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July 26, 2013 / diannegray

A surprise visitor

When I was in the shed working on my windows on Monday I heard a weird noise under my workbench. I slowly put my head down to take a look when something jumped out and grabbed my foot.

Living on a farm is wonderful (acres of space, uninterrupted views, and being able to make as much noise as you like without the neighbours complaining) but people must think farms are so far ‘out of the way’ that they can dump their unwanted critters in the cane fields. Yes – it happens more than you think. The two grown cats that live at the farm were part of a litter dumped several years ago. Most of them were given new homes, but the last two remained to enjoy their years catching rats and living it up on the farm. The cat that lived there before these two was also a dumpee as was the cat before that and so on and so forth.

The problem with irresponsible people dumping kittens is that it’s not just an incredibly cruel thing to do, but if they survive they become feral and are a huge problem to the native wildlife.

Now that I’ve finished my ‘I-hate-people-who-dump-kittens’, rant I’ll show you what was hiding under my workbench.

Cute Kitty2

I immediately went out to see if there were any more. The litter must have been dumped sometime in the last week and this little one has found her way here. I’ve searched up and down the road and listened at the side of the cane fields every morning but haven’t found them. They either haven’t survived, or have run off to join the ‘feral’ community. Either way – it’s not a good outcome for these poor little creatures.

The good news is that my dear friends (who own Mr Fluffy and live on another farm) have fallen in love with this little darling and have taken her home to care for her 😀

Thanks so much for the name suggestions for my new puppy. I haven’t decided on one yet because there were so many good ones! It may end up being a ‘pull-a-name-from-the-hat’ trick, but I’ll let you know soon.

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  1. ramblingsfromamum / Jul 26 2013 12:50 pm

    ooohhhhhhh I am not a kitty person – but this one…look at those baby blues and the curious face. It frustrates the hell out of me, people who are irresponsible with animals. There should be more control – somehow (I know on my soap box again). I am glad she has found a home and will be cared for. Good luck at the name from the hat – there were so many good ones to choose. 🙂 Do keep us posted. x

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    • diannegray / Jul 26 2013 12:58 pm

      She is SO cute! We have enough animals at the farm so we can’t really take on anymore, but she’s found a wonderful home with really loving people 😀

      Yes – please rant as much as you like about people who dump animals – it’s just a hideous thing to do. It’s not hard to just drive them to the RSPCA if they are unwanted instead of leaving them to fend for themselves 😦

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  2. kragenhai / Jul 26 2013 12:52 pm

    HI,
    When deciding on a name for your pup remember that dogs love the “s”, “ch” and “e”, “i” sounds.

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    • diannegray / Jul 26 2013 12:59 pm

      I’ve heard this before and it’s a great tip. Thank you so much for reminding me 😀 I’ve got so many good names to choose from, I may have to name the other one as well 😉

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  3. John / Jul 26 2013 12:57 pm

    Soo cute!

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  4. sedge808 / Jul 26 2013 1:15 pm

    Oh. How very sweet :-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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  5. diannegray / Jul 26 2013 1:17 pm

    The photo actually makes me smile every time I look at it! 😉

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  6. JackieP / Jul 26 2013 1:24 pm

    now that’s a cutie. I also hate people who dump animals. Almost all of my dogs and all of my cats have been rescued. The two cats I have are brother and sister and the only ones left alive in the litter. It just makes me fighting mad when people don’t care for critters. Karma though is my revenge.

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    • diannegray / Jul 26 2013 1:48 pm

      It just makes my blood boil, Jackie. These poor little creatures don’t deserve to be treated like trash. This little kitten is such a cutie and there are so many kind people out there who would gladly take her in. Yes – karma is a good word in this situation…

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  7. Bonnie / Jul 26 2013 1:25 pm

    Omg…so so cute..I hadn’t scrolled down enough while reading. so it was a fun ‘surprise’ to roll down and see all that cuteness!! I am so glad she found a home who will love her! I have a love/hate thing with cats..remember my “Dear Kitty” letter last fall?!? yep!

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    • diannegray / Jul 26 2013 1:54 pm

      Kitty sleeps ‘on’ you 😀 LOL! They are such charming creatures 😉 When I was reading this before posting I laughed every time I reached the picture – just so cute!

