Spot the kitten (and adopt it!)

Reader Su Gould is fostering a gorgeous, 7 week old black kitten named Xena. First I’ll do a “spot the kitten” feature, and then give details should you want to adopt her (Su lives in Park Forest, Illinois.) Su’s notes are indented:
SPOT THE KITTEN!. . .  Which you can’t, as it’s Xena the adoptable kitten on a Korean bear. (In person, she blends right in as she has reddish tones in her fur.) This is also the closest I’ll ever get to spotting any hidden wildlife.
spot the nightjar
I’ll give the reveal later today.
Xena also recently read that there are still people who don’t believe in evolution.this troubles her greatly…
XENA troubled
And the official adoption notice:

Picture taken July 4

Xena is looking for a lifelong commitment, which she will return. She is content to be to be an indoor cat and protect your castle. And naturally, as a warrior, she insists on keeping all her claws. She loves to play with new toys, she like a challenge and she is also a lap kitty who will nap while you are doing a project at a table, on the computer or watching TV. (She is fond of David Attenborough nature documentaries.)

XENA’S STORY / She was discovered running in my back yard, which is surrounded by yards with dogs. (She was captured, but fought bravely.) I suspect she was rescuing herself from abuse or neglect: she was thin, had a respiratory infection and there was electrical tape stuck to her leg. [JAC: she’s okay now and has gone to the vet.]

XENA has a healthy appetite, and used her letterbox the very first day. She is will be spayed, microchipped and have  the necessary shots when she is a bit older. She has medium length fur, black with reddish tones, with ear and paw tufts. She comes with her toys, and cat tree.’

If you wish to contact reader Su, just shoot me an email and I’ll send you her email address (I didn’t want to put it up here).  Su adds this:

To the right home, I am willing to travel to within radius of 8 hr drive of Park Forest. (which includes a surprisingly large number of states!)

For the month of July, I am currently serving on the Grand Jury at 26th & California and can really only check email at lunchtime. And I will!


  1. Posted July 7, 2016 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    What is her general geographic location? Largest metro within 100km?

    • Posted July 7, 2016 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

      Oh sorry, missed the ‘Park Forest CA’.

      • Posted July 7, 2016 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

        Er, I guess that’s Park Forest IL…

        • Posted July 7, 2016 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

          Yes, just think of it as Chicago. If you live within an 8 hour drive and want her, she’s yours. (Assuming you pass the sniff test.)

  2. Gregory Kusnick
    Posted July 7, 2016 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    …and used her letterbox the very first day.

    So even if you can’t adopt, you can still be her pen pal.

  3. Heather Hastie
    Posted July 7, 2016 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    What a gorgeous kitten! And with the ability to use a letterbox too – it took me quite a few minutes to puzzle that one out. Not currently having a position on a cat’s staff is obviously bad for the brain. 🙂

    • SA Gould
      Posted July 12, 2016 at 6:55 am | Permalink

      Xena had been trying to help in the typing of her bio, with interesting results. However, she says she *does not* regret any error.

  4. Sarah
    Posted July 7, 2016 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    We’ve all had so much experience with nightjars that this was easy. I’ve never managed to get anywhere with the nightjars, actually, or most of the toads, snakes, moths, unicorns, etc.

  5. Diana MacPherson
    Posted July 7, 2016 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    8 hours driving is even within distance of where I live & I’m in Canuckistan!

    I do hope a nice person adopts Xena! She’s such a cute little thing!

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