Jul 9, 2011

Cute Kitten Giving High Five

Oh, you know... Just a cute little kitten giving his daddy high five! I just love how he's sitting, too. Squeee!

Jul 8, 2011

Meet Sal, a Kitten I Rescued From My Office Parking Lot!

Yesterday morning I got to work and had barely settled in when an email popped up with the subject line "Kitten alert!!!" A friend had just pulled into work and discovered a tiny kitten in the bushes, meowing and crying for help. Help! she said.

And so we did. I knew that kitten couldn't stay in the parking lot, and while I had no idea what to do with the kitten if we caught it, I just figured we'd deal with that when we get to it.

If you were watching Cute's Facebook page yesterday, I was posting pictures and updates as it was happening! So me, Marsha and Kelly (both are fellow parking lot mommies - we all feed them!) sprang into action. By the time I'd gotten to where Marsha parks (she sent the email), Kelly has already figured out where the kitten was... in the engine of a pickup truck.

We didn't know whose truck it was, but the building's property manager was able to track the man down and he came and popped the hood. There was the kitten! Kelly grabbed it, I was ready with a copy paper box (all we had on such short notice) and we were going to put him in and this would be easy.

Except the kitten had other ideas and scrambled right out just as we were closing the lid. Darn it!

Kitty's next hiding spot was up under the engine on the wheel axle of Marsha's Mustang, which, if he has to be in a car, one of ours is the safest place I guess. (That picture on the left is the poor thing hiding under there.)

By now we were all gross. Both me and Kelly had been kneeling in puddles, peering under cars with our hair flopping in puddles and getting rained on, but that didn't matter -- this kitten needed our help!

So we talked sweetly to the poor, scared thing. (What a talker! Meow meow meow meow MEOW the whole time.) We tried to coax it out with treats and stinky wet food. We had a towel ready to grab it in case it came out again. We weren't letting it get away twice!

By now I had decided the kitten's name was Sally since she was in a Mustang!

Once again, though, Sally had other ideas. She was not going to come out. We crouched with our faces under and around that car for another hour before Kelly decided to call a fellow cat-loving friend to bring some humane traps. We figured we'd put one on each side of the car, so as soon as Sally got brave enough to come out... GOTCHA!

That was the plan, anyway.

When Kelly's friend, Debbie, came with the traps and saw where Sally was under the car, she decided she thought she could just grab her. There was no way I could have reached her where she was, but somehow she did it!

Sweet baby SAFE in the carrier!

Sally was quickly grabbed and put in a cat carrier she brought! Three hours after we started, the kitten was safe!

(We also found out that Sally was actually Sal. It's a boy!)

But now what? None of us could take him in and he couldn't stay in the parking lot... We needed an angel to step up and take care of him!

That's when I thought of Cats Exclusive, my favorite local shelter ever. I made a couple calls and sent an email begging and pleading to see if they could take Sal in. And after holding my breath for an hour or so, I got the email I was hoping for -- YES! They would help and take Sal into a foster home!

Sal didn't know it, but today was his lucky day. And what a great, fulfilling day for me! So happy I could help save this baby. Big, bad parking lots are no place for scared, dumped kitties. I will NEVER understand how anyone could just dump a kitten somewhere and leave it helpless to fend for itself.

Sal is spending the night with Debbie. This is him sleeping with her in bed! What a lucky kitty!

So Sal is going over to Cats Exclusive tomorrow to weigh in (He needs to be less than 3 pounds to be able to go to a foster. I'm sure he is!) get all his tests and start his little process of becoming the perfect pet for someone. He'll need to be neutered, have all his tests, shots and important vet care and everything any kitten needs. We think he's about 7 or 8 weeks old.

I would love to show my appreciation to Cats Exclusive by making sure all of Sal's vet care is covered. I know it's not much, and they'll still have to make sure he's fed and all of that, but I would like to at least do this as thanks.

I've set up a Chipin, and if any of you can spare a dollar or two, me and Sal would be most grateful. I WISH I could afford to pay for it all myself! I set the goal at $200, which I'm not sure is the exact amount of all he'll need. I figure if we raise any extra or if that is extra anyway, it can just go to feeding him and toys and things to help support Cats Exclusive helping him.

Let's hope all of Sal's test come back negative and he finds the best forever home at the end of all of this!

