Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Laundry soap and kittens

So, what do laundry soap and kittens have to do with each other???? Nothing at all, but we have some of both today.

So, my dear hubby brought laundry soap home last week and neither of us can stand the pour spout built into the bottle. Btw, we do know that the bottle isn't suppose to sit the way it is in the picture. We had it on a shelf, but it just annoyed us both and still was drippy after we put the cap back on.

So enter this Limeade bottle and some spray paint.

Now, it becomes a bottle for dispensing detergent that we can both live with.

Yes, I'm weird.

Now, for the kitten part. We have a cat and kittens who have taken up residence on our porch.

We are not cat people, (don't panic yet) in fact having a dog is pushing it for my hubby. Until we found the kittens we were going to try to run the girl cat off, but as soon as we found the kittens hiding, we of course are caring and concerned for them and the mommy. So we now have four cats---until they are old enough to leave to good homes. They will have to all go--cats just can't just stay here---no ifs ands or buts. So how do I prepare them for a good home? Do I wet some cat food down for the babies as they get older. One of the kittens is more social. It came out of hiding and playfully licked the food yesterday, but didn't pick any up. The mommy is nursing them and they appear to be relativly healthy. Mommy was very glad to see food though, so she may not have a home elsewhere in the neighborhood.

Any advice??? Please be gentle about us not being cat people. They will be taken care of, but will have to go. I would guess they are about 3 to 4 weeks old. Guessing?????

Thanks girls!!



cindy said...

Hey gurl. Yes, feed the Mama. Nursing those babies she needs some nutrients. And if she is nursing, I don't think they need extra food. And the babies need to be about 6 weeks at least, 8 is even better I think. If you have a good No Kill shelter in your area, that might be a good drop off. Otherwise I fear that they might be put down. I wish you luck in finding good homes for em. You are kind to do so. No ratting on you for not being a cat person...it happens. :D


Darlene said...

Oh Christina,

I do hope you can find them all homes. I have never had kittens that small but I agree with Cindy and do know the Mama cat needs more food to keep up her strength. I would contact your vet and just ask the vet assistant what you should do to help the kittens thrive. I don't think they will start eating solid food until the 6 to 8 weeks of age and then I think you do either put some soft food with it or wet it down because they will still be getting their teeth. Good luck with the cat and kittens and let us know. It just breaks my heart when animals don't have a home or someone just dumps them.

Carrie said...

Awe it looks like we are in the same boat feed that mama b/c she will be hungry good luck finding good home for the kittens.

Victoria said...

Love the laundry bottle idea!

Hmmmm...call Meg. She knows what to do with kittens. :) Oh and her Mom has a friend that's a vet!

The kitties are darling. I will show them to Sweet Girl tomorrow.

momof4sweetsisters said...

What a cute idea for your soap bottle! I really enjoy checking. For about a month I looked for an owl lamp at the thrift stores.Hehee

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I am with you. I am not a cat person either. It doesn't bother me for other people to have them, just not me. How about a little warm milk on the food, and start advertising those babies soon! Hope all goes well. Jackie PS Great idea for the laundry soap. Much better that way.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love your solution to the laundry soap dilemma! And it's super-cute how you wrote with chalk on it! Sorry I can't help you with the kittens...I have no experience either!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I'm no help either except to maybe lighten your guilt in letting you know I'm not a cat person either. I LOVE looking at pix of them because they're adorable, but just cant own one.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Cute laundry bottle you made! I'm not a cat person at all but looks like you're getting good advice from others. I would also like to urge you to be sure you go to a No Kill shelter if you go that route.


Cherry's Jubilee said...

Great idea! Those kittens are adorable..I would take one if I was near. NOt everyone loves cats....no biggie. I am glad you are taking care of the critters though. cherry

Meg said...

They are soooo cute!!! I also really like the laundry detergent idea. I wouldn't have ever thought of that. I will probably steal the idea.

Jennifer said...

I love the spray painting the bottle. It turned out really cute! Did you use regular paint or was it the plastic spray paint? I have always wondered how well that plastic spray paint works.
Have A Great Day!