Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ignorance is Bliss

ig·no·rantˈɪgnərənt/ Show Spelled [ig-ner-uhnt]
1. lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned: an ignorant man.
2. lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact: ignorant of quantum physics.
3. uninformed; unaware.
4. due to or showing lack of knowledge or training: an ignorant statement.

The people that were on the porch on Friday when I arrived to release the other female kitty I had just had spayed, milling about, with a tiny sick kitten laying there, they are not evil, they are lacking in knowledge. They certainly care for these cats, they just don't know how to. I went back the next morning, and they showed me into their home to see the other baby kittens. I brought them some eye ointment, some Dawn dish detergent, a bag of cat food, some milk replacement formula, and a small baby kitten bottle. I showed Sherelle how to use the formula and the ointment, she had no clue. This is a woman who has seen a lot, she has learned a lot on the streets in her life, I'll bet, but not about cats. There aren't many african american folks that like cats to begin with. She and another woman that lives there, Brenda, are an exception. I give her credit for her heart. I touched her arm and thanked her before I left for her compassion. I told her to call me if she had any problems. I hvae not heard from her.  I will check up on this situation maybe this weekend. There were at least four other baby kittens there, tiny little things. Not more than four weeks old.   If anyone knows of homes for any of these baby kittens, I can get them for you, gladly.  The others didn't look as bad as the baby I rescued on Friday.  Here are some more pictures of the baby that I received from Kristin yesterday, the girl who is caring for the kitten until her eventual adoption at the end of the month by a good friend of hers.

I must give you an update on all my other spots - there is so much to tell you about.  I just don't have the ttime in the mornings.  Its so dark out now, especially with the storms we get almost daily.  I don't leave the house now until 5:30 because of the darkness, and still, by 6 am, its not completely light out.  That means I don't get home until 6:30-6:40 and race to get this post out and get ready for work. 

This morning was another soaker, and it was so muddy for these poor cats.  I replaced some soaked towels and replaced them with dry so that their little pads could feel some dry comfort while they gobble their breakfast before the raccoons come and steal it.

I will leave you with more pictures of little Cricket, who also may be adopted this week!  He is due for his neuter next Monday, along with little Blake or Monet as he is also called, who we need to find a home for desperately! 



"God has a reason for allowing things to happen.  We may never understand his wisdom, but we simply have to trust his will."


  1. So much happening there, whew ! what a miracle you arrived for that baby, I must buy some kitten formula to keep on hand, I have extra bottles too jay, for emergencies, but I know, it is man power we lack. The kittens cant feed them selves. I will dig deeper and see how I can take some of the burden off you, my dear friend. Lichi xxx

  2. what a cutie, Janine. You saved her life, no question.

  3. Oh my gosh, I just want to smooch those babies!! I'm glad that Sherelle was interested in caring for the kittens once you showed her how. Nevertheless, it's hard for me to understand how compassionate people can see a half dead kitten at their feet and not realize something needs to be done to save it.