Saturday, May 30, 2015

Quick update

Mom is having a great time at Blog Paws with her blogging friends. The kittens have been well behaved (mostly) and loved on. More next week, so stay tuned. The awards will be livestreaming tonight at 6:30pm CST. You can go to the Blog Paws site for the link.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

fiesta kittens - 7 weeks old

Wow - time seems to fly....

The kittens were out and about most of the weekend. They got their second round of vaccines on Saturday along with preventative dewormer and a nail trim.

And a weigh in:
   Salsa - 2 pounds 3/4 ounces
   Queso - 1 pound 14 3/4 ounces
   Blanco - 1 pound 10 7/8 ounces
   Taquito - 1 pound 10 3/8 ounces
   Tostada - 1 pound 7 5/8 ounces

Mom has been busy packing and shopping. She is heading out to Blog Paws on Tuesday afternoon. She is pretty excited to see all her blogger friends. Be sure to follow our facebook page or like us on twitter and instagram to keep up with all the happening. We will have a video posted for tomorrow and then mom may not be online here for a few days. She is getting back Sunday but not sure what time so we may not have anything up Monday either. But keep with us and we will have a big Blog Paws review next week.

Margarita has been out with the kittens this weekend too. She is still pretty hissy....some of it may be momma hormones and protectiveness. Some of it may just be her...we don't know her background so it is hard to say. Mom is hoping to get her spayed next week and talk to the rescue about maybe getting her into one of the stores where we have adoptable cats. She isn't very big and is sweet but certainly has a mind of her own and isn't afraid to express her opinion.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

THANK YOU to those that have served, are serving and intend to serve our country in the armed forces.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

random Fridays

Blanco getting a snack

Taquito deciding that the dry food is pretty good too

Salsa considering a jail break

snoozing sisters - Taquito above and Tostada below

Blanco knows how to use Queso for a pillow

Salsa is still contemplating a jail break

Mom is taking the weekend to get packed up and ready for Blog Paws in Nashville. She is pretty excited to see all our blogging friends. As you know, we don't travel, but mom plans to take, we have a question:
Who from the fiesta kittens would you like to see attend Blog Paws???

We make no guarantees that mom will take whomever you suggest, but we would love to hear who you think and why.....
And we have a flashback for this Friday: a certain group of kittens turns 3 years old today. Happy Birthday to the original alcohol kittens: Whiskey, Gin, Moonshine and Bourbon

Thursday, May 21, 2015

turkey turkey

We were sent come treats from, but as always, our opinions are our own. Or in this case, the opinions of shelter cats.  MOL

Mom asked for the Dr. Tim's Turkey Chips this time. These are just freezed dried turkey hearts sliced into pieces. The pieces were a little bit for the cats, so mom broke them into chunks, and that was pretty easy.

Puma is a 3 year old house panther who is very sweet. He took the treat right from mom's fingers.

Sammy isn't even a year old yet. And so super sweet - he loves to give head butts. Mom first gave him an entire treat which he couldn't quite eat. When mom went to take it back to break it up for him, he wasn't sure he wanted her to have it back.

This is Sardine. She is a 4 year old girl found covered in mud under a bush by a good samaritan. She is front declawed and was probably the only one in the room that didn't seem all that interested in the treats.

This is Whiskers. This handsome 2 year old boy was also found outside wandering around on his own. And he LOVED the treats. In fact, he got out of his cage and mom used them to lure him back.

Cougar is about 18 months old and has placed to go and things to do. But he stopped in his tracks for these treats and even followed mom around his room asking for more.

Bermuda is a 4 year old girl who has been at the shelter for a while. She is social though on her own terms. That being said, she was certainly open to a good turkey bribe.

The container was much bigger than mom expected and there were certainly treats left over. She said she is going to take them back with her tonight and give them out again (mom volunteers Tuesday and Thursday every other week). Heck, mom even used them to lure a girl cat out from behind the copier when she escaped from an office. MOL

Now all we have to do is convince her to share with US!!  haha

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

weekend adventures

We don't blame Spud for spending his weekend like this (or at least Saturday morning). We had the hots here again causing mom to close the windows and turn on the cool air thingy. Spud is a smart boy - the ladder is right near one of the floor blowers.

Normally mom isn't supposed to take kittens to adoption events that aren't ready for adoption. However, it was a BUSY weekend for the rescue with several other events so mom said the heck with it and took Salsa and the girls. They were a big hit and did very well for their first time in public. Played quite a bit, took a nap (or two) and charmed the public.
These girls are available for adoption at the Petco store through another rescue. They are both about 8 months old and had a great time watching the kittens play.

