Tuesday, April 17, 2012

"Tattoo"

One our busiest foster Moms rescued a little guy she named "Tattoo" yesterday.  He had been living under a shed in somebody's back yard.   When Shelley called me and tried to describe this little guy, I listened with half an ear as I was poised to type the information in our database of new rescues.  She went on with great animation, "Beth, this is the strangest little guy I've EVER seen." 

I stopped typing. Shelley has been doing rescue for years and years.  "Strangest she's ever seen"  is really something.

Apparently, Tattoo is a 4 week old kitten - except that he's the size of a 10 **DAY** old kitten!!  Tattoo is doing all the things that 4 week old kitten does - he's toddlin' around, climbing the side of the sofa.  Shelley tells me that it's like watching a spider go up the side of the couch - he's THAT tiny.  He's smaller than her 10 day old bottlefeeders that she currently has.

Without further adieu....introducing "Tattoo"


I think the most amazing picture is the picture that was sent to me this afternoon.  This is Tattoo with an 8 WEEK old kitten:

Seriously...that isn't a full grown cat he's next to - that's an 8 week old kitten!!!! 

We were really hesitant about naming this guy.  Giving him a name means we're all attached to him and it's hard to know if this little freaky-mutant-sweetie will survive.   I'm seeing BIIIIIG vet bills in our rescue's future for this little man.  But he's worth it. 

I haven't even met him and I'm already attached.  God help me. 
 

9 comments:

Deb said...

Keep him, Beth. I want to watch him grow. :)

Lorelei said...

I almost wish I hadn't looked. He's adorable. If he made through 4 weeks under a shed, I think he's probably stronger than he looks. Good things come in small packages...

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Hmm, are your sure, positively sure, he's 4 weeks old? Suppose we can wait another week or three and see if his eyes change or if he's really younger than 4 weeks. Because, we're confused by his size too!

Anonymous said...

His buggy eyes remind me of "Marty Feldman"!! Cutie patootie!

Random Felines said...

eeep - what a cutie!!! Our 4 week old foster is tiny too - mom has a picture on our blog of her standing next to a tube of chapstick. But, despite every worry, she is doing well. Paws crossed for Tattoo....

Emsworth Girl said...

oh my so cute...do you think he's a teacup kitten or munchin breed?

~*Connie*~ said...

Oh my...

that kitten needs his own blog.. or make the rounds on the TV like Beyonce the puppy did..
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150666292094131.412625.46729294130&type=1

Teena in Toronto said...

He's too cute!

Caroline said...

I don't think Tattoo is too small, my foster kittens were all that size at 4 weeks, to compare him with an 8 week old kitten doesn't make sense as that is double the age so of course they'll be double the size. He's cute as a button and as long as he's eating just let him grow at his own rate.