Our new pastime
Today began as another cool and cloudy day, and since I put six bags of fish in the freezer last night, I wasn't too motivated to get on the lake and go fishing again. Besides that...we had an adorable, affectionate little kitten on the porch who really needed our attention (umm...yeah, right).
Since we really wanted to know what our future with little Migi was, I made a few phone calls and found out that we could take it to the Animal Care Clinic in Bemidji to have it scanned for a microchip. Leah and I got in the car with the little fur ball, and were there by mid-morning. The receptionist and vet assistant (or vet) gushed over Migi's cuteness and went to get the scanner. We held our breath as the wand ran over and under and all around Migi's body...and...no beep!
Although we'd still love to know our kitten's story and where he came from, and we hate the thought that someone lost him, we are also relieved that we can become his new family, and hope that maybe we are rescuing him from a situation that wasn't ideal...one that left him alone at the side of a highway. The ladies at the animal care clinic felt that we would likely give him a better home than he had, and congratulated us. They also told us that he looked very "Himalayan," with his long fur and color markings. He weighed in at 1 pound, 13 ounces, which makes him about 6-7 weeks old by estimation. We got some pointers on what to feed him and one dose of de-worming medication, and they sent us on our way, our new family member in hand.
This afternoon was spent holding the kitten, petting the kitten, watching the kitten play...oh, and in our usual lakeside pastimes, like biking (for Tom), blogging (Linda), reading, and watching or participating in Kayak races. In the evening, Beth's family and ours drove down to Zorbaz for supper. Although we had been there last week with our older kids, we knew it would be fun to go with Beth and her kids too, so we forced ourselves to eat more great Zorbaz' pizza. On the way home Chloe drove our car, and William drove the other van, as both kids are working on getting in their driving hours. We all made it back safely, and enjoyed a quiet evening in the cabin.