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hermetic

(8,431 posts)
Sun Jul 3, 2022, 11:52 AM Jul 2022

Look what I found!


She was on the top of my chicken wire catio, 10 feet up. How she got up there will likely always remain a mystery.


On 6/28 at 4:30 a.m. my cats were going crazy. They were running around, jumping on the bed, and hollering. Ugh. So, I got up and started the day at my computer, close to the door that goes out to the catio. The cats out there were really carrying on.

When it started getting light out I went to see what was up. And it was a tiny kitten sitting on a 2/4 who was getting thoroughly checked out by cats who had climbed up an adjacent ramp. After a bit of time and some help from an extension ladder she was safely rescued.

She's so young! Eight inches long and her eyes just starting to change from baby blue, so maybe 3 weeks? Where's your mommy? I mixed a tiny bit of wet cat food into some water and filled a dropper and she quickly consumed 4 doses. Then she had a long nap on my lap.

After she woke up I let her wander around the house a little. I'd closed off the bedrooms where she could find lots of good hiding places. She went right to the cat food bowls and started chowing down on kibble. Later she found the cat box, jumped in and did her business, then covered it up. I'm like scratching my head and saying, "Who is this little creature and how did she get to be so smart?" Then she started chasing a ping pong ball around. And a catnip mouse that's almost as big as she is. She watches TV. Plus she has let the other cats know in no uncertain terms that she is not to be messed with and will someday rule the roost here. And she shall henceforth be known as Freya.

I really didn't want, or need, another cat. But who could pass up being treated to pictures like this every day?

I'm in love.
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Look what I found! (Original Post) hermetic Jul 2022 OP
Freya is a charmer and lucky to have found you. SharonClark Jul 2022 #1
So sweet! Nt spooky3 Jul 2022 #2
She is beautiful!!! SheltieLover Jul 2022 #3
That's a good idea.. hermetic Jul 2022 #5
Ikr? SheltieLover Jul 2022 #7
Awww...... Bayard Jul 2022 #4
Yeah, me too hermetic Jul 2022 #6
Awwwww SheltieLover Jul 2022 #8
Wouldn't be great if they stayed that size into Emile Jul 2022 #9
Ahhhh, she knew what she was doing when she chose You 😻 MLAA Jul 2022 #10
When a kitty picks you out, you're sunk. Comes love nothing can be done Walleye Jul 2022 #11
She found YOU!!! She is adorable and so smart. Bless japple Jul 2022 #12
Yep, hermetic Jul 2022 #13
Reading this has certainly made my day! Siwsan Jul 2022 #14
Hi, Arthur! hermetic Jul 2022 #15
Thank you! Siwsan Jul 2022 #17
What a cutie! DUers are amazing people. onecaliberal Jul 2022 #16
Don't know Rebl2 Jul 2022 #18
She's gonna be a tiny one! slightlv Jul 2022 #19
Thank you for sharing that. hermetic Jul 2022 #20

SheltieLover

(57,073 posts)
3. She is beautiful!!!
Sun Jul 3, 2022, 12:01 PM
Jul 2022

So brave, esp at her age!

Sounds to md you received a Special Delivery directly from Mother Nature!

Congrats!!!

Pls post more pix? Another DU superstar!

Maybe we should have a DU kitty calendar...

hermetic

(8,431 posts)
5. That's a good idea..
Sun Jul 3, 2022, 12:06 PM
Jul 2022

a calendar. Goodness knows we've got several years covered already with DU kitties.

SheltieLover

(57,073 posts)
7. Ikr?
Sun Jul 3, 2022, 12:08 PM
Jul 2022

And a pupper / other fur/feather/fin kids too!

I'm really happy for you. It's always special imo when the Universe gifts us a special friend.

Enjoy!

japple

(10,061 posts)
12. She found YOU!!! She is adorable and so smart. Bless
Sun Jul 3, 2022, 12:29 PM
Jul 2022

you for bringing in little Freya. I look forward to seeing more pictures.

Siwsan

(26,674 posts)
14. Reading this has certainly made my day!
Sun Jul 3, 2022, 12:41 PM
Jul 2022

My niece adopted one of the feral kittens I brought in and socialized this Spring, and she named her Freya! Freya's brother, Arthur, is currently crawling around my laptop. I think he's letting me know to say 'Hi!'

hermetic

(8,431 posts)
15. Hi, Arthur!
Sun Jul 3, 2022, 12:46 PM
Jul 2022

I thought I remembered one of yours had been named Freya. I've been enjoying your posts all along. You are doing such a good thing with all those babies.

Siwsan

(26,674 posts)
17. Thank you!
Sun Jul 3, 2022, 12:59 PM
Jul 2022

It really is so satisfying to save these little furry angels. My boys bring a smile to my face, first thing every morning. In a way, we all saved each other.

Rebl2

(13,956 posts)
18. Don't know
Sun Jul 3, 2022, 08:59 PM
Jul 2022

if you follow Siwsan, but she rescued four feral kittens this spring and she named one of the females Freya. As soon as they were old enough three were adopted and she kept one of the boys.

slightlv

(3,374 posts)
19. She's gonna be a tiny one!
Sun Jul 17, 2022, 04:55 PM
Jul 2022

At 2-1/2 months old, my Luna is going to be a big boy. He's grown so much since I got him 3 weeks ago, I can't believe it! I keep telling him to slow down, let me enjoy these "baby days"... (gryn) but he's as smart as he is weed! Knows and comes to his name, now... is learning "no bite" and looks up with those small, soulful eyes when he "forgets." (gryn) He seems to have 2 speeds...On and Off. On, he's running at full speed. Off, he sleeps the sleep of the dead! (LOL)

I'd hope he'd stay small, he was the runt of the litter... but it doesn't look that way. My vet always said I grew them long-lived and I grew them large. I took it as a great compliment. Luna is going to be another in a long line of healthy, very much loved rescues.

hermetic

(8,431 posts)
20. Thank you for sharing that.
Sun Jul 17, 2022, 05:22 PM
Jul 2022

There are several people here who devote a lot of time to rescuing kitties and we're always happy to meet someone else who does. We are all in this together, after all.

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