It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a KITTEN!
Meet Smooch, now known as James Bond. I met him at the Wake County Animal Center this morning, where I took the foster training. James Bond is a 5 month old kitten and he has been in the shelter for two months. He was super playful when I was getting the tour of the cat rooms, batting at me as I walked by – apparently, he didn’t know the rule that I wasn’t supposed to touch any cats. When it came time to grab my first foster, I picked him.
Bless his furry paws, he came home to my house full of boxes, two nosy dogs, an electrician installing the microwave, my mom knocking on the door, and then the Uverse installation man. It was a lot for James Bond to handle. He stayed in his carrier until I moved him to the fourth bedroom, a little room just off of the living room. Once in there, he retreated to the inside of the closet, where he could hide behind a pile of picture frames.
I checked in on him and sat with him for awhile, and he peaked out at me and my neighbor, Sarah. I think it was because she was wielding a bottle of Kitty Bliss, but you never know. But then, later tonight, I laid down in there and shut my eyes. I was just going to take a little nap, but I heard James Bond skittering along the wall. Before I knew it, he was at my head, purring like a madman (madcat?). He headbumped me and let me pet him quite a bit, and then got down to the business of being a kitten. He ran all over, jumped great leaps into the air, attacked invisible threats, wrestled with a toy, batted at the door to his carrier, and was, in general, utterly charming.
He was also really hard to photograph. Crappy cell phone camera + dim light + mostly black cat is not a recipe for success! Plus, my phone doesn’t have a flash, and the little guy moves really quickly. I took a lot of very blurry photos.
Showing off the white bathing suit – he has a top and a bottom on. 🙂
Tomorrow when it is sunny I will try to get better pictures of my little model. In the meantime, please share this post with anyone you know who is looking for a feline companion. James Bond is an excellent kitten and deserves a loving home.