She had been abandoned near a hospital and was picked up by the woman I got her from. The woman (Kathy) said she just felt so sorry for her and could not leave here there. Kathy was unable to keep the kitten though, because her daughter is very allergic to cats. The daughter is not home right now but will be coming home in a couple of weeks. Kathy took her to the vet on June 26th and they estimated her age to be 5 to 7 weeks. She was wormed and given the first round of kitty shots. Kathy was just hoping to find her a good home before her daughter returned. When I sent my email out about wanting a kitten, a friend of mine here at work said she had just talked to her friend, Kathy on Saturday and was told about the kitten. I called, and was able to go over and pick her up last night. She came with food, litter box, litter, and a toy. The family was very sad and would have loved to keep her but they just couldn't. It was definitely a win/win situation. This little girl is a brown tabby with white. I'm hoping for short hair, but she's pretty fuzzy; looks like she may eventually have medium or long hair.
Shotzie really likes her but is a little too rambunctious just yet. I told Shotzie that she has to spread her love thinner and not try to shower the baby all at once ;-) When Shotzie runs up to the kitten, she bows up like a Halloween cat, and hisses - it is so funny to see this little bitty cat hissing. She is very small and you can barely hear the hiss. She tried to slap Shotzie's face once but Shotzie was too quick for her.
I have not named the baby yet, as I am a total freak about naming pets and have the hardest time because I think I have to have the most perfect name there is. I usually pick a name and then change it 5 or 6 times within the first month. It really doesn't matter anyway since it's a cat - they don't come when you call them or even act like they know their name anyway most of the time ;-) I have looked at list after list of female cat names but still can't decide. I thought I might wait a few days and let her personality choose her name for me. However, If you have any name suggestions, please feel free to lay 'em on me. I would love to hear your ideas. As of today, I like Gidget, Shasta, Lottie, ZuZu, Catrice, Paisley, Chelsea, and Saturn. Thanks in advance for your help!