Rescuing Kittens Has It’s Rewards
Since buying the farm, we have tended to double as a rescue for dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens and what have you. I drew the line at the giant spider my son wanted to donate to our cause. We have enough barn spiders that are a wee bit too big for my taste…never mind that one…eewww.
In the fall, we rescued 8 kittens from a lady who was just “going to toss them somewhere”. Ack…no. We don’t toss animals anywhere. I took them in. Since then, we have found good homes on local farms for 4 of the kittens. They are happily chasing after mice and growing nicely.
Even after all the adoptions, we were still left with 7 cats. Three full grown, and 4 kittens. Being that we have a big house, they have all been having a ball chasing each other through it. There have been those hissing fit moments where two don’t seem to get along, but for the most part, they have settled in nicely.
The young ones are now venturing out doors, and into the barn. With 3 floors of excitement, they are hardly ever seen during the day time. They are a bundle of energy that always is a source of amusement.
It’s All In The Name
We name all our animals after old movie stars, or characters in old movies. We now have Pyewacket (from Bell, Book & Candle), C.K. Dexter Haven (Philadelphia Story), Abigail Adams (John Adams), Clark Gable (Gone With The Wind), Vivian Leigh (GWTW), Lionel and Ethel Barrymore (famous actor and actress from the 1940’s.