My family and I had just come home from a birthday party on Satruday evening. My boyfriend is setting some things on the kitchen table and asks me, "What is this?" I had no idea what it was so I walked over to see.
There was a tiny brown tabby kitten in a cat carrier with a note. The note was obviously from my dad, but he wasn't at home. He had left the kitten there and went to his lakehouse for the night.
So, all I know is there is an adorable kitten in my kitchen named Roadside. I figured my dad found a kitten on the side of the road. I took Roadside out of the carrier and gave him a once over. The first thing I noticed is that he was covered in fleas.
I gave Roadside a bath with dish soap, because he seems like he may be too small for flea medication. He still had fleas on his face, so I did my best to get off as many as I could. He was very well behaved for his bath. When I started to dry him off with a towel, he started purring LOUD. My heart melted, you guys. He is too sweet!
I got to talk with my dad to see what the story was the next day. Apparently, my uncle found this kitten on the side of the road in the country. He's been fattening him up for about a week. (He eats voraciously, and purrs while doing so.) My uncle decided to bring him over to the nursery to become a barn cat. My dad brought him inside because he thought the kids would like to play with him. Roadside's been in my house ever since.
He's a very calm kitten. He likes to just sit next to you or on you while you pet him. I haven't seen him play yet, but want to offer him some catnip soon.
Callie seems pretty upset about him. She walks into the kitchen, looks at him, hisses, and then goes into my bedroom. She will growl and carry on if she's sitting in the same room as him. Callie used to live with another kitten in her old home and apparently acted the same way with that one. She got over it and they became best friends over time.
I've been wanting to have a kitten around, because who doesn't love kittens? I'll be talking to my dad about neutering and getting him vetted up.
For now, I'll leave you with a high dose of adorable. If you listen closely in the video you can hear some purring going on. And excuse Shiner's whining in the background.