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      • Bonnie / Jul 26 2013 1:56 pm

        You do remember!! Yay! Yes, such *ahem* charming creatures…if being woken up at 4am is considered charming! Ha! It’s a darling photo- would get me every time too!

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      • diannegray / Jul 26 2013 2:05 pm

        I do remember 😀

        I asked my friends how they went last night with her and they said she jumped on their bed at 4 am and wanted to play! LOL

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      • Bonnie / Jul 26 2013 2:06 pm

        Oh god bless them!! I wish them all the best…and naps and lots of sleep, at times other than 4am!! What is it with cats and 4am, anyway?! 😀

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  8. danielalexanderwalker / Jul 26 2013 1:31 pm

    Awww, she is adorable, so glad she’s got a good home 🙂

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  9. Carrie Rubin / Jul 26 2013 1:33 pm

    How could anyone abandon a sweet face like that? Thank goodness she found a home.

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    • diannegray / Jul 26 2013 1:57 pm

      I just don’t understand people sometimes, Carrie. How hard is it to drive to the animal shelter instead of heading out to the country in the middle of the night with a sack of kittens? Sheesh…

      I’m so glad my friends took her (it was love at first sight!) 😉

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  10. jessmittens / Jul 26 2013 1:38 pm

    That cat is so precious and beautiful! He looks pretty scrappy actually, pretty bold. I bet he has a great personality.
    People who dump cats surely have less feelings or something than other people – they’re living animals who can feel and enjoy and be scared, how do they just throw them? We have a cat living with us who was dumped out of a car which resulted in a broken leg. He’s adorable and hilarious, these ‘people’ don’t understand what they’re missing.

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    • diannegray / Jul 26 2013 2:03 pm

      Oh, your poor kitty – I just can’t fathom how someone could do something like that. You’re right about these ‘people’ – they’re missing something that gives them feelings and compassion. As Jackie said in an earlier comment – Karma is the revenge…

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  11. Naomi Baltuck / Jul 26 2013 2:03 pm

    Hi Dianne,I’m glad you found a good home for the kitty. So cute!

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    • diannegray / Jul 26 2013 2:05 pm

      Thanks, Naomi – I’m glad as well. She’s such a cute little thing 😉

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  12. pbh / Jul 26 2013 2:03 pm

    I thought it might be a wombat or some other strange creature from down under. I’m sure you’ll find some lucky new kitten owner.

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  13. DaydreamsinWonderland / Jul 26 2013 2:25 pm

    Aww! What a little ball of cuteness! I hate when people do stupid, irresponsible things like that too. We have a bunch of stray cats around here that I think were originally dumped off as well.
    Glad to here this one got a home! 🙂

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    • diannegray / Jul 26 2013 2:42 pm

      She is very cute and I’m really glad she’s got a home as well. It’s just cruel and bad for the native animals to have cats wandering around. It’s not their fault – they get hungry and will eat anything 😦

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      • DaydreamsinWonderland / Jul 27 2013 1:04 am

        I’ve seen it myself – the ones by us were trying to eat someone’s cigarette butts in the parking lot. I felt so bad that I brought them some leftover chicken breast. They loved me after that. I wanted to take one in but they’re scared of people. 😦 Poor things.

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  14. EllaDee / Jul 26 2013 2:30 pm

    I’m so glad it was a cute kitty that grabbed your foot… you had my imagination going there for a minute, and that she has won many hearts and a home. Kitty’s new mum and dad are the winners and the retards who dumped her will get bad karma in buckets. She looks a little like the kitten the G.o. rescued off a demolition site.
    We drove a 180 km round trip to take a kitten, who had we ignored its presence in the G.O.’s shed, would have ended up like its siblings we couldn’t catch as part of out local feral cat population, from Taylors Arm to Coffs Harbour RSPCA, so it could go to a proper home.
    We wish we could have cat(s) but we just survive our lifestyle at the moment, we wouldn’t want to impose it on a nice cat.
    Nice happy story post 🙂

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    • diannegray / Jul 26 2013 2:50 pm

      The feral cat problem is out of control here as well. I remember many years ago I was driving with a friend when she stopped the car at the side of the road and chased a kitten through the cane fields. At the time I thought she was nuts or a desperate cat lover, but when she got the kitten into the car she turned around and headed for the RSPCA. ‘Another one that can’t harm the wildlife’ she said. Now I totally understand where she was coming from.

