I found a litter of feral kittens today.
They were all alone in a broken down cabin in the middle of the woods. My buddy Jordan and I waited 5 hours for mama to come back (we wanted to give her a home too!), but the kittens were dirty and extremely hungry and we didn’t think she was still attending them. Either way, Jordan decided the kittens should belong to him instead of being feral, so we carried them home in a box.
They all have brilliant blue eyes, but each of the four kittens is a different color!
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I think Jordan is planning on finding homes for most if not all of these tiny kittens, so if you are in my area and need a tiny fuzzy floofball of happiness, let me know.
What does this have to do with Fringe, you ask?
Isn’t it enough that I found them in the woods? No? Ok, we’ll talk about how the two kinds of pets relate to the fringe: Dogs vs cats!
Dogs, I feel, are almost cheating!
A dog has an amazing sense of smell and direction. It always knows which way is home.
A dog is always happy, no matter what, as long as it is with a human. It resists misery and doesn’t care about most things a human would find uncomfortable.
I’m not sure yet if dogs help their hiker resist the Fringe’s effects, or are a target for its machinations, or what.
Cats are extremely independent and stubborn. I think if Fate tried to turn a cat into a fringe hiker, the cat would refuse and just show up in your house even though you locked the door.
A fringe hiker with a cat companion would receive a lot of comforting cuddles, but even though the cat knows which way is home, it probably wouldn’t share that information with the human. Cats like to pretend they don’t know what we are saying.
Most cats, including this batch of kittens, hate rain though. Fringe hikers love rain. I think the cat would meow until you tucked it under your shirt to keep it dry.