Friday, March 23, 2012

already adopted.....

OK - we know what you are thinking.....nope - that isn't what we are talking about. MOL

When mom took Caramel in for his vaccinations, the rescue lady asked if our bathroom was empty. Since Caramel was leaving that night (and hadn't been in the bathroom for over a month) mom said yep!

Seems that a momma cat had come in with bigger kittens and the momma cat was spayed - though she still had some milk. And orphaned baby came in. It was worth a try, so they introduced the kitten to the momma cat (named Marble). And Marble decided to adopt that baby. The concern was that Marble wasn't producing enough milk for the kitten (Silver) so they were supplimenting. Mom said that she would be willing to help if they wanted. So, Marble and Silver came home with her last night. Mom set them up in the bathroom and put the blankets in a laundry basket to contain the baby.

my babeh...hands off

Mom has tried to suppliment Silver, but s/he isn't so sure about the bottle. And when s/he screams, Marble comes over and stands up to give mom the stink eye. (mom isn't sure is Silver is a boy or a girl yet)

Silver in the basket

hey!! bring dat back here....

So, since Silver doesn't act hungry, mom is just keeping on eye on everything. And Marble LOVES that baby....  In fact, mom went in to check on them around 4am and the laundry basket was EMPTY!! Mom looked over and Marble was in the corner on another blanket, Silver curled up next to her asleep.

The laundry basket was removed and a big soft bed put in place. Nope - Marble was to sleep in the corner and keeps moving Silver. So, mom spread the fleece blankets across that half of the bathroom.

Dis is a little better than the basket, but that corner looks good too

look - eyeballs....age guesstimate 10 days or so

Need more cute?  Lee County Clowder has a bottle baby - the neighbors found it and brought it to them to raise.


  1. Awesome photos...what a cute little grey kitten! Marble is such a good surrogate momma!

  2. Wow, Marble is a wonderful adoptive mother! She definitely seems very protective of Silver in that first photo. So sweet! We're glad Silver has a mom to care for him/her!

  3. Awww Marble!! Hope she has enough milk for little Silver! Marble is such a good second mama to Silver!!

    Yay! Take care

  4. Marble is a star - she must have the most wonderful temperament. Silver is going to be in great paws.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  5. How wonderful and adorable! Thanks for giving me a great big smile today!

  6. Oh. I am enchanted. Mommy sure is. Oh what a dear story and precious pictures.

  7. Awww! Marble is such a good girl to be a mama for the wee babe! We've never seen a kit-cat as tiny as Silver!!
    Play bows,
    PS: Your mom ROCKS to do this!!!

  8. Way to go Marble. You sure do love that little baby. Sounds like you don't need a lot of help with that baby. Too cute. Sending purrs to Silver that all goes well for him/her. Take care.

  9. Awwww, that is a teeny, tiny, kitteh

  10. Awww, what a sweet little baby! And what a sweet mommy to adopt him/her and take such good care of him/her. I love how in that last picture, even though you have her baby, she's laying there, letting you hold it. What a sweetie.

  11. MOL! We all know that Momma gets to pick the spot and move kitten around whenever she wants.

  12. What an incredibly sweet (and ridiculously tiny!) kitten.I wonder what happened to his/her Mama? It's wonderful that Marble has adpoted him/her so effortlessly.Hooray for Marble :)

    the critters in The Cottage xo

  13. Marble is a great adopted momma! And the baby looks well attended. Hopefully the nutrition he/she is getting will be plenty.

    BTW Our momma is an artist so she has a desktop system that is huge with a monitor as big as Puffy! Says she can't see or create on a tiny laptop (another reason she needs glasses)! I like her trackball but the others prefer batting the mouse around.

  14. oh dear, Mommy's going squee! again...

  15. Oh my... what a cute little guy... I was visiting Lee County this AM.. i have never seen two such little guys before.

  16. Oh my... what a cute little guy... I was visiting Lee County this AM.. i have never seen two such little guys before.


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