UPDATE 9:45 a.m.: Oh my goodness, you guys! I'm SO incredibly touched! Just wow. Sal's Chipin is already almost at the $200 goal I set, so I'm going to leave it open. Cats Exclusive is the best place and if we raise more than Sal needs, the money can go to helping other needy kitties they help just like him! Thank you all for being so nice!

UPDATE 12:00 p.m.: Debbie just dropped him off at Cats Exclusive! He weighed in at 2.01 pounds, so since he's under the 3-pounds limit, they can take him in for sure! YAY!

UPDATE 12:20 p.m.: Sal has just a touch of a temperature (Only 0.1 over, but they are going to retemp him in an hour before giving him his kitten booster shots.) and they gave him Revolution for fleas just in case and a dewormer. He is a little shy, so it's good he's going to a foster home for a few weeks, they said!

P.S. I'll try and keep this post update as his day goes along today, but it'll probably be easier to follow along on Cute's Facebook page. Much easier to update and I'll add pictures and stuff as I get them!

Jul 7, 2011

Cute Kitten Plays Dead

What do you do when you are a cute little kitten and your brother keeps trying to play with you and attack you and nom on your ears when you're not in the mood?

You stay perfectly still and play dead. And it works.

NOTE FROM CUTE: Some people have asked... Don't worry, kitty is FINE! The owner has been answering similar questions in the video comments and assures us that kitty is not dead. :) Here is a video of her from just four days ago: See, she's a perfect girl.

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Jul 6, 2011

Seagull Steals Video Camera and Takes It for a Ride

A guy is filming a seagull from his level on the ground in Cannes, France, when suddenly the seagull decides that the camera should be his. So he steals it and flies off with it!

By far, the best parts of this video is that you can hear the birdie breathing and he flies off and his "talking" when he finally puts the camera down over on a nearby castle wall. So cute!

The guy did get his camera back! He said the camera has a fish-eye lens so it looks like the birdie flew a lot farther than he really did. But he did have to climb a big wall to get it... Silly bird!

BONUS CUTE: Another seagull steals cat food!

Thanks to Cute's fabulous friends at The Kitten Crew for sharing seagull steals camera video!

Jul 5, 2011

Two Cats Tuesday: Moo Has a New Favorite Box

Happy Two Cats Tuesday, Cuteheads! This is sure a Pimp and Moo filled week, isn't it? They were just on yesterday for Pimp's birthday and the 4th of July!

Today, is something equally exciting... Moo has a new favorite box! It's a little bit tiny, but it didn't take him long to figure out how to fit.

Oh hai! This is my new box. It is little.

I think maybe there might be a way to extend it over here on the side.

Or maybe under the flap?

Hello? Anyone secret box-maker-biggerer secrets under here?

Hmm. I guess not. Well I'm almost all the way in anyway...

If I just curl up a little bit and make myself a tighter fuzzball...

And then scootch my butt right in the corner over here...

Tada! Perfect fit!

He's in this box all the time now. It is right in front of the TV and he loves to sit in it and just watch TV while I'm on the couch. His favorite channel is Animal Planet!

P.S. If you didn't see, it was Pimp's birthday yesterday AND he and Moo dressed up for the 4th of July, too! Go check it out. They're cute. As usual. ;)

Jul 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, Pimp! (and Happy 4th of July!)

Today is a BIG day! Not only is it a national holiday, but it's also PIMP'S BIRTHDAY! Yay! My little man is 12 years old today.

To celebrate, we did we what always do on holidays around here... we got a little silly and had a party!

It's my birthday, you guys! You can't blow out these candles.

Pimp put on the special birthday cake hat and I even bought him some decorations. That's his table centerpiece he's modeling with up there. Festive!

We're party animals!

Doesn't that look like a rockin' party? Pimp and Moo really know how to celebrate.

It's also the 4th of July! So, we had to celebrate that, too, of course. Lucky for Pimp and Moo, we have an Uncle Sam hat they can wear for occasions like this!

Does this hat make my ear look big?

I have a big hat!

Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday!

Jul 3, 2011

Two Puppies on Swings

Really, the title says it all. Just two adorable puppies swinging away in on a swingset. The one on the right gets extra bonus cute points for sitting so perfectly with his little legs out and everything.


NOTE FROM CUTE: I'll post tomorrow, but I wanted to just wish everyone who doesn't come by on the holiday a happy and safe 4th of July. Be careful with fireworks and bring your outside pets in if you can! Have fun!

P.S. Pimp's birthday is tomorrow!
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