My Farmer went miles out of his way to bring me a little present two weeks ago:
She was abandoned in the ditch, near one of the busiest roads in our area. I suppose she might have wandered away, but half a mile from anywhere is pretty far for a kitten this little to wander. I’m just saying. So on a mission of mercy My Farmer backtracked home. I was reading to the children in the living room when he dropped her in my lap.
Needless to say we didn’t get any more schooling finished that day.
She has been making use of our never-used dog kennel as her home base. She spent the first few days in the house, the next few on the back porch but in the kennel, and once the other cats in our family stopped hissing she spent her days following them around. She is still sleeping in the kennel at night and sneaking into the house every time the door opens.
There is debate over her name. The suggestions have been: Barley, Patches, compromise of Barley-Patch, Marguerite, Maggie, and Hespa (the last three are characters from recent books). I’ve just been calling her ‘The Kitten.’ Any ideas would be appreciated!