Meet Macy Gray

A guy walked into my office this morning carrying a darling kitten and announced, “If no one wants this cat, I’m going to kill it.” Yeah, real classy.

I asked where it came from and he said it was in his truck this morning when he got to work. Apparently, one of the many cats that he owns (and allows to breed uncontrollably) decided to put her kitten in the back of his pickup during the night. After he reaffirmed his intentions to “knock the cat in the head”, I, completely appalled, told him to hand it to me.

Within a few minutes, my foreman came into the office and told me that if I didn’t want to keep it, he would take it home to his son. That was fine by me, since I simply don’t need another pet to take care of.

It soon became apparent that this kitten wasn’t weaned yet, even though it has a nice set of baby teeth. My attempts to get her to drink milk from a saucer resulted in her nearly drowning herself, and she constantly tried to nurse from the tips of my fingers.

After talking to my foreman about this development, we decided that I should take the kitten home and bottle-feed her until she is on solid food. Then, if I’m not too attached, he can take her to his son.

After taking her home, bathing her, and giving her some formula through a bottle, she settled in for a nice long nap. She’s a real cutie and I’ve decided to name her “Macy Gray”.



Author: Brian

Blogger. Bookworm. Michael Jackson fanatic. Lives in Kentucky with partner of 12 years and three fabulous felines.

7 thoughts on “Meet Macy Gray”

  1. Awh she’s a cutie. There may have been other kittens in the back of the truck that didn’t make it so Macy Gray should be thankful you are taking her in.

  2. Tell you co-worker that some vets give a discount for “fixing” more than 1 cat! Something to look into.

    If I know you guys, Macie Gray will not be a temprary resident. LOL. The mere fact that you’ve given her a name makes me leery of the “temporary” status. She looks like a kitten we had which I called “Hootie”, because she was so fat she looked like a little blowfish.

  3. Bakinbit,

    She should be, but she’s probably more worried about eating and sleeping than being thankful. :)


    I told him this afternoon that there’s an easy way to take care of the cat problem that he has (spaying/neutering), but he said that killing them was cheaper and easier than getting them fixed. :evil:

  4. I lost a bit of my innocence as a child when our town vet said the best thing to do with unwanted kitties was to put them in a burlap sack, add a good-sized rock or two, and then toss the sack into the river.

    Macy Gray’s the cutest thing…I’m going to Vegas and bet on “bond.” You can’t nurse a baby anything and NOT have that happen!

  5. I don’t know where to begin. That this person walks on the earth is sickening. He is a murderer!!! He should be turned into the athorities. In a perfect world he would suffer the same fate he has dealt to the innocent animals he has murdered in cold blood! I’m so upset. Anyone who is human, would be upset. I think this man is possessed of an evil spirit.

    If the authorities get an anonymous complaint, they would arrest this non-human for animal cruelty.

    I know without a doubt that what we do in life, comes back to us.

    Good or bad.

    Anyone who would murder an innocent animal, would certainly murder an imperfect human. We need to lobby our elected leaders for stricter punishment against evil animal abusers. There is no trust in anyone who is capable of such an act.

    I thank God that you have her , Brian. Please don’t give her up, she has suffered so.

    Many people make the mistake of giving a baby animal to children. This is not good, as there are very few adults out there vigilant enough to ensure that the frail baby animal is not hurt or mishandled by the child. Many times the animal ends up with cracked ribs (from being squeezed), poked eyes, choked (picking it up wrong), the list is long. Just look at most childrens toys to know how they care for things. When the animal tried to defend itself, it– (what is left of it) is dumped off at the shelter. That is why most shelters will not allow an animal to go to a home with children under the age of 10 or 12yrs.

    Please keep her Brian, she is your family member now.

    I thank God for you both, you are not just my KY. angels, but you are her’s too.

    love you both,

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