I was working late today, and received an urgent sounding voicemail from the Glitter Glue Princess, saying they were leaving to go get a kitten. Ummm, o.k….. I came home to find the house empty, but S and kiddo arrived 5 minutes later with a little friend.
This is Mickey.
He was the first on the list at Craigslist and was in desperate need of a home.
S told me the backstory after we got him situated in his separate quarters (i.e. my bathroom). The lady who they visited had found him in her apartment complex dumpster, in a trash bag. He was scrawney and a mess. She took care of him for a few weeks and nursed him back to health, but had no money to give him anything other than her dog’s food, and her family was allergic. She just wanted him to get a good home.
When she heard about our last cat, she said we could have him.
We estimate he is around 4 to 5 months old. He is going to get checked out tomorrow, following an evening in his separate quarters – we want to make sure he doesn’t have ear mites/parasites/etc before the introduction to everyone else.
Of course, the girlie is smitten with him. She originally named him Midnight. I had a cat with that name as a kid, so I had some sentimental attachment, and girlie decided he should be Mickey instead.
More pictures (don’t mind the shampoo bottles):