Scarlett’s Tale

For the last several weeks you’ve been watching videos of Scarlett tending to her litter on our Wordless Wednesdays posts.  If you’ve missed any, look to the right to see the most recents posts.  Now it’s time for you to learn a little bit about Scarlett.

Scarlett was pulled from Carroll County Animal Control in early March.  This particular facility has an alarming euthanasia rate of well above 50% so Scarlett is indeed a lucky girl.  A Good Mews volunteer was actually responding to an urgent request regarding another cat, Paddy, who was pulled from this facility.  Paddy is an orange, senior tabby who, due to his age, was not handling life in an animal control facility well and was in need of medical care.  Good Mews heard of Paddy through a rescue network and agreed to take him in.  When our volunteer went to West Georgia to pick up Paddy the person she met with had Scarlett with her as well and it was agreed that she could come to Good Mews.  A foster home was found for Scarlett so that her babies would not be born at the shelter.  The first video posted was actually taken about three hours after the babies were born on March 18th.  As you can plainly see, and many of you have commented, Scarlett is an excellent mom.

She is estimated to be about a year and a half old.  According to her foster mom she’s affectionate, talkative (she has some Siamese in her) and fairly laid back.  She gets along well with other kitties – she’ll not back down if bullied but doesn’t bully others.  Scarlett likes to be with people and we are guessing she’ll be good with children because she’s pretty tolerant of being picked up as well as being poked and prodded.

With the momma’s name being Scarlett you can take a guess at the theme for the babies names!


  1. #1 by heyitsjethere on May 24, 2012 - 9:58 am

    Hey it’s Jet here.

    We think Scarlett is amazing (and have commented so…) We think her babies names will either revolve around color, or Gone with the Wind! (Mom had to explain Gone with the Wind to me!)

    • #2 by goodmewsnews on May 26, 2012 - 3:00 pm

      Hey Jet,

      Remember that we are in Georgia so your Mom was on the right track with the Gone With the Wind idea.

      The babies names are Bonnie, Blue, Tara, Wilkes and Rhett.

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