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My mother in law, 84, lives alone in a lake shore home here in MN. Lot of the folks with lake places are only here in the summer. So in the spring they open these places up (not cabins anymore by nice homes) have mice so they get a kitten. By fall it's pretty much grown and they don't want to take it home so they turn it loose. My mother is compelled to feed them if they show up at her door begging. Then when they start having babies she gets way stressed out over if the kittens will survive. Last week we dropped off supplies to her (she's staying home right now). Had the wife, my daughter and grand daughter with. Mother in law insisted we look at some kittens sheltering on her deck in a box. One was pretty week and the runt. I really don't think it would have lived out the week. After getting some really sad faces from my grand daughter, daughter and wife I caved in and we brought the darned thing home. Now the last 2 cats we got from my mother in law were named Cat and Cat Too by me. My grand daughter was begging me to name this one Cat 3. My wife said I had to name it. Then when I said Cat 3 sounded good she said "No, you have to name it something different". So I said "fine. Something Different sounds like a good name!"

Meet Something Different!

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Truly amazing what a couple of days of good food and a little care will do.

 

At least one of the cats goes in and out. In to eat and sleep, out to kill and take care of body functions. Hope this one will too.

Help! I THINK I'M TURNING INTO THE CRAZY CAT LADY! And I'm not overly fond of the darn things either!

 

Rick

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They grow on you

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I have 2 barn cats. They rarely show their face unless your in their barn and they want feed. Those are the best ones. My cousin had kittens, and I told him I wanted the two meanest ugliest craziest sob's in the herd that would kill to survive. He laughed and said these 2 will do. He was right. You can pet them if you have food. Havent seen a mouse in the barn since. A while back I had an epidemic and infestation. I made mice traps out of 5 gallon buckets and for several nights caught 50 a day. That's when I got cats. Good on yah OT for saving the kitty. It will be your friend 

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BEAUTIFUL KITTY!---wish I were closer---I would take it!

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4 hours ago, oldtanker said:

Help! I THINK I'M TURNING INTO THE CRAZY CAT LADY! And I'm not overly fond of the darn things either!

Thanks for the laugh OT and good on you for keeping the kitty. (By the way all our cats are named simply, "cat")😄

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49 minutes ago, sandhiller said:

Thanks for the laugh OT and good on you for keeping the kitty. (By the way all our cats are named simply, "cat")😄

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That's why we have Cat ant Cat Too as opposed to two. My grand kids thinks it funny, the nieces and nephews too. My own kids think it's funny. Just my wife lacks a sense of humor! That's why when she said, and I quote word for word and I have witnesses, "you have to name it Something Different", without hesitation I said "OK Something Different it is! I before that I told her to pick and name and she said I had to name it! So I'm 3 for 3 with names she doesn't like!🤣

 

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8 hours ago, oldtanker said:

My mother in law, 84, lives alone in a lake shore home here in MN. Lot of the folks with lake places are only here in the summer. So in the spring they open these places up (not cabins anymore by nice homes) have mice so they get a kitten. By fall it's pretty much grown and they don't want to take it home so they turn it loose. My mother is compelled to feed them if they show up at her door begging. Then when they start having babies she gets way stressed out over if the kittens will survive. Last week we dropped off supplies to her (she's staying home right now). Had the wife, my daughter and grand daughter with. Mother in law insisted we look at some kittens sheltering on her deck in a box. One was pretty week and the runt. I really don't think it would have lived out the week. After getting some really sad faces from my grand daughter, daughter and wife I caved in and we brought the darned thing home. Now the last 2 cats we got from my mother in law were named Cat and Cat Too by me. My grand daughter was begging me to name this one Cat 3. My wife said I had to name it. Then when I said Cat 3 sounded good she said "No, you have to name it something different". So I said "fine. Something Different sounds like a good name!"

Meet Something Different!

cat.jpg.bae0af768aaa4fba35644a17e46df438.jpg

 

Truly amazing what a couple of days of good food and a little care will do.

 

At least one of the cats goes in and out. In to eat and sleep, out to kill and take care of body functions. Hope this one will too.

Help! I THINK I'M TURNING INTO THE CRAZY CAT LADY! And I'm not overly fond of the darn things either!

 

Rick

What a cutie! Good for you Rick! 

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Thankfully we have not imported any cats in many many years. But strays show up. But the Crazy Cat Lady in charge over feeds the herd. But as obnoxious as "Garfield" was I am missing him after 17 years. Yes he was a perfect example of the famous Garfield. Sad time when the newer to one went only 3 weeks after his buddy.

Now the wheel of life is starting fresh, a new Tabby show about 6 weeks ago. I wondered if I had seen a belly on her from a distance. But as she came around more to eat ?????,maybe not. Well mystery solved. She brought her 5 bundles of kitten hood playfulness out yesterday morning. So the Cat lady has a job of getting the kittens gentled to be trapped and fixed as well as mamma. 

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