      So glad you enjoyed the post (and you found a home for your shed kitten as well) 😉

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  15. Penny L Howe / Jul 26 2013 2:39 pm

    Right there with all the ranting. And it really makes me angry that so many people are so irresponsible and cruel, Diane. I am so happy the little darling has a new home! 🙂

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 10:16 am

      I’m really happy as well, Penny – and you couldn’t meet nicer people so I know she’ll be happy there 😀

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  16. Invisible Mikey / Jul 26 2013 4:07 pm

    Her name (the one she calls herself) is “Mackie”. I’m absolutely certain of it. She’ll accept another name from people who provide for her of course.

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 10:18 am

      She looks like a ‘Mackie’! She a tough little one and will be very happy and well looked after in her new home 😉

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  17. restlessjo / Jul 26 2013 5:05 pm

    Love a happy ending 🙂

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  18. harulawordsthatserve / Jul 26 2013 5:08 pm

    A sad rant beginning, with a lovely happy ending, and an adorable, cute photo thrown in for good measure! Thanks Dianne for putting the ‘awwww’ in my day:-) Looking forward to hearing the puppy names…blessings, H xxx

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 10:20 am

      Thank you so much, Harula. It is awful when people dump animals and it really gets my blood boiling (deep breaths, relax)…

      It is such a happy ending for all concerned 😀

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  19. 1girl4adamwest / Jul 26 2013 7:23 pm

    So happy the kitten found a home!

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 10:21 am

      Me too! Every animal deserves to be cared for 😀

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  20. Polysyllabic Profundities / Jul 26 2013 9:05 pm

    If they ever find the bastards that dump animals, there should be a very strong fine or penalty for cruelty to animals!! What a cutie. Can’t wait to hear what name you pick for your puppy!! 😀

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 10:22 am

      Total agreement on the animal dumpers. I think I’d probably punch them if I saw them doing it (and I’m not a violent person!)

      She is such a cutie and now has a lovely home with loving people. This makes me smile and not think about punching anyone 😀

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  21. Jill Weatherholt / Jul 26 2013 10:10 pm

    Such a cute little kitty. She’s lucky she found her way to your home. Not many people would take the time to find her a new home.

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 10:24 am

      I just love animals. Admittedly I’ve never really been a cat person because I have an allergy to them – but every animal deserves a nice life 😀

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  22. bulldog / Jul 26 2013 10:33 pm

    Maybe the dogs name needs to be Hat trick… dumping pets is something that happens here a lot… why people don’t just take them to the shelters and be honest at least they end up in good homes as this one did…

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 10:27 am

      That’s something I don’t understand, Bulldog. It’s just as easy to pop them in a box and take them to the animal shelter. Why oh why do people insist on dumping them in the wild? I’ll never know. I’m sure you must have the same issues with feral animals as we do if it happens there a lot. Some cats and dogs in the wild here grow to enormous proportions and can also be dangerous to humans.

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  23. amb / Jul 26 2013 10:46 pm

    I’m glad you went on a rant! How could anyone look at that adorable little face and then think that dumping kittens is acceptable?!?! It makes me so angry!!! (amb ends her mini-rant).

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 10:39 am

      Please mini-rant as much as you like Amb – I’m right behind you on this one 😉

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  24. mcwoman / Jul 26 2013 10:48 pm

    Dianne — I never lived on a farm, but I did live on a dead end (no outlet) street and have had the same experience with kittens. When my daughter Sarah was two years old, she brought home our first cat she named Morris. Then we got Parnelli, who was a stray and Murray another. I also found homes for countless other cats through the generosity of friends and family. I too agree that dumping kitten is cruel and inhuman. There are plenty of no-kill shelters which would take them in where they would have a chance to find a good home. After all, who can resist such a face!

