Saturday, April 19, 2008

CONTEST---Enter Now! --- TIMES UP!!!

I had mentioned several posts back that our Momma Cat was due to have kittens. Sure enough they came after the weather was near 70 degrees. They came when it was back down in the freezing temps and the wind was a howlin'! We went out Wednesday night and there was one kitten, then two. In the morning we checked in on them and there were four kittens... but one of them had already died. I think Momma Cat just wasn't in the motherly mood because she has had kittens born and raised only outside in the winter before.

I brought the cat house into our mud room and placed it where it was catching that morning sun. The poor kittens were just frozen. Sadly another was dead. And another.... this black one... or so I assumed. The black and white one was doing awful so I started feeding it warmed up milk from a medicine dropper. All this time Momma Cat was just NOT interested. So I wrapped up the black and white one and continued to try to feed it.

Right about then my own baby started to cry and needed his momma. I'm contemplating what it would entail to bottle feed two babies and that is when I thought that Momma was just going to have to do her job or mother nature would take its course.

I feed my own baby and came to check on the black and white one. Amazingly it was making the teeniest meowing sound. I had hope for it. Then I looked and the black one who I assumed was dead ( I was waiting till after I fed my own baby to take it out) and believe it or not.... my supposedly dead kitten was moving! What? Seriously! I guess that morning sun was just the ticket.

So both kittens are doing great and are very strong. Momma Cat is doing her job. I am confident of their future now so I am posting their picture. So, for the contest part. The black kitten (the one I thought was dead) needs a name! The black and white one I believe my boys are calling Austin, but you know how kids are, things are always changing!

So, give your best name and I will pick a winner on Monday evening. The winner will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card. If this goes well I will do a higher amount next time.

11 comments:

Coffee Bean said...

Maybe he was dead. I'd call him Lazarus.

Wrena said...

Well I am leaning toward Scat & Asta! I could enter 100's of times this is to fun! My mind will think of names till the deadline! ROLLING MY EYES **LOL**

Brenda said...

Well if the name Austin sticks for the black and white, the black one could be called Texas! I'm with wrena, I could think of names forever and a day!!

Brenda said...

Trooper is another one that popped in the brain.

Anonymous said...

Let's see.....I think Houston would be a good match with Austin. Linda

Anonymous said...

LET'S CALL HIM C.A.T. "short for cat"- he'll love it! easy to remember!!
Rut

Anonymous said...

Since we know cats have "seven lives", and little blackie already used up one life....how about "Six-Pack"? We know he is a toughie. Mom
PS...love the opening shot and slide show!

jen martin said...

How about "Lucky"? :)

Anonymous said...

We know about the "Little Engine that Could"....so how about "The Kitty that Could"???
I'm tryin'...Mom

Anonymous said...

I hink he should be Bear. He Barely made it and his mom Barely cared and you Barely found him in time.....Besides, he has a bear face.........Grampa has other ideas he`ll post them later
Gramma

Anonymous said...

I think he should be Gobi then he can just go be a cat
grampa