Otherwise, nothing too exciting.

Monday, May 18, 2015

fiesta kittens: 6 weeks old

They are getting bigger and more active. Fortunately no one has made it over the gate yet, but certainly not for lack of trying. Margarita is a bit mouthy with everyone here, so the gate is up and the door is open only when mom is at home to supervise.
However, with more activity, comes the time when kittens are less likely to hold still for pictures.... thus insuring that most pictures now are of them sleeping. MOL

But, on to the weekly weigh-ins:

1 pound 3 3/4 ounces
still our littlest kitten

1 pound 4 3/8 ounces

1 pound 8 3/4 ounces

1 pound 11 5/8 ounces
our current front runner for heavyweight

1 pound 7 1/2 ounces
he refused to look at the camera - take what you can get

Taquito is down a little bit from last week. There is a reason mom doesn't weigh them every day - it would make her nuts. As the kittens are getting more active, it becomes a battle of calories in and calories out. There isn't much of a difference from last week so mom isn't too concerned. She has now caught everyone eating on their own, so that will help.

Friday, May 15, 2015

random Friday

Tostada: no, no, you're doing it wrong
Salsa: you are just mean

handsome isn't he??

dang - mom loves Salsa, 
but he sure spends a lot of time looking baffled

The gate is up in front of the bathroom. Margarita can get over - though unlike most of us, she actually climbs it (much to mom's amusement). Mom will leave the bathroom door open now when she is home. Margarita will come out into the living room - though she is kind of hissy with us and tends to sit in places that blocks traffic. This lasts until mom gets annoyed and then she goes back in the bathroom with the door closed.

Mom has taken to sitting on the floor behind the gate and playing with the kittens. In BREAKING NEWS - she actually caught everyone (except Queso) eating the other night. Taquito seems to be the only one interested in the canned food, but mom caught everyone snacking on the dry. YAY!!!

Mom has a short adoption event on Saturday afternoon. She isn't supposed to take the kittens since they aren't available for adoption yet, but there are several other events that day and it may end up just being easier. Who knows????

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

big adoption event

For the first time locally, a huge adoption event was scheduled for this past Saturday. Cities all over have been doing this and it seems to help adoptions. Plus it can give great exposure to some groups that may not get it.

Friday night mom and the rescue got access to the center and started setting up. They were taking adoptable cats and dogs and things to sell.

See that white condo/tower? Someone had donated it.....but it wasn't put together. Mom said that she got it together, but that LOTS of HBO werds were put to use.

Kittens galore.....

This is Shamrock. He is a cute medium size boy - and a bobtail. He found his forever home on Saturday.

Our group adopted out 3 kittens and 1 adult. And the family that adopted Shamrock said they may come back to the rescue looking for another cat. Plus there were 2 very good applications for a couple of our dogs.

We aren't sure the total number of of about 4pm on Saturday they announced 70 completed adoptions. However, some groups do home checks, so they will complete that and then submit their final numbers in the next couple of weeks.

Mom said it was a long couple of days. Two hours of set up Friday night after loading the truck, all day Saturday and then unloading the truck on Sunday. But with several adoptions and lots of great exposure, it was worth it. We hope that with this success the groups will be able to do it again. There were about 40 rescues and many vendors there.

Monday, May 11, 2015

fiesta kittens - 5 weeks old

Hard to believe that 5 weeks ago mom picked up these guys:

And now five weeks later, they are looking more and more like tiny cats. They got their first shots on Sunday. Blanco and Queso sang their own tiny whiny version of the song of our people. Mom laughed cause she looked in at one point and Salsa had fallen asleep.

The problem now is getting pictures of them....they just don't hold still.  MOL

Salsa - now weighing in at 1 pound 8 1/2 ounces
(the current heavyweight)

Queso - 1 pound 5 3/4 ounces

Tostada - 1 pound 3 ounces
(our tiny girl)

Taquito - 1 pound 4 1/4 ounces

Blanco - 1 pound 4 3/4 ounces

Taquito runs over to the plate when the canned food comes out. Salsa is eating dry food. And mom has yet to catch anyone else eating. We certainly think they are, but there is no evidence.

Mom left the gate up Sunday morning but opened the bathroom door. She turned around about a minute later and Margarita wandered down the hall. There was some minor name calling, but that was about it. Not bad for her first time out. The kittens aren't allowed out yet....maybe next weekend. Margarita will get a little more free time while mom is home to supervise.