    P. S. Ken came up with a great name for your darling puppy. He think she looks like Doris.

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 10:42 am

      Oh, thank Ken very much for his suggestion! Doris is a lovely name 😀

      I really don’t understand the kitten dumping thing – I think people are often just lazy and cruel 😦 I’m so glad this one found a good home 🙂

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  25. Sheila Morris / Jul 26 2013 11:10 pm

    Living in a small town in Texas has been quite the “animal” experience for me, too. Farm people (and some in-town ones) feel differently about their responsibilities toward their dogs and cats and I am constantly amazed at how this disregard manifiests itself. Our dog Spike is the result of his being dumped on Worsham Street more than a year ago. The Little Women of Worsham spend a significant portion of their earnings on taking care of cats that are deposited on their doorsteps. So my first point is that it royally pisses me off and my second point is bless your friends who are taking your visitor and bless your heart for caring! Have a great weekend! Don’t work too hard…:)

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 10:48 am

      Thank you so much, Sheila. Somehow I had the feeling that the Women of Worsham Street would be animal angels 😀

      I’m trying not to work too hard, but I think it’s in my blood to ‘just get things done’ LOL 😉

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  26. nrhatch / Jul 26 2013 11:25 pm

    What a darling face . . . glad s/he was the thing grabbing your foot and not some other scary critter.

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 10:48 am

      It certainly gave me a fright. Those little claws are very sharp! LOL 😀

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  27. Don't Quote Lily / Jul 26 2013 11:39 pm

    Ugh, I hate people like that. You have to be heartless to abandon any animal. That little guy is SO cute, and I’m so glad he found a home! 😀

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  28. cestlavie22 / Jul 27 2013 12:17 am

    Aww that kitten is absolutely precious. It is terrible to think her brothers and sisters might be dead or lost. I am so glad you found her a home!

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 10:50 am

      I’m still looking for the others, but don’t hold out much hope now – poor little things 😦 At least one of them got to find a nice home and I’m really happy about that…

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  29. lifeonwry.com / Jul 27 2013 1:17 am

    What a cutie pie!

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  30. Colline / Jul 27 2013 1:52 am

    She is adorable. I would have taken her home too 🙂

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  31. inkspeare / Jul 27 2013 2:02 am

    I am so happy that you found a home for this little one. How sad that people do this and have so little respect for life on this planet. We act like we are the only species in it, and we don’t think of ourselves as a species, even. Well, you did a wonderful act of kindness and humane responsibility, and thank God for people like you, who bother not only to look under the bench (to put that way) but also to take it a step beyond, and take action. A big cheer for you, and God bless.

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 10:55 am

      Thank you so much, Maria 😀 I think people can be awfully selfish sometimes and you’re right that we should have respect for every living thing on this planet. Many thanks for your lovely thoughts 😀

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  32. Hazy Shades of Me / Jul 27 2013 3:07 am

    Oh-so-cute!! The photo came up in my feed and I just knew it belonged to a post from you. What a sweetie…you AND her. So glad you found her a loving home. xx

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 10:57 am

      The photo is just too adorable to ignore! It’s a bit fuzzy, but I was a little shocked at the time 😉 Thanks so much for coming by, Hazy 😀

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  33. Janna G. Noelle / Jul 27 2013 4:03 am

    So cute. There really is something about a baby anything that just makes me (and the world over) go “aaahhhh!” We’re genetically hardwired to respond that way to a tiny face and huge eyes. I’m glad you found a home for her.

    I agree with you about how unethical it is to dump animals. I have a friend who lives on some acreage who has the same problem with people dumping cats. She works hard to find homes for them, but she’s also taken a lot of them in as well. Her house and décor is as cute as anything you’d see on Pinterest, complete with numerous cats roaming around inside and out. I’m going to be visiting her next month. Lucky for me, I do love cats. 🙂

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 11:00 am

      You’re right about the ‘baby anything’, Janna. They just make me go all gooey inside! LOL 😀

      Say hello to your friend for me when you see her – people like this are my heroes 😀

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  34. Pagadan / Jul 27 2013 4:43 am

