So this weeks OOTW is coming in a bit late, because...well, because my obsessions are keeping me pretty busy.
If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know what I mean.
If you don't follow me on Instagram (which you should totally do, btw), then I'll explain here:
I rescued these kittens!
I went to a nearby commercial area on Thursday and, as usual, I was greeted by this large blond male cat. But as I sat in the car, our helper Leslie pointed out that there were also some kittens near my car. So I got out to check them out and move them away from the car parking area.
This is what greeted me: two kittens, eyes completely shut due to infection, walking onto the road. This is a fairly high-traffic commercial area, and there is no doubt in my mind that they would have been run over if I didn't take them. So I did. There was no mama around, and their condition indicated that they weren't being taken care of (a mama cat wouldn't have allowed that much gunk to get stuck on her kittens' eyes).
As we headed home, we noticed my aunt driving in front of us. As a cat owner herself, I knew she could help. And she did! Thanks to her, I managed to get some cat food and a carrier to bring them to the vet in (this was early in the morning, so the vet wasn't open). At home, I put them in the carrier with food and water, but all they did was sleep :(
Bukit Jelutong account on Twitter - they really stepped up!
The boys named them the next day. The black one is Astrid, and the stripey grey one is Elsa. For those that don't watch a lot of animated films, these two Nordic names are based on two strong, independent characters from How To Train Your Dragon and Frozen respectively. Let's hope these kitties reflect their namesakes' best personality traits!
I do feel blessed that these two came into my life. My allergies haven't been acting up as much as I thought it would, and the boys are SO happy. I look forward to cuddling them (though I don't look forward to giving them medicine before the cuddle session). My parents were the real heroes in this story though. When I told them my plan to send them off for adoption, their words were: sure, but if you find no one, then we are destined to keep them, and that would mean they are a Ramadhan gift from god - pretty sweet sentiments, methinks!
I've still been searching for a mama cat in the area where I found them, to no avail. I've also heard that there's a third kitten, but couldn't find any. There is construction work in the area now, so it's likely that they've been scared off...but I will still try to find their mama and little sister or brother.
P.S: I SO foresee lots of posts about them from now on!