What are we doing now?

Today is April 10th, 2019 and 5 years  have passed since i started fostering kittens.  At the beginning i couldn’t get enough of them and soon the house was full of 13 cats and kittens and i quickly learned that was too much! especially since i was working almost full time.

We scaled it back to no more than 6 kittens at one time and then more quickly i realized that 3 kittens at any given time was just the right number, especially if i am bottle feeding them.   Bottle babies are a lot of work for the first 3 or so weeks then as they get older the amount of time and laundry you do is nice!

I figure i  have fostered just about 50 kittens in the last 5 years and it’s always rewarding, a lot of work and so.much.joy and laughter.

This starte as a joint venture with Brad and i, of course he was never asked, i just kept bringing kittens home and i could see that it was bringing joy to Brad and truthfully he didn’t do that much.. helped with laundry, held them between me feeding them, supervised play times but i have always done the majority of work; his biggest role was being MY cheerleader!!!

In September of 2018, Brad lost his battle with his heart and passed away from cardiogenic shock brought on by his device not being properly calibrated, the nurses not recognizing the signs and taking too long to get him the help he should have had months before….  but we all knew it was just a matter of time for Brad and yet i will never stop wondering if had we knew there was such a thing, “heart failure specialist”, perhaps he’d be reading over my shoulder today and bitching about things left undone.    But i can’t have time for regret and “what if’s”… Life is what it is. He is gone and i am still here, loving kittens, letting them bring me joy and finding them the best homes i can find.

Today we have two twin calico girls who are about 7 weeks old and one smaller kitten, about 5 weeks old.  Sage and Hazel and Zorro.  They were found together abandoned in a cold box at a local State Park and brought to Salem Friends of Felines.  Little Zorro had lost 2 litter mates because he was barley 10 days old, eyes just opened, he was too little to survive much longer. The calico sisters, being a few weeks older must have kept him warm enough.. he’s such a cute boy and i am so glad they all survived.

I got these kittens a month ago and ill be updating this post shortly  but i am sure i have found homes for all of them.

 

 

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Expiration date

Kittens have a “best sell by date” and it seems to be about 14 weeks. Then they start getting rotten. This kitten is 16 weeks.

He is ready for his forever home!!

I love him so, it he’s ready to go!!

Ready For Adoption Dweezle and Diva Muffin

  Siblings from a larger group, Dweezle and Diva Muffin are looking for their forever homes!  Dweezle is a gray tuxedo boy with a lot of spunk!  He is gentle yet loves to play, gets into the toys, loved to play but his favorite is the feathers. He will hang on to them with a fierce growl while all the other kittens stand back and watch. 

Dweezle should be a medium size adult, he is well trained in the little box and minds his manners. Properly uses scratching post and listens when being redirected. 

  
He is a bundle of fun, will make a family with kids happy or a household where there is a lot of action. 

If you are looking for 2 kittens Dweezle would be well paired with his sister, Diva Muffin. 
Diva Muffin is a dilute gray Tortie with peach colored patches.    

Diva is a cuddler, which is to say she is needy and loves to be held and carried around.  She is well trained to the little box and scratching posts. 

Diva Muffin is food agressive, loves to eat, but she will probably grow out of that as she grows. She was tiny, has to catch up with her brother!   Diva is a talker and will need a family or person to spend time with her.  She will not be a good cat to be alone, so pair her with another kitten her age would be a good choice.  

Be prepared for years of cuddles and fun with both Dweezle and Diva Muffin. 

  

Diane Available for adoption! 

Diane is an adorable love bug, she likes to lick, like her twin, Jack, but not as much.  Black and white Tuxedo, she will have longer fur that will need some maintenance as she grows. 

She would be ok alone, with another kitten or her brother.   

She is well mannered, uses the litter box and scratching post.  She likes to be the boss and has a bit of a talking problem, she is mouthy but also trills when happy.  

Take her or both Jack and Diane for a life time of fun, love and eternal licks, kisses and cuddles!  

 

Jack 

Jack is a huge love bug.  You will either love him or not. He is a licker! He loves to lick and purr in your ear at night, snuggling up close!

Sweet boy, all potty trained, eats dry and wet food.  Hasn’t been around dogs or kids but he isn’t a timid boy and would adapt to a big household. 

I would recommend Jack be adopted with his sister Diane or with another kitten. He will need a LOT of attention and will probably be a big boy.  He will need some grooming and care through his life.   

   
 

Izzie

Billed “the cutest kitten ever!” Izzie is a ball of fur, teeth and appetite!  She loves to eat and guards her portion ferociously.  She also loves to play and whenever there is kitten play, Izzie will have the rest sitting at the sidelines because she growls, snarls and holds her own with feathers, laser light dots or catnip mice! 

Izzie is tiny, almost 4 months and not even heavy enough to be spayed, she is going to be a small cat with lots of energy! 

Smokey black medium long fur, green to copper eyes that are big, round and super expressive!  

At this time, Izzie will only eat wet food, she licks kibble and will take some in her mouth and it falls back out and she looks at you like you have given her rocks!

Izzie is adorable, fluffy, aggressive and will make a wonderful addition to your cat deficient home.  I suggest pairing her with an equally hardy kitten for maximum results!  

    
    
    
    
    
 

Tony the Tiger

So named because he has stripes and spots from head to toe! Compact, robust kitten,light colored undercoat, dark stripes and spots, big expressive eyes and a little splash of white around his face.

Tony will be a medium size kitten and is a love bug. Active, well mannered, not a big biter, loves to be held and fawned over. 

Tony was successfully neutered yesterday and is ready to start looking for his forever home in earnest! He gets along well with other cats. Should be fine with kids and dogs as long as care is used to introduce.  

If you are looking for a familiar to call your own, this little tiger might be the one for you!! 

    
 

Lilac 

Mostly white with a gray spot on her back, a cap of gray and a tail, she is talkative and loves to be cuddled.  

When I got Liliac she was terrified of the other kittens, I don’t know her story but she believed she was human and superior to these other beasts. 

Three days in a cage and a persistent Eddie, who laid beside the cage for three days and she slowly became a kitten again and today plays and roughhouses with the rest of the kittens. 

Lilac would do well with an older family who would give her lots of time.  She would do best being adopted with another kitten at the same time, I wouldn’t think it best to add her to a home with other cats. 

Short hair, Lilac will be a medium cat who will give years of love and devotion.   

   
     
  

   

Jack and Diane

 The twins… 2 kittens about 8 weeks old, georgeous tuxedo kids.   They are challenging to tell apart until you get to know them.  They are stocky kittens with thick fur with an undercoat, big paws, reminds me of Maine Coon kittens but their eyes are small and Siamese like, and Diane is very much a talker, while Jack trills and chirps like a maine Coon. 

Never mind any of that, they are sweet and adorable and going to be medium to big cats.  They will be spayed and neutered soon!! 

  
 

Almost ready for adoption. 

Izzie and Lilac are old enough for adoption at about 9 weeks, but they are both tiny kittens who still need to get big enough to spay. Maybe about next week! 

The Tuxedos will be right behind them.  I have been calling the boy Sam but it’s not really fitting.   Not sure why some names are difficult and some names just pop into my head!