not fit into our plan.

So I did the next best thing. Since I am not qualified to screen and find these precious babies new homes I decided to work through a no kill organization who will see the kittens vaccinated, fixed and put into good homes. Although my heart broke leaving them behind I know I did my best to give them a good start and hope that they find the perfect forever homes.

“I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.” ~William Penn

Goodbye my sweet babies, particularly Eclipse, you were my favorite!

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2 comments:

paul peggy zeus said...

Such sweet little bundles of joy. I'm sorry, but Rogue does NOT look very happy doubling as a jungle gym.

lilmansworld said...

SUch an excellent caregiver........must run in the family :)

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