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Small Fry: Kitten Needs Home

05/15/2012

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We interrupt our regular lamenting about infertility to bring you this solicitation:

Meet Small Fry. Small Fry needs a home. Will you be his/her mother?

My dad and I found this tiny kitten while picking up dinner last night. It was running in the road, terrified and trying to hide under the wheels of cars. Like a crazy lady, I jumped out of the car and stopped traffic, yelling, “There is a kitten under your tires!!!!” The kitten ran into a ditch and hid under the lid of one of these:

We brought the Small Fry kitten home and have been taking care of him/her (we have yet to torture the kitten and inspect for gender. It just seems too rude the first 24 hours of meeting). Small Fry is very scared right now, but terribly sweet if you sit with him/her and talk softly. My dad spent a lot of last night waking up to visit Small Fry, holding him/her and talking. It made me cry to hear him out in our sunroom whispering, “It is ok, kitten. You are not alone now… you must have lost all your brothers and sisters.”

There, now I’m crying again just thinking about it!

Small Fry looks a little orange in these photos, but actually he/she is more of a warm taupe/buff color. It is unusual and quite pretty. This photo was taken right after we brought Small Fry home and he/she was still hiding in the cage. She has since relaxed and will purr a big, rumbling kitten purr when you pet her.

As we all know, Mr. Husband and I already have four cats in a small space. While I would LOVE to keep Small Fry, I know it is not kind to either the small one or all our big ones. My desperate plea on Facebook for a kitten home was fruitless so now I’m turning here: any blog readers interested? My parents are heading back to Alabama today and will carry the kitten to Huntsville if anyone there or along the way wants to adopt Small Fry. I’m willing to drive up to 6 hours any direction to meet an adoptive family.

I was going to take Small Fry to a no-kill shelter today, but think I’ll hold on one more day… you can email me at my personal, non-bloggy email if you are seriously interested: smagargee {at} gmail {dot} com.

 Small Fry needs a home. Please consider.

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  1. Anna #
    May 15, 2012

    Aw he looks so sweet. I would love to adopt him. However two things are stopping me. One my husband 😦 boo, hiss. And two, I live in the uk and the last time I checked it was more than six hours away. X

  2. May 15, 2012

    This is just such a cute kittten – my heart is melting 🙂 I’m so glad you rescued it and I hope you find a home for it. I would be lining up if I could…

  3. librisdraconis #
    May 15, 2012

    If I still lived in Lex I’d be there in a heartbeat. Everyone I know is full up on cats right now. 😦

  4. meggola #
    May 15, 2012

    Kudos to you for rescuing this little guy! I volunteer at the cat adoption center at an animal shelter and I can tell you without a doubt, if you take Small Fry to a shelter, he’ll be adopted very quickly – probably within hours. People are always looking for kittens to adopt and are often disappointed if there aren’t any. It’s crazy. Plus, he’ll get tested for parasites and disease and receive any medical treatment needed, as well as getting spayed or neutered. He/she is so cute! I’m glad he’ll find a home soon.

  5. EmHart #
    May 15, 2012

    I want him! Pop him on a plane to the UK and he can grow up alongside Meg. But seriously, and returning to reality, he is so sweet and such a pretty colour, if I only could I would have him in a heartbeat. I hope he finds his forever home soon and thank goodness his Belle shaped guardian angel was there when he needed one. I want a blogger to adopt him, just so we can follow him grow up!

  6. Shelley #
    May 15, 2012

    Aww, precious! I bet you it’s a boy, most orange-y stripe-y ones are – I have one myself! Sadly I live too far away in Massachusetts, and besides, I’ve been telling myself we have a good thing going with the relationship between the dog and the cat and we shouldn’t bring a third animal into the mix that could upset the balance. Still, I hope you find a hope for Small Fry in this community!

  7. May 15, 2012

    I would take small fry. But I dont know where you live or how far it is for me to drive. My previous cat Molly died in Feb, I havent wanted to get another cat but if small fry needs a home I can give him one.

    I live in So Cal, how many hours away are you?

    • May 15, 2012

      I’m so sorry to hear about Molly. It is so sad when cats go.
      I’m like a continent away 😦 I’m in Lexington, Kentucky and not heading to CA to visit family for quite a while. If only teleporters existed… I know you would be a wonderful owner.

  8. May 15, 2012

    Oh he is so cute. And clearly pretty scared. Poor little guy (looking at him, I’m willing to bet he’s male). He’s very lucky that you are your dad were there and the photo of him with your dad makes my heart melt.

    Meggola is right, kittens usually get adopted right away. One thing to find out is whether the no-kill shelter has kittens currently in foster. This way he can go to a home with others around his age, giving him someone to play with.

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