For your pleasure and edification, this weekend’s blog is word for word an online conversation between Our Good Chef Kelley, Saint Beth the Vet, and me. Here’s the background: Our Good Chef Kelley likes to name some of the foster cats, and we told her next time they came around, she could do so. After being foster-free for 12 hours, we agreed to take in kittens from three different rescuers – a momma and three babies from the shelter immediately, and two sets of three feral kittens from two rescuers trying to trap them, as and when they managed to. Plus one male cat from a lady who was getting drop-offs at her house and couldn’t afford to neuter him amongst all her girl cat pets (not spayed). All of them were to go to Dr. Beth before coming here, to get checked out.
You can guess what happened, can’t you? No sooner had the shelter cats arrived than the feral trappers informed me they’d caught the kitties and the lady with the drop off dropped him off. Beth went from 0 to 9 Bookstore cats in the space of an hour. We can pick up the thread from there as Beth tries to talk Kelley through the naming process.
Beth (2:38 pm): We have a Female torrid and Black male Grey who thinks he is badassThat is tortie not torridand an orange long hair male
Then we have the sickly ones. Grey female Orange make and tortie female
All need names
And the little sick runt Erin has, that Wendy took this afternoon.
Kelley (2:42 pm): Mom = Berenice Dilute tortie = Morella Orange male = Prospero Gray tabby = Montressor
It is Edgar Allan Poe time smile emoticon
Beth (2:45 pm): Yes
Kelley (2:45 pm): So mama and five kittens?
Beth : 6
Kelley (2:46 pm): One mama, six kittens?
Beth (2;55 pm): Another tortie kitten and adult male orange and grey male solid
Kelley (2:55 pm): Ok so all of these do not belong to the mama?
Beth (2:56 pm) : Nope
Kelley (3:10 pm) : I’m so confused. Sorry. Are there 9 total?
Beth (3:11 pm) : Yes if u count Erin’s
I’m not helping. I’m brain dead
Kelley (3:12 pm) : Ok gotcha
Is OK Wendy didn’t tell me about all of the others
Mom = Berenice Dilute tortie = Morella Orange male = Prospero Gray tabby = Montressor Black male = Pluto Tortie 2 = Annabel
Who am I missing?
Kelley (3:34 pm):
Confused again. I named an orange kitten Prospero. Is there another orange kitten or just an adult orange?
Beth (3:35 pm): Adult
Kelley (3:36 pm) : Healthy adult orange = Luchesi (loo-kasey)
Ok so that is everyone but badass gray?
Is the solid gray male the badass?
Beth (3:37 pm) : He certainly thinks so
Kelley (3:38 pm): The only one I haven’t named is the solid gray
Let’s call the badass Montressor and the tabby boy can be Valdemar
And that should be everyone except sick baby. Right?
Wendy (3:40 pm): Y’all are so cute
Kelley (3:40 pm) : Ok cool. ROFL. Wendy I didn’t know there were so many! Hehehe
Please let me know how sick kitty does – I hope (s)he makes it!
He is looking better by the hour. Erin the cat whisperer has him this weekend and we anticipate him returning to his family Monday, looking well and feeling frisky. He just needed to get rid of his fleas, eat, and rest.
Erica, sick kitty is growing like a weed and getting cuter by the minute. We think he’ll be fine now.
Phew! I’ve only just spotted both your comments and am Very Glad to read them. Also, in my anxiousness over sick kitty I forgot to mention: Another great blog post! I do enjoy reading about all you get up to.
We’ll give Dorian his own blog post when he’s old enough to be adopted. He has lots to say, believe me….
Yay! I can’t wait to read it. I only wish I lived nearer so I could rehome him myself.
I think I’ll post about Liza, the silly yellow wild cat, and what she taught me about feral cats as pets, at Blogjob…thanks for the suggestion.