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Sammy at two and a half months of age
Sammy, July 2001

I never did see the white kitten that morning. But I saw it in the evening. I put out kitten food and would check to see if it was eating yet. Yes, we have a visitor. I got the toy and went slowly outside, making sure not to spook the little one. I put the feathers close to the kitten. It looked, but hunger won out. It kept eating. I gently ran the feathers over it. No response. I stroked it with the hard plastic wand, gently. It repositioned itself so that it could watch me, while eating. I moved, very, very slowly, trying to get out of it's line of vision. Brian pipes up from inside the door, giving instructions. I look up at him. "How many of these kittens did you catch?" I asked. He quit supervising. When I finally thought I had a shot at it, I bent down and grabbed. It tried to get away, but I had a firm enough grasp so that it couldn't slip away. Success!! I had caught the last of the kittens!! I took him in to see his brothers and sister. He tried to bite me, broke the skin, but didn't bite deeply. We finally decided on a name for him this morning. Sam, after Sam Malone of the old television show "Cheers".

On Wednesday, I took both Richie and Sammy to the vet's for testing. Both came up clean. It took Sammy a little longer than the other four to warm up to me, but he's done nicely. He's going to be a very good looking cat. He will have long hair, right now, it's hard to tell how long. He's a little more subdued in play than the other kittens, but when he plays, he plays hard. He's a little shyer than the others, but he can be extremely affectionate.

I am so glad we decided on keeping all five.

Sammy in the same basket as at the top of the page
Sammy, December 2001

Sammy outside...eight months old
Sammy, December 2001

meet autumn


meet richie

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