Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sadly Mittens Is Gone

We've lost a kitten. Somehow, someway the kitten I named Mittens is missing. Has been for two days now. We think something got her. Possibly a hawk. We do have them out here. I wasn't going to post about this, but I just needed to get this behind me. Sad, yes. But reminding myself these are feral cats.
But my sweet little Half-Pint is still with us. He is the friendliest one of the bunch and I guess has accepted us as his family as he comes up to us meowing and wanting to be petted. Mittens would come up to us, meowing, but she was stand-offish, but least afraid of us than the others aside from Half-Pint.

Other Stuff:
I'm working on my paranormal mystery, Spell of the Black Unicorn. Shelly Arkon has been kind enough to help me out in going through this manuscript. I first published this through a POD/self-published. I did sell a lot of copies to friends and through Borders (I miss Borders!), but it was never an e-book. I decided to work on the manuscript clean it up and sell it as an ebook, eventually.
But my next book in the Sabrina Strong Series will be coming out soon. I'm expecting the edits any day now. The cover art has yet to be found. But I think there's time for that.

Weather is changing over to cool, and the leaves are beginning to or have changed to their beautiful colors. I think this is the part I like best about autumn, aside from the fact my favorite holiday is at the end of the month.
Hope everyone is haveing a good week. I need to get back to the grindstone here.


  1. say it so... that would be sad for the kitten mittens...

  2. Well, hopefully she didn't suffer. But like I said, I don't know exactly what happened, so I'm in the dark. Maybe that's the best thing.

    Your eyes are red. You need some eye drops, Retro-Man.(^;

  3. Oh, that breaks a person's heart every time. Kittens are the best. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that she comes back. So glad you've got Half-Pint!

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  5. Nooo not a kitty! :( I also hope she'll come wandering up soon again. But that's always heartbreaking.

  6. I don't know if it's sadder not knowing what happened. My parents had a cat named Isis that vanished one night, never came back, so something must have gotten her.

  7. So sorry about Mittens, but you are right about hawks. They will do that. I had to warn my neighbors about coyotes. They left their little dogs out. Small dogs and cats do not survive in this neighborhood.

  8. Thanks Hildred. After two days though, I highly doubt it.

    Yeah, William, I don't think I'd want to see what happened--like coming across her body... I'd rather not know.

    Mari, we have coyotes here, too as this is a forest preserve we live on. I have nothing against preditors. We just take a chance on animals around here. The cats being feral also take their chances. I can't know that this happened at some point while they were out on a prowl, or on their way back home. It's dismaying, but I'm a big girl and I'll get over it.

  9. Poor kittie. :(

    And I should have your another chapter knocked out for you by tomorrow night.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  10. Sounds interesting. I love unicorns!

  11. Oh, and I'm very sad about Mittens but maybe she just found another family where she can be the center of attention. Half-pint might have been cramping her style.

  12. Thanks, Shelly.

    Eve, thanks. I don't think Mittens was old enough to go out on her own at 3 months. I'm sure, with living out here in the boonies, something got her. They learn to run very fast out in the open, but there are low-flying marsh hawks that can snag even the ground squerrils, so that's what I'm thinking it was.


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