    She is beautiful! I’m glad you found her a home. We lived on a dead end road some years ago, and oh, the cats we accumulated!! (We altered them all, of course, and nursed one [Twinkle Pink] back to health. He’d been badly mauled, and a neighbor found him and left him in a box on our front porch. We came home to a box that sounded as if it were full of kittens…)

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 11:04 am

      Oh dear. The dead end road and the acreage seems to be the place to dump these poor little creatures. I really don’t know what’s wrong with people – luckily the majority are responsible and loving 😀 You have my greatest admiration for taking care of these abandoned creatures 😀

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  35. jannatwrites / Jul 27 2013 6:38 am

    Oh, Dianne, haven’t you learned yet that when you hear a strange noise (or see anything resembling a Tic Tac) you don’t investigate? You back away and pretend you never saw or heard anything 🙂

    I adore cats and would have a houseful of them if I could get away with it. I guess I already do – we have three and they seem to be under my feet a lot! That one you found is so cute – I’m so glad you found a home for her.

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 11:09 am

      Curiosity killed the cat (the story of my life!) LOL 😉 I guess I’m just too curious for my own good sometimes, Janna!

      Tic Tac is going well and growing big. He’s eating a lot of small insects and I guess he’ll start on moths soon (not that we have many of those at the moment because it’s winter here).

      I’m so glad we found this little kitty and managed to get a nice home for her. I’m still searching for the others, but don’t hold much hope now… I’m just happy we saved one of them 🙂

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  36. jmmcdowell / Jul 27 2013 8:58 am

    I can’t understand people who do this, either. I hope karma does teach them some much-needed lessons. I’m glad this little one has a second chance at a good life!

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 11:11 am

      So true, JM. Karma will be the great leveler. At least this one found a lovely home…

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  37. the eternal traveller / Jul 27 2013 9:40 am

    What a gorgeous little face. Some people are just so irresponsible.

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 11:12 am

      She’s very cute indeed. People are so odd sometimes, but luckily it’s the minority…

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  38. Corner of Confessions / Jul 27 2013 9:49 am

    Awe! How can you look at a face like that and leave it in the middle of a field? People suck sometimes.

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 11:14 am

      No empathy for anything other than themselves. I’m not sure how I would react if I saw someone doing this (a punch in the nose maybe!)

      She’s a very cute kitten and is doing exceptionally well in her new home 😀

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  39. Peter Pazucha / Jul 27 2013 11:01 am

    Our daughter is visiting for the weekend, and I showed my two ladies the kitten picture and all I could hear for minutes was AWWWWWWWWWWWW…….

    Thanks. 🙂 🙂

    Cheers,
    Peter
    A retired Photographer looks at life
    Life Unscripted

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 11:15 am

      Oh – that’s SO lovely, Peter! I do that when I look at her as well 😀

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  40. agjorgenson / Jul 27 2013 11:35 am

    In the novel Freedom, Jonathan Franzen does a riff on feral cats and their danger to the bird population. It really is staggering. Cute kitty. Good luck with the naming business.

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 2:27 pm

      It is staggering, Allen. I don’t know any way that it can be stopped which is really unfortunate. I guess the best we can do is be vigilant, keep an eye out for them, and try to encourage people to have their pets desexed.

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  41. ocdreader / Jul 27 2013 12:09 pm

    I tried commenting earlier but I think I wasn’t logged in, if I was forgive the double comment 🙂
    She is soooo cute! I had a tortoise shell kitty a long time ago named Lady Blue Roses, Rosie for short. My mom helped me name her, can you tell!? lol
    This little lady is beautiful and it is so nice that the neighbors fell for her, you can visit that way, a lot easier 🙂
    I was always traumatized by the aristocats when the butler tries to drown them!? people are so cruel, just not an option, neither is abandonment. Poor kitties. Glad she found you guys!!

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 2:30 pm

      I’m glad she found us as well 😀 It’s awful to think of people drowning them – yikes! I don’t know why people don’t have them desexed to avoid the problem altogether 😯

      I love the name Lady Blue Roses – LOL, how incredibly cute! 😀

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  42. bluebee / Jul 27 2013 12:48 pm

    Oh, poor little thing – she looks so imploring – lucky she found you!

