From baby opossums to estranged kittens, from newborn calves to free horses – my mom, Mimi and I might as well call ourselves the animal rescue team, because that’s what we do; we find animals and take them in (my mom took the opossums to some wildlife place that takes care of them).
Going into the house (my mom’s), my mom saw a kitten. The house is a mobile home. You know the siding on mobile homes? Then there is this black tarp-looking thing covering the ground that lies directly under the house.
I went in to get a kitchen knife sharp enough to cut through the tarp. What was I going to do, you ask?
Let me just say, I have never before done this in my life. I went under the house. My mom helped me; she had taken a little bit of the siding off. We had saw a lump in the tarp that didn’t exactly match the ground. I put my hand over it, and it felt warm. There was the kitten.
I began to cut through the black blanket (not literally, people, just another name for the tarp). I made sure I put some distance between the kitten and the lump – I didn’t want to accidentally cut him! That would break my heart! Finally, I picked him up and handed him to my mom before I crawled backwards, out from underneath the house.
My mom thinks she another kitten, but we’re not sure. Apparently, she has seen a grey mamma cat wandering around her house. We think it is hers. At first we thought that this kitten was a Bobcat. It would be kind of funny – in an odd, but cute, way – if it turned out to be a baby bobcat!
We named it BJ (Booger Junior), because it looks kind of like Booger – black, with a few, light, places of white. Whether the kitten is a boy or girl, we do not know yet. Still, BJ is so adorable, no matter the gender. BJ’s so little! It has been a while since I have seen a kitten, so I have forgotten how small and cute kittens can be!
After all of the chaos – all of the excitement happened before 10:18 this morning – my mom and I went downtown to the ISD Administration Office to fill out a substitute application to be put onto the list. Then we went to Brookshire’s to get some things. We bought a salad “kit” and a loaf of bread (the kind from the bakery!), and that is what we had for lunch.