Hard to believe that it's been just over a month since I last wrote an entry, and what a month it has been!! It never ceases to amaze me how life can change in the blink of an eye and take you down a whole new road when you least expect it.
Our sweet boy Farley is still with us, totally recovered from his unfortunate shortlived adoption (or is that me who has recovered?), the only worriesome thing about him still being our houseguest is that the longer he is here, the more comfortable he becomes, and the more attached to one another we all are. He pretty much sleeps with us every night now, and loves to cuddle with me as I wind down in the evenings right before turning out the lights.
There's more news however and it comes in this form:
For the past little while there has been a very young looking all black cat hanging around our home and the homes adjacent to us. I kept praying that "he" or "she" belonged to some ignorant neighbour who thought letting your kitty outdoors was an okay thing to do, but it's become quickly apparent that that is not the case and that the "he" is almost certainly a "she" now, since we just found this little baby (who hubby has lovingly decided to call Calvin), last night, trapped behind some concrete slabs at the side of our house. The stray cat seemed to be hanging around this area in the last day or two and I guess it was in a frantic attempt to alert us, because now that this kitten is safely with us, "Mom" hasn't been seen since.
Little Calvin is now in our spare room, all 6 weeks of him, with his little doe like eyes, and the tiniest little paws I've ever seen. He's eating up a storm and has already started to use the litterbox like a true champ - amazing how quickly they adjust. It will take some time to help him adjust to human handling, but already we hear him purring and see his contentment with affection.........the rest will come as he grows quickly.
The next mission is now to trap Mommy and get her spayed before any more babies are created - here's hoping we have quick success with that plan.