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    • diannegray / Jul 27 2013 2:31 pm

      She was pretty desperate (and very hungry) when I found her. She seems to have settled down in her new home and is living the life of a queen! lol 😀

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  43. adinparadise / Jul 27 2013 6:39 pm

    Kitty is adorable and I’m so glad she has found a good home. Kitty dumpers are the pits. So glad this sad story had a happy ending. 🙂

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    • diannegray / Jul 28 2013 6:46 am

      You’re so right – kitty dumpers are the pits…but it’s great she’s found a good home 😀

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  44. Britt Skrabanek / Jul 27 2013 11:11 pm

    Despicable! What is wrong with these people?!!! Well, I’m glad this little fellow found a good home. I really like her defiant air mixed with cuteness. : )

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    • diannegray / Jul 28 2013 6:47 am

      She is defiant, Britt – and I think that’s why she survived. What a little cutie she is 😀

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  45. WordsFallFromMyEyes / Jul 28 2013 9:40 am

    Thank God for you – seriously, Dianne. I just CANOT COMPREHEND how people can dump these young lives, walk away and live on. I really wish you had found the rest. But my gosh – love the expression on her face! 🙂

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    • diannegray / Jul 29 2013 5:46 am

      I don’t understand how they can do it either – awful people 😦

      The expression is classic, I smile every time I look at that photo 😀

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  46. rilzy / Jul 28 2013 8:44 pm

    I am not a cat lover but I couldn’t be so cruel as to abandon such a little things. She’s so adorable as well.

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    • diannegray / Jul 29 2013 5:50 am

      I’m just glad she survived to live a good life on a farm, Rilzy. I’m not sure why people do this, it’s very cruel 😦

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  47. lexiesnana / Jul 28 2013 11:29 pm

    Loved this happy ending. The little darling looks like a cat we had when the kids were little. It’s name was Sunburn and she lived many many years in our shed.

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    • diannegray / Jul 29 2013 5:51 am

      A happy ending all round 😀 Sunburn is such a cute name 😉

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  48. Jacqui Murray / Jul 29 2013 12:41 am

    That is so difficult. What can you do? Take in every stray? I’m so glad this one worked out.

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    • diannegray / Jul 29 2013 5:53 am

      I have a few friends who are cat lovers and take them, but if I get overwhelmed by too many then they go to the animal shelter. I just don’t understand why people do this, Jacqui…

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  49. Zen A. / Jul 29 2013 7:09 am

    That cat is so precious!! I don’t understand how people can dump those cute little things. If it were me I would not give up a single kitten, not even for an adoption agency!

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    • diannegray / Jul 29 2013 7:43 am

      It’s so good that she found a new home. I don’t understand it either, Zen – some people are just yucky! 😉

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  50. Debbie / Jul 29 2013 7:36 pm

    Hahahaha! What is it with you and cats? They must know you’re allergic to them and sniff you out! By the way, the cat you rescued and gave us will be 14 this year.

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  51. Minuscule Moments / Jul 29 2013 10:36 pm

    Dianne you got a reaction from myself and my husband (oooohhh look at that poor kitty) he is on a mission to save every lost kitty at the dairy where he works, I had to stop him at three, but it does break your heart when you witness this kind of neglect, so glad kitty found a home, they are great company.

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    • diannegray / Jul 30 2013 8:22 am

      She was just SO CUTE, Kath! Tell your hubby he’s a hero in my eyes for rescuing all those cats 😀

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      • Minuscule Moments / Jul 30 2013 10:48 am

        Dianne he can’t help himself, your writing abode looks dreamy best of luck in your new surroundings.

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  52. Lisaman / Jul 29 2013 11:01 pm

    So glad she has found a new home!!!

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  53. sherrylcook / Jul 30 2013 1:50 am

    If I had a farm I would be overrun by homeless critters, Can’t stand to see an animal hurt or neglected!

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    • diannegray / Jul 30 2013 8:23 am

      Me either, Sherry. No animal deserves to be treated like this. I’m so glad she got a new home 😉

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  54. Kate is / Jul 30 2013 9:48 am

    Oh my goodness, adorable, but I agree, incredibly cruel and irresponsible thing to do.

