Brown Tabby Male Kitten

  The Explorer

This little guy was the most athletic kitten of the litter.  He loved to climb anything and everything he saw.  Scratches still cover my legs from his sharp little claws.  Because of him, I kept my feet up on a stool when he was loose.  One night, he stared at my legs, gathered himself, jumped and missed.  With his ability, it wouldn’t be long before my legs were in danger again.

When I called the kittens, this tabby came running.  As you can see from the milk on his fur, he was not the neatest eater in the world.  Milk usually spilled out the sides of his mouth when he suckled.  After a meal, I bathed his face, neck and chin with warm water and toweled him off.  His favorite part came next.  I would hold him in a towel and rub his chin.  He loved attention! 

I keep using past tense because of the following wonderful news:  On September 11th, my little ‘explorer’ went to his new, permanent home.  Besides human parents, he now has an older feline brother and sister to chase around.  When I learn more, I will post an update on him.  Until then, please enjoy the video of him playing with his brothers a few days before his adoption.  The other three kittens continue to grow beautifully.  They still need homes.  Again, if you know of anyone in Arizona who wants a kitten please contact me.   


Published by kristennelsondvm

Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.