Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bottle Babies

On Sunday evening, my neighbor Lindsey wander over. It seems that while they were away on vacation, some unscrupulous soul, had dumped out 5 kittens in their front yard. And as they unloaded the car, the very hungry little dears were one by one emerging from their Juniper bushes, crying mercilessly and begging to be cared for.

The problem is that the kittens are not weened, we figure them to be approximately 3 weeks old, and they could not eat the plate of milk that Lindsey offered them. In fact they were very weak and could not even walk steadily... possibly from their age and the fact that they were very dehydrated.

Now I ask you, WHO could do such a thing to this sweet little face?!!


Lindsey had no clue what to do for the babies and she knew that I had bottle raised Tigger, Lexi and Sadie so she and I struck up an arrangement..... I would care for them if she would find them homes.


I soooo got the best end of this arrangement:-)










Don't you agree?
-Rhonda

21 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh, they are adorable and you did get the best end of the deal! What is wrong with people that they do things like that to poor defenseless little creatures?

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Well, for heavens sake! Aren't they the cutest?
We just found homes for the last of our litter of 5, and while they were a riot to have around, let me tell you...it is so much more peaceful now that they are gone! We had them all neutered/spayed before they left. Now the new owners won't have to deal with cats in heat or crazy male cats!

Vee said...

Yes, you got the best deal, but then I do love kittens. I will say that that is a pretty incredible commitment you've made! But these kittens should make wonderful pets after all the hands on care.

Liane said...

Nice to have you back, Rhonda!! Those kittens are so adorable - I love the blue eyes. I hope they all get adopted by loving families. Have a wonderful weekend!

Judi said...

Oh Rhonda
How wonderful you are to be caring for those little precious ones. They must be a bit of work. I can't imagine anyone doing anything like that. Thats just awful. You don't suppose something happened to their mother....I hope you'll keep posting about them. You did get the better deal...or maybe you just got 3 more little kitties?
come by and visit...
Judi

Meggie said...

Oh Rhonda! You are such a sweetheart to volunteer to care for these sweet felines. Before I vote if you got the better end of the deal, I'm wondering how often you have to feed these little ones. Glad you had a good time on vacation. Reality does have a way of creeping back into one's life, though.

Threeblindsheep said...

Bless them and bless you!! Sheep C.

BellaColle' said...

oh my goodness! the nerve of some people! U and ur neighbor are such angels taking in these little babies..
gosh..if I were closer.. I might be tempted to adopt one...
Hope ur Summer is going well!!
XO
~Christine

Farmchick said...

That was cute...I have not done that MANY times in my life as a farmgirl! I really enjoyed my visit to your blog....hope you can stop by mine soon. :) Have a wonderful day.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Oh, they are so sweet!! I want them all! How wonderful of you to take care of them. Are you going to keep one? Have fun!!!
~Debra

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh how sweet!! They are adorable and you are such a PEACH for taking care of them.....I would have such a hard time parting with them. I bet your son is having a wonderful time loving them.

I hope you are having a wonderful summer!
Hugs,
Robin

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

I am so happy you are back to posting. I have missed you.
The kittens are adorable and your heart is as big as the moon.
I would have taken care of them too, poor little critters.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Colleen said...

I can't imagine what kind of person does such a thing. Heartless is all I can say. Several years ago someone dumped a mother lab and her seven newborn puppies off at a little country store down the road from us. It was mid summer, extremly hot and these poor newborns were on the hot concrete. The puppies and their mother were in bad shape. I brought them all home, got the pups raised, the mother in good shape and found good homes for all. It was hard work at times but I could never have left them to die. I hope you find good homes for these precious babies! You are a sweetheart to raise them!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

There is nothing like baby kittens for smiles and laughter that is non-stop!

Phyllis said...

Unfortunately there are tons of people who do this sort of thing all the time. It's disgusting.

I'm so glad that at least these babies were found by your neighbor and that they are being taken care of. Thank you both!!

msdewberry said...

I can't even imagine how heartless one would have to be to abandon those kittens. It boggles my mind the depths that some people sink to.
I would want to keep them all. I would be one of those cat ladies with a bunch of cats ruling my roost.
Thank you for taking them in. Every living thing deserves someone to go to bat for them, to give them a fighting chance.

sheila from life @ #17 said...

I saw that adorable black-and-white wittle face with those big blue eyes on Cathy's Out Junkin's blog list and I had to pop over!

Congratulations on being a wonderful person :)

Dena said...

Oh my goodness what sweet little babies! You did get the good end of the stick ;)

Hugs,
Dena

Amy said...

Ah adorable little ones!

training education said...

How extremely adorable! I want to have a cute little kitten too. Congratulations on your new born kittens!

KaReN EiLeeN said...

Love the photos. Blessings to you and your big heart for taking care of them...... I just hope and pray there are more people like you in this world than the one that left them

warm wishes,
karen eileen