Just because we have cats, people are always knocking on our door with poor distressed kittens in hand. "Is this your kitten?" they ask or, "I found your kitten in the mouths of the five puppies next door."
The kittens are never ours...all our females are fixed...but sometimes we do take the kittens in and care for them. We have taken in seven kittens...and I think we have met our quota. So today we had to tell the little girl, that it wasn't our kitten that she saved from the 5 puppies...but I told her that whoever's kitten it was, would be very greatful to her for taking such good care of their kitten.
The kitten was a cute and very tamed tiger striped tabby, who seemed unscathed by the whole affair. I really hated to turn the kitten away...but it wasn't ours...it clearly belonged to someone else. Probably to the neighbors with all the dogs, since it didn't run from them.
We have never had the opportunity to choose a kitten ... to bring it home and care for it...they have always chosen us. Most of the cats we care for have been abandoned or brought to us by neighbors, as kittens in distress and needing a home.
Our medical bills consist of vet bills...and he loves to see us coming. We love our cats and, I for one, am holding out for a furry little calico one...but that's my secret.