So... a while back, I adopted some chickens from a lovely couple named Tim and Arja who couldn't keep them anymore. Well today I heard from them again. Apparently this sweet black kitty has been showing up at their place, cold and hungry and looking for handouts. They can't keep her (I seem to recall a cat allergy) and were asking me for advice. I have somehow managed to con my husband into fostering this cat, because I know out local shelter is overflowing with cats right now, and black cats are particularly difficult to adopt out.
Then I get another email... Arja thinks this kitty might be pregnant (not surprising, given that she's a girl and a stray!) They said they could just take her to the shelter if she's knocked up but I said no way, if she's preggars, we'll deal with it and adopt out the kittens.
So I think we'll get her sometime this week, and a vet visit will be in order. She can stay in one of the cat rooms in the barn for now. I am serious about adopting her out, so if you are interested, let me know. If she is pregnant, I will keep her until the kittens are born, then get her fixed and find her a home (and the kittens too!) We already have 16 (!) cats and even I have my limits, but I really like Tim and Arja and I have a soft spot for black cats and unwed pet mothers (remember pregnant Ophelia the pig?) Kudos to my husband for agreeing to this. Gordon, I really mean it about trying to find her a home!!
I shall keep you all posted...