Kitty Walk

Besides the fact that my parents were joining me, it was a typical morning walk (Christian and I go almost every weekday). We had just started and were one block away from my house, when this little kitten ran out from under a parked car "meowing" as it ran to us. I took advantage of the opportunity to show Christian a kitty, and teach him "what kitty says." He loved it!
So we were ready to keep walking, but we all knew this cat wasn't just going to stay put. He started following closely at our heels. Across a busy street even!
My walk is usually a half hour, and it's no lie that this little cat followed us the whole way! I felt bad so I carried him some of it. On the way back home, I made sure to back by where he started following us, and it was evident there was no other kittens or mother. So he followed us all the way home. "oh great" I thought. "what will Simon do to me for bringing home a cat!?" (if you know Simon, you know the last thing he wants is something that walks on 4 legs).

But I felt bad for the skinny kitty, so I put some milk in a dish and walked 1/2 a block away under a tree. And there I left the milk. But it wasn't long before the kitty came running back.
Not long after, a neighborhood cat (which I had never seen before and looked like a mountain lion!) came over to inspect the new addition. Unfortunately, nothing interesting happened.
We had some fun times playing with kitty:

Christian pulled it's tail:

We kept asking, "what are we going to do with it?"... but our answer finally came. Two kids were nearby, a girl on a bike and a boy walking. I asked her if she'd ever seen this cat, to which she replied "no!" Then I told her it followed us home. She asked the boy if he'd ever seen it, and once he saw it, he got the most scared look on his face (as if this little kitty was about to attack him!).
Sure enough, the kitten saw them and started following them. This boy, however, ran for his life. The girl was close behind him. And struggling to keep up behind her was the little kitty. I didn't know children were scared of kittens?! Well, I was a little worried about this kitty's life, especially when I looked down the street later to see a group of kids throwing things at our precious kitten. And that was the last time I saw it. Poor Kitty.
(If you look very closely, the kitty is behind the girl on the bike to the left).
(and the boy is running like a mad man by the road sign).

1 comment:

Lindsey Lange said...

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