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    Here we go again........

    Don't know if you all remember Flame,
    http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthre...ighlight=Flame

    but here we go again......

    The other night we were walking Jackie and we heard this pathetic little meow, several times. It sounded like, and I knew in my heart it was a hungry kitty, so I rushed home, got a flashlight and some food. Rushed back to where we heard the meows and started calling for the kitty and shining the flashlight. Nothing. So I left the food in hopes he'd find it.

    So today I'm on my way back from doing laundry (I take the golf cart to do laundry) and this pathetic, scrawny, half starved kitten is barely making his way across the street. Now this is a street in our resort so it's not like a busy city street, but he's practically dragging himself across the street - head down, tail down, no energy....I come to a screeching halt and think I can fool him into thinking I have food in my hand. I get close, but not close enough, and all the while he's meowing pathetically at me. I rush home and get some ham, I get back and he's gone - drat! I look around calling for him and I find him, but he runs back across the street and under a parked motorhome - I follow. He scoots into another lot, under some patio furniture that is covered, but he peeks out at me. I creep forward, hand outheld with ham at the very tip of my fingers. I get the ham right up to his nose and he won't bite - little shit! I eventually got close enough to make a grab for him and I actually touched him, but he scooted away at the last minute - drat! I had to go so I rushed home again and made a plate of fancy feast, went back and left it where I last saw him and hoped he'd find it.

    Went back later and half the plate was eaten - yes! I didn't get him, but at least he got some food in his belly. I'm going to keep trying in the next few days, and at the very least he'll get food on a regular basis to make him stronger so he can grow a bit and maybe start taking care of himself......unless he lets me catch him.

    He's Siamese looking with the light coloring and blue eyes, but not flame point like Flame. I'm estimating him to be at least 4 months old. He's scrawny, but not tiny tiny like flame was. Hopefully I'll be able to catch him soon and I can get a picture for you all.

    And NO this is NOT Robin's succession plan. We really don't want a kitten, but I'd be happy to trade a kitten for an adult that won't bat at Jackie.
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    Dear Auntie Debbie,

    Please give a skinny guy an even break!

    Once Skinny Eddie


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    Awww, lil fuzz nugget, I am so glad you ate! Please come out and get found !
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    When you posted the link to Flame, I thought that you had run into his new family and they couldn't take care of him any more so you had decided to adopt him. Hopefully the scared little kitten will continue to let you feed him/her and you'll be able to eventually catch him/her and then get him vetted and hopefully adopted out. Good luck.
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    Oh, good luck on capturing this little one!
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    That is such a good stat that that Kitten knows where he/she can find food on a regular basis, that is how I was able to bring so many Porch Cats into the Hotel.
    I know that al of Our Awesome Angels will hep with that Kitten finding a FurrEver Home, and Robin , Peanuts and Tubby Angels
    will tell taht Kitten that there is no need for hunger or being alone ever again.
    We are paying taht Tiger? finds a home soon.
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    Awww, I will be checking back to see if you managed to catch this little guy/girl.
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    I'm with Eddie on this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbara View Post
    I'm with Eddie on this
    Me too! I hope you'll be able to catch him one of the next few days, and feed him until then. Good luck!
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    Kittens can be very loving, too

    This kitten sounds like he needs a good home. Ahem. You could always try ......... to keep it/him/her and see how your cat get along with the kitty.

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    Paws crossed you are able to help him /her. So pleased the food was 'found!'
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    Went back this morning and not only was all the food gone, the paper plate had bite marks in it and it was as clean as when I took it out of the cupboard! Needless to say, I brought the plate home, filled it again and headed back. Set the food out and waited.......nothing.....drat! Checked the food later, still there. Checked again a little later still there. Checked about 8:00 tonight and not only is the food gone, he's sitting there meowing at me again! But I didn't have more food on me, so again I couldn't get close. Ran home and got some food, by the time I got back he was gone - double drat! Elusive little bugger! Left the food and I'll check on him again in the morning. He'll soon figure out there's regular food there and then maybe I'll be able to catch him. Good news is he didn't look near as scrawny as he did yesterday, so maybe the food I'm giving him is providing nutrition, but maybe it's providing energy also so he can scrounge for food better on his own - hopefully. That way if I can't get him, at least I know he's able to take care of himself.

    I hate this! It's really heartbreaking and very stressful.

    Cute little shit.......:
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    Sounds like progress! I advise a baggie with kitty treats be kept in your jacket pocket, just in case there's a new sighting at an unexpected moment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubby & Peanut's Mom View Post

    I hate this! It's really heartbreaking and very stressful.


    It is, but you're doing a great job. The idea of having a can or kitty chow morsels in your pocket is a good one. Never know who you might meet.
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    You're very kind and caring. Yep, You might as well never leave your home unless you have some cat food with you. Hope s/he becomes friendly with you.

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