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  55. thaygoulart / Jul 30 2013 1:38 pm

    This is just so darn cute! Aw I want a cat too.

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  56. donnajeanmcdunn / Jul 30 2013 1:50 pm

    I know what you mean about people who dump their unwanted pets in the country. It’s not just kittens either. We’ve lived on our little farm for 41 years and I’ve lost count of the number of kittens and puppies that have been dumped on or near our road. Over the years I have adopted several. When I do that, the first thing I do is get the animal spay or neutered. The cycle has to stop and that’s the only true way it can. In my case it stops here.

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    • diannegray / Jul 31 2013 6:37 am

      So true, Donna. If people just took the time to have their animals desexed it would save a load of pain and suffering. We don’t seem to have the same problem with puppies for some reason, but I’m thinking it’s because people value their dogs more here because there are a lot of wild-pig hunters who are always looking around for hunting dogs.

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  57. The Bumble Files / Jul 30 2013 3:19 pm

    What a little sweetie! I’m so glad the kitty found a nice home and the story has a happy ending.

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    • diannegray / Jul 31 2013 6:47 am

      I love happy endings! She really is a cutie 😀

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  58. moderndayruth / Jul 30 2013 4:53 pm

    What a beauty that she is! Bless you for rescuing her, Dianne, i am sure she will make her new family truly happy!

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    • diannegray / Jul 31 2013 7:11 am

      They absolutely love her (which makes me very happy indeed!) 😀

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  59. Vikki Thompson / Jul 30 2013 10:13 pm

    That’s awful that people do that 😦 *sighs*

    So pleased she found her way to you Dianne!

    Xx

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  60. ly / Jul 31 2013 1:27 am

    Glad you found her a home! I’m the “assisted living home” to a feral cat that I have seen in the neighbor hood for the past 12 years. Luther (because every animal on the place must have a name), decided to give up his rambles and stay right here close to the food bowl and a loving hand. It took over a year for him not to run when I opened the door. He is deaf and has arthritis, but also has a sweet smile and disposition.

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    • diannegray / Jul 31 2013 7:38 am

      Oh – poor Luther. He’s so lucky he has you. I love the “assisted living home” comment. Very clever 😀

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  61. Vashti Quiroz-Vega / Jul 31 2013 5:45 am

    Growing up in the concrete jungle (NYC) my dream was to live on a farm. I’m so glad for people like you Dianne. I’m so happy the kitty found a home with you. 😀

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    • diannegray / Jul 31 2013 7:50 am

      I’ve lived in the concrete jungle for a while as well, Vashti, and this is such a wonderful change 😀

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  62. Teepee12 / Jul 31 2013 8:15 am

    I cannot comprehend cruelty to animals. It makes me sick and so terribly sad and angry. Glad at least one little one landed on his paws.

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    • diannegray / Jul 31 2013 8:18 am

      So true. It’s just awful 😦

      This little one was very lucky indeed and such a cutie 😉

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  63. Rohan 7 Things / Jul 31 2013 9:17 pm

    So adorable, but sad 😦 Well if it’s any consolation if I were a cat or a dog I’d just love to live on a farm with all that space to play and explore!

    Rohan.

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    • diannegray / Aug 1 2013 5:43 am

      It’s a lovely life for the creatures, Rohan 😀

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  64. Piper George / Aug 14 2013 3:48 am

    I had to rehouse a kitten last month – a neighbour decided to rescue them from a bloke who was going to give them to a rescue centre, ranting on about how he shouldn’t have allowed the mother (a stray he took in) to get pregnant – and then a month later decided she couldnt cope with 2 and wanted to dump one.
    I wish people would think before they took on animals they can’t cope with.

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    • diannegray / Aug 14 2013 7:06 am

      So true. People think they’re cute when they’re little and then they get bored of them, forget to have them spade and then they’ve got a lot of babies on their hands (and they’re surprised). Good on you for rehousing that kitten 😀

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  65. Daphne Shadows / Aug 15 2013 10:36 am

    Wow, you just attract major adorableness, don’t you?

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    • diannegray / Aug 19 2013 7:12 am

      She’s in a new home now and very happy (thank goodness!) 😉

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