Monday, April 8, 2013

new kit in town

This little 5 month old kitten is staying with us for a time. We picked him up Sunday evening.


He's little, but he's not short on cutes!!


He came from a nearby TNR site where 16 adults and 4 kittens were trapped so far (there are more yet to be trapped). The adults were covered in lice and the kittens had severe upper respiratory infections and lots of worms. One in the litter almost lost an eye but pulled through with treatment. The kittens spent about two weeks at the vet and I was told this sweet kitten was so malnourished he almost didn't make it. Three of the four have been on the mend and one remains sickly.


This kitten has done well with being socialized but needs a few finishing touches before he's placed up for adoption. He loves to be petted and to head bonk but he's not keen on being picked up. The goal is to give him more interaction with the adult resident cats who can teach him more how to be a well rounded cat.


After a little more than 12-hours here, Nahum wanted to hang out with the little guy. I was hoping Nahum would take a liking to him and teach him how to be an amazing playful and snuggly cat. So far so good! I don't know much about him yet, except that he's super lovey, curious and super playful, all of which seem kind of standard for kittens.


And here is where I need your help. This guy needs a name! He came with a temporary name that is so awful I dare not speak nor type it. Caren of Cat Chat did a great job naming Hershey, I'm hoping you all will come through for me again and name this beautiful boy. Please share your ideas, thanks!

16 comments:

  1. Beats me re: names, but oh, what a cutie! He should have no problem being adopted! And what a good "uncle" Nahum is. :-)

    Purrs from the boys that they all thrive and find wonderful forever homes.

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  2. Stick with chocolate names! KitKat, Nestle, Ghiradelli, Snickers...

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  3. We like Katnip's suggestion of Nestle :)

    He is a cutie....and a prime example of why TNR is so needed. Glad he is safe and feeling better - and we know having Nahum to show him the ropes will be wonderful.

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  4. Oh, he is beautiful..please give him a name that has dignity...he looks as though he will grow up to be quite the gentleman.
    Jane x

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  5. I agree, a name with the dignity he deserves. If it was a mean natured name they gave him as a temporary name, I am surprised at that. Maybe Sampson, Hurcules, John, Ari, Winston, Pete or Bailey.

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  6. He is adorable and I hope he will find a forever home when he is ready! Nahum work your cat man magic on him!

    hugs, Linda

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  7. For some reason I would call him 'Henry'...

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  8. I think he looks like a Skittles.

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  9. What a cutie! I like how his hair is all fluffy/spiky. I like people names for cats. Reginald? Nigel? Christopher? Raymond?

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  10. Muhan, tis Nahum spelled backwards, and seems quite fitting since he is clearly Nahum miniaturized! The photos of the two of them are like a "Then and Now"...too cute!

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  11. I adopt grown cats and always keep their names. I'd have a tough time naming a kitten :)

    I'm glad Nahum has taken a fancy to the little guy. My Jenna still doesn't like to be held, but she'll make herself at home in my lap when I'm in the recliner.

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  12. Topaz.....his eyes are the color of Topaz jewels....he is a stunner!

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  13. Oh, he is a beauty. Oh so cute. I admire your being able to take him in and not get attached. I couldn't do that. Nahum is such a good boy to be able to just hang out with him.
    We have no idea about a name for this baby. Look forward to hearing what you come up with.

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  14. Since he comes after Nahum, Habakkuk makes sense, but that probably isn't a very good kitty name. How about Micah?

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  15. He has such an intense look in that furst photo.
    Maybe Sir Purrzalot?
    Thanks for fostering this little fellow

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