Friday, February 8, 2008


Gizmo has been hanging around Smeagol and Strider's house since before they began blogging in February of 2006.  After a while they noticed that she was getting rounder and she gave birth to these darling kittens which were named the Mini-Mo's.  By December 2006 they were old enough to be taken to a no-kill shelter and I am happy to report that they were all adopted.  The Mom and Dad decided that Gizmo needed to be spayed to prevent more kittens, but that was much easier said than done.  They had a really hard job catching Gizmo.  They tried a humane trap, but Gizmo was having none of it.  Gizmo had been letting the Mom pet her occasionally as she ate, so the Mom brought her out a bowl of food, then slowly got closer and began petting her.  When the Mom thought Gizmo was relaxed enough, the Mom grabbed her and put her into a crate.  They had an appointment at the vet's for her, but they had such a hard time catching her that the vet's was closed by the time they got there.  Gizmo spent the night at Grandma's, who lives closer to the vet and got her operation the next morning. After she had recovered enough, the Mom and Dad let Gizmo out again and she is still hanging around.  She seems to have no interest at all in becoming an indoor kitty.  She does like to talk to Strider through the window and the screen door.

                           Gizmo prefers not to come inside.
                           Maybe 'cause when she did she got a ride
                                        Straight to the vet,
                                        But now she's all set.
                           No more kittens for her, though she lives outside.


The Whiskers & Purrs Gang said...

Them babies are SO cute, Miss Karen Jo! And Gizmo is lucky to have somebody to watch over her and her babies!

We just wanted to say "thanks" for all the nice comments you have leaved on our Blog. Felix is home now but not feelin' so good. We is all lovin' on him LOTS. If you have a spare minute, please say another prayer for him, 'kay?

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers & Purrs Gang

Anonymous said...

That is still a happy ending even though Gizmo hasn't become an indoor kitty. Those Kittens are so adorable!

Mom has been trying for months to catch a male cat in our neighborhodd. He desperately needs a trip to the vet!!

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

I am glad Gizmo get fixed so she cannot make any more kittens. They are adorable, but there are too many kittens not have homes in this world. I am also glad she has someone to look after her, even though she wish to be outdoor cat.

-d ma said...

that is a fab picture of the mini mos. they are rather adorable.

zevo calamari said...

Love it! Good to hear Gizmo is happy and taken care of even if she is outside.

By the way... you looked fabulous in that red dress.....

Tybalt said...

Gizmo's babies are so adorable! I'm glad they all found forever homes. I hope Gizmo decides to become and indoor kitty one day. I know some kitties never do, but I always worry about them when they stay outdoors.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is a lovely limerick of Gizmo!

Jan said...

Another great limerick and story on a kitty.

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Mickey said...

Gizmo is such a pretty cat.It's too bad she wants to be outside,but at least she is cared for :)
Those are nice limmericks for the whole family. I mean,that is a serious iguana :) !
Purrs Mickey

Lux said...

What cute kittens Gizmo had! And just look at her face peering inside!

That's a fun limerick for her!

The Devil Dog said...

What cute kittens. What cute photos. We are glad you told us her story. She is a very interesting kitty.


Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Perfect limerick for Gizmo!

snowforest said...

Gizmo looks so cute watching everybody from outside - the kittens are furry cute too - maybe Gizmo doesn't want to stay indoors since she too was 'born free' :)
Love and purrs from the SnowForest family :)

Camie's Kitties said...

You have done another great limerick. We love visiting Smeagol, Strider, Gizmo, and Mystery's blog.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie