A couple of weeks after we were returning home from Six Flags, we saw a mama cat and four kittens take cover under our porch stairs while pulling into our driveway. Mama cat looked very young and she had taught the little ones well - run from humans. A week later as my husband was headed out the door to visit the auto parts store, he noticed one of the kittens on our driveway meowing. He called me outside and I picked the little guy up. He was so cold and was in distress, and probably had been for quite some time. Mama was no where to be seen, and honestly, we hadn't seen her in a few days. Most of the time when mama knows we know she is there - she moves her babies.
We moved this little guy to a warmer area with newspaper inside a cardboard box and tried to feed it a little, and noticed another kitten staring at us from under the stairs. Talk about a tug on the heartstrings! I think mama was moving the kittens and this little one just didn't have the energy, and it's sibling stayed back with him. Mama never returned and unfortunately, the little kitten didn't make it, leaving his sibling all alone. I'm not really the cat person in my house and I don't believe in feeding the feral cats that roam our neighborhood, but there was no way that I was going to let this little kitten starve. We bought some wet kitten food and some milk replacer. It only took three days to gain the trust of this little kitten. Meet Warrior Tumbledart the Brave and Loyal. My daughter came up with the name.
Warrior: the will to fight and stay alive
Tumbledart: tumbling all over the place and darting back and forth under the stairs
Brave: for being strong and taking a chance with humans
Loyal: staying back with your sibling so they were not alone
Hope everyone who celebrates had a safe and fun Halloween! 🎃 I think we had over 100 kids stop by to trick-or-treat. It was nice seeing them out in their costumes since they missed out last year because of this crazy pandemic.
I have been trying to concentrate on finding employment. Yes, there are tons of jobs out there, especially in retail and fast food - but they are not consistent enough, nor will provide a paycheck that is going to pay our bills. Not necessarily a full-time with full benefits type of job - WAIT - who am I kidding? LOL! This would be a miracle and a godsend!! But seriously, I need something where I will have consistent hours and a schedule that does not bebop me back and forth between mornings and evenings. I also do not want a job where I go into work and get sent home because we are 'slow'.
On a whim, I filled out an application for an APS Administrative Assistant II working for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on Monday, the 1st of November. I woke up the next morning to a voicemail stating that they had received my application and would like to schedule an interview!! OH MY GOSH!! 😮 Of course, I scheduled an interview and it was over the phone. I have to believe it went well, as I received an email the following day stating they would like to offer me the position pending a background check, etc. I immediately sent in all of my paperwork and I am currently in a 'hurry up and wait' position. This is a salaried position working for the state of Texas - 40 hour work week, Monday through Friday, holidays off, with full insurance benefits and retirement. Are you kidding me?? Why would I not accept this? This would be one of our prayers 🙏🏻 answered!! I am praying that this works out. The only requirement that I could not meet at this time was the three employment references. Please send some good vibes my direction!!!