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wherein I hadn't rehomed the kittens, but had simply forgotten to take care of them. Every time I've ever had to rehome an animal, I have some variation on this dream, so it was a good thing that I woke up to a text notification - a new picture of the kittens!

They have clearly grown since leaving my care. Well, that's what kittens do. Also, they're apparently friendlier, though Kid Blink is still skittish.

You know, I keep thinking it's a pity about the eye - but it really isn't. You can't save every kitten, and if you try, you really just do them harm. If it weren't for that eye, I would've tsked when I saw them, and possibly TNR'd them, but that's about it. I would not have over-exerted myself over them. There's always another kitten out there. Can't get them all.

But with that eye, I worried, and because I worried, I nabbed them both. And they're really doing better off than they would've been. So really, that bad eye is a stroke of luck for them. I don't know that it saved their lives, but it certainly made them longer, happier, and healthier lives - and they won't add to the kitten population.

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Date: 2017-08-04 08:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dani_meows
I'm glad the kittens are okay. One of the things I'm looking forward to the most about getting a kitten is how much they grow.

I've raised a ton of cats but I tend to get them when they are a year or older so I've never raised a kitten. But after my two senior kitties died in the past few years I want to raise a kitten.

My boy kitty is four and he loved the kitten that we pet sit for a friend so I don't think he'll have any rivalries if I adopt a small one. ^_^

Date: 2017-08-04 08:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Awww. Perfect antidote to that dream! Yay kitten pictures!

Date: 2017-08-05 03:02 am (UTC)
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The Atlantic essay re: Roman diversity makes an excellent point!

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