Woke up at an ungodly hour of 3:30am but then I’ve been asleep since 6:30pm last night. Too much work and so tired.
Yesterday, when I woke up to finish trimming the carabao grass, I saw this kitten perched on the ledge of our perimeter wall at the back of the house serenely asleep. I let is stay there but when I finished gardening, it went down near my potted plants. I was afraid our lone dog left would make a mincemeat out of it. Noki, a half Lab, half Spitz is the only one that survived among our three dogs two months ago. They’re not used to seeing other animals in the backyard. I’ve long wanted to adopt a cat when we lost our two dogs but we haven’t got around to finding one. It is quite expensive to buy a pure breed.
It took us more than thirty minutes for the two to get acquainted. We called her Mimi (it’s a she) and she seemed to be a house-trained kitty. She’s clean and she is not afraid of Noki. Maybe she was lost and didn’t know how to get home. Noki has grown a little chubby since we lost the other two and he can no longer afford to enter our grills at the kitchen and at the garage since he can no longer wiggle his body like he used to. He was so stressed reaching out, trying to grab Mimi, barking and all. The latter extended her paws and scratched his nose. Finally, he just stayed contented in a corner letting Mimi walk around our dirty kitchen finding a place to rest and sleep. They are not really friends yet but I am glad that Noki no longer attempts to grab her neck when she is near.
Years ago, we used to have five cats and two dogs and they slept side by side. I wish these two would become friends as well.