There’s no denying at this point that I am slowly but surely turning into a crazy cat lady. Rather than fight the inevitable, I’m just going to do myself a favor and embrace the insanity. That being said, it’s time that I introduce everyone the latest member of my family: Guinness.
A rare quiet moment for the kitten as she rest on my lap.
Guinness’ actual age is completely unknown to me but I’m assuming that she’s about four weeks old. She and her litter were found in an abandoned house in the woods of Maine. Her mother and one of her siblings were dead but she and three others were holding on. They were taken in and inevitably three of them were taken in by families. Guinness, being the runt, wasn’t as lucky.
Thankfully and old co-worker of mine offered to take her in. Unfortunately it just wasn’t a match. She underestimated the energy and needs of the young kitten and soon realized that she was ill-equipped to tend to her needs. Rather than letting Pepper (as she was known) be taken to the MSPCA I offered to let her join myself, Burger and Foster at our home.
Foster meets the new addition. Seconds later he could be found sleeping as he could care less.
Sticking to the trend of: no animal will ever have a normal name as long as it’s in my care, Pepper became Guinness (it was almost Penguin as she waddles a bit).
The introductions to Burger and Foster were expected. Foster could have cared less as long as I gave him some food. Since their introduction Guinness has taken to kicking Foster’s butt any chance she gets, Burger was much the same way. Foster has been gentle in his handling of these situations, happy to have someone to play with.
Burger was a little bit more apprehensive to the whole thing. When she was at the MSPCA she was alone in a cage and had little contact with other cats much less kittens so for all intents and purposes the only other cat she had ever know was Foster. It seemed at first that I was going to have the keep the two separated as Burger had taken to whacking Guinness any time she passed by, exploring the apartment. There were also the looks of extreme jealously towards the kitten anytime she came near me or, at one point, when she settled down in my lap for a nap.
As you can see Burger was scared to even get close to Guinness as first, prefering to creep in the background until she was sure what was going on.
Jealously and general hatred seemed to wear off overnight as the next day Burger and Guinness were getting on as old friends, chasing each other and Foster around the apartment. Erik also has taken to her and it seems everyone is going to be getting along just fine.
We’ll see how it goes!
Keep an eye on the Gundercats Blog for new pictures of Foster, Burger and Guinness coming soon!!
A rare, quiet, moment for the girls…so cute…
Photo of the Day 3/26/2012
Guinness ready to hit the hay which is pretty much how I feel! What a long day!
Sleepy kitty… (Taken with Instagram)
Guinness as a kitten… (Taken with Instagram)
Pretty kitty. (Taken with Instagram)
You can see the devil in her eyes! (Taken with Instagram)
Burger kitty!! (Taken with Instagram)
There’s a lot going on here…I like it… (Taken with Instagram)