Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hamster Vs. Kitten

The Hamster War still rages and I wonder how I became such a push over.  Austin successfully cared for Jujube over the few days that Kaitlin was away and sadly returned the rodent to her room when she returned from camp.  In fact, it is almost like they have forgotten all about the little thing.  That was of course until Kaitlin "found" a stray kitten last night.  Faith, as Kaitlin has named her, is at least part Siamese and a long hair fluffy kitty.  She is a very sweet cat and loves to cuddle.  For now Faith is locked in Kaitlin's room.  It is quite unfair for the baby to have to stay in there, but we have a dog, pet door, torn back screen,  and missing front screen door.  Out here, she'd be a mini snack for the local coyotes.  Kaitlin is doing everything, from batting her eyes to pouting.  We did concede to keep Faith for just as long as it takes to find a good home.

Does anyone else hear the laughter and snickering?  I repeat, how did I become such a push over?  Food, litter, flea stuff (the cheap kind) and my heart bleeds.  I had wanted to buy the good flea stuff like Advantage or Frontline, but the $80.00 tag for three doses stopped me.  I settled on the same stuff in a different formula (Sentry) for less than $15.00/three.  If it works, then I will be singing the funeral dirge for all the fleas that we know the kitten brought in.

So back to Hamster Vs. Kitten... Kaitlin immediately has volunteered to relinquish Jujube to the boys' room.  Austin, ever the whiny green monster decided that he didn't want the hamster in his room, but could he "just hold the kitten a little?  PLEEEASE?"

We tried to introduce Faith to Jasmine the Wiener Dog.  Jasmine was so excited and just wanted to get close to her, but Faith had other plans.  She scrambled up and over my head, then jumped to the ceiling and back over me, only to run and hide under a table.  Thankfully, that was visual enough for Austin to understand why Kaitlin's room was safer.  After all, Jazz loves to sleep under his bed during the day.  I am afraid to crawl under and search the attraction of that!

The ads are posted and friends are searching, but we really don't have much expectations that she will find a home other than ours.  Can we really afford it? I guess I will just have to drive an extra day each week. 

Don't tell Kaitlin, but I do kinda hope we get to keep her.


  1. I can't tell Kaitlin? AWWW...that's no fun. :)

  2. well, we don't want her hopes too high in case the owner is found, or someone takes it, or... if in the end she can't take Faith with her to her mom's.