Strange looking fruit!

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  1. Palustris

    Palustris Young Pine

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    This is the odd fruit I found on my morning walk yesterday. It was screaming blue murder. I had to walk back home, get some food and drive back to catch it.
    Our other cats are not impressed, they have left home.

    It is very vocal, but not feral, it is too used to hands and people to be one of the local population of them. Not sexed it yet, nor named it.
    Survived the night with the other two in with it. Used Ben's bed as a litter tray. Fed it this morning with kitten food (courtesy of neighbour who has rescue kittens)
    Asleep now on the book case. Still very timid.
    Searched the hedgerows and no sign of any others down there.

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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    AWWW What a little darling. Are you going to keep it Eric? I do hope so.
     
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    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    How nice of you to take the little creature in... Looks like it will be, very well, at home with you and your other creatures. Won't take long for it to fit in and begin to play kitten.
     
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    That kitten has possibilities--got you to take it home, feed it, and now its perusing the reading matter. Way to go, kitty!
     



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    I'm glad you were able to rescue your new 'fruit'. It is sure cute and looks like it is settling in quite well.
    Mmm? Was Ben a little upset about his bed being used as a kitty litter box?
     
  7. Palustris

    Palustris Young Pine

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    Me and the gamekeeper searched the hedgerow and found nothing. So we assume that either there was only one, or the mother led the others away and this one got left behind.
    Bill has spent the day asleep in his usual place, under the cover on the settee, ignoring the kitten completely.
    Ben has been outside all day , as usual, except for a brief incursion for food.
    Kitten has fed and then used the litter tray, so hope there.
    Having food now after sleeping all afternoon.
     
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    cuatro-gatos In Flower

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    He/she is a cute little thing. Your other kitties will adapt and you may have saved another life.
    Good luck.
     
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    stratsmom Flower Fanatic

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    Awwwww, good for you!!
     
  10. Palustris

    Palustris Young Pine

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    We may not be able to keep this one. The problem is Bill. He has to have special food and the kitten is eating it. Now they are supposed to have special kitten food and there is no way we can feed it without Bill pinching the food and ending up at the Vets again.
    Middle daughter would probably have it in that case.
    Bill and Ben are now ignoring it, so they have not treated it like a rat and killed it which is what we feared. Ben is an inveterate hunter.
     
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    Palustris Young Pine

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    Palustris Young Pine

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    It is getting tamer and will now sit on a knee and be stroked.
    Bill and Ben are still not happy about it. Ben just growls and hits it, claws in though and Bill runs away.
    Will not use the litter tray, so we are having some hygiene problems there.


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    Palustris it is just to cute. Glad your other cats are living it alone. Way to small to protect itself. It probably was from a feral cat and because it is so young, I'd say no more than 6wks old. It has not really developed a fear of humans. Because it was born outside and used the outdoors as it's liter box it figures any place in her or his new outdoors (which is your indoor) is fine to us as a liter box.

    You have a kind heart to take that kitten in. Hope it gets a forever home. :stew1:
     
  14. Palustris

    Palustris Young Pine

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    Not so sure about it being feral bred. We have rescued feral kittens before and they are far more nervous even at 6 weeks, of human contact. The last one never did really enjoy our company in the way that a house reared one would.
    We often get abandoned animals down our way. We even had two lovely dogs dumped in the garden a few years back and even half a dozen cockerels.
    We will win over the litter tray, eventually, one way or another.
    It is not that the others use it either, Bill never has and Ben is outside more often than inside.
     

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