A lucky kitten
Been in the sandhills at a DD's and they have a new kitten since we were there last. Seems that SIL was going to work early on an August morning and he thought he heard a tiny cry. tracing it down he found a very small kitten with puncture wounds on it's back and it was obviously starved and dehydrated. They already have 3 cats and he said they didn't need another, but, he picked it up and took to the only vet within miles, a large animal vet, much more used to tending to catle than kittens. He decided to see if they couldn't help the kitten and treated the wounds and managed to get some food and water down her. He decided the wounds were caused by a birds talons, could have been anything from an owl to a golden eagle or vulture. For some reason the bird dropped the kitten in their back lot.
Now, a happy, pretty kitten rather runs the house greatly the disgust of the 2 females who never miss a chance to hiss at her but the big male seems to think she is funny. All these cats except the kitten are neutered. He will just be resting on the floor and the kitten will attack him from the back biting his ears and bouncing all over him, he never moves a muscle until he flips over and is mauling her good, when she cries he just gets up and lays down again, she immediately kind of runs sideways at him and attacks again. If an adult cat can look amused, then he does. Her favorite toy is a bottle cap off a juice bottle, it really slides nice on a hardwood floor and the kitten seems to make a concerted effort to bat it as close to the old grouch cats as possible while the tom just looks on.
Can you tell that kitten watching is probably the most exiting thing happening in that area.