Mama Mia! Here we go again!
18 November 2018
Mama Kittiy’s latest: little Gecko!
My last post was nearly a month ago and at that time we were just getting ready to begin what we hoped to be the final phase of the big kitty round-up here in Puerto Escondido.
But life got in the way and I flew to the States for a couple weeks to stay with a friend who went in for shoulder surgery only to find she had a huge non-malignant brain tumor! She had that removed a few days after the shoulder surgery and she is doing great! So I'm back in PE and we are hoping to get the unfinished business with the kitties wrapped up.
Back in July we thought we were done with the kitty business as all the kittens from the two mama's that we couldn't catch had good homes and the two mama's were gone -- Oscar had gotten herself electrocuted 😿 and the other got in the trunk of a car and relocated somewhere when the people opened their trunk and out jumped Mama Kitty!
Well, a couple months later at the beginning of September, lo and behold Mama Kitty was back! And true to form she had a kitten with her! Oh no not again! At least this time there was only one.
As we were making plans to catch the kitty and what to do with it, our hand was forced as one day we found out it had fallen in the water next to a bridge in the canal and had climbed out into a small crack at the base of the bridge just above the waterline! And of course it was during a raging norther making the water rough and harder to navigate, but Terry enlisted the help of a good friend with a panga and they nudged it into the corner of the bridge and Terry reached in to the small crack and eventually got hold of the sweet, wet and scared kitty! Success!
We have found a forever home for her in Loreto! But that won't be ready until the 25th, so in the meantime our wonderful friends on DreamCatcher took on fostering her just as they had done with the other 7 kitties born on our watch. This time George & Barbara have a new dynamic added to the fostering as they now have their own kitty onboard: Senor Flaco! He was one of dear Oscar's kitties and is an amazing boat cat and will be the perfect mentor for our little Gecko 😻.
Now we still have to somehow catch and spay Mama Kitty -- which hasn't been too successful in the past. And we also are concerned that a bobtail cat that showed up several months ago and we thought must be a male may, in fact, be female 🙀. So like Oscar who we thought was a male unti she had kittens we may be going the same route with "Bob"!
Here we go again!!