Friday, September 20, 2019

wand toy

Mom pulled out the wand toy again for the bug kittens. Cricket decided it belonged to HER and wasn't wild about sharing.





Wednesday, September 18, 2019

treats

Junior, Daiquiri, Chanel and Ivy (counter clock wise)

Mom was trying to get a picture of all of us. She puts down treats, backs up so Junior will come out and then waits. Notice there are only 4 cats in this picture. That's because no matter how long mom waited, Goldfish wouldn't come out with everyone else. Oh no - she showed up about 10 minutes later after everyone else had their shares and left.

If the adults get treats, the kittens should also get treats. There was interest by everyone, though Cricket probably ate the most.

Mom thought it would be cute to put the camera on the floor and try to get individual shots of them eating the treats. Not sure why the camera decided it couldn't focus right, but the pictures of still kind of cute.
Cricket

Hopper

Beetle



Monday, September 16, 2019

Firefly


7/12/19 to 8/14/19

Mom found that Firefly passed away some time in the very early hours of Saturday morning. He had been fairly active and ate dinner the night before. But he had been having some intestinal issues and while he had been treated for parasites once and was being treated again, that could very well have been the issue. Part of being in rescue is that some days you will just never know the reason.

Some people say they couldn't foster since giving them back would be so hard. While it is difficult, having a kitten die in your care is definitely the hardest part. No matter how long you have them, they own a piece of your heart and that part breaks when they pass away. It can be expected or unexpected, doesn't matter. But part of being a good care giver is knowing it may happen and allowing yourself to grieve if it does. None of us are perfect and sometimes are best efforts just can't save them.

Firefly was a sweet boy found in a parking lot of a convenience store. We have no idea how he got there. We have no idea what happened to his mom or any siblings. What we do know is that he was found, came into rescue, came to us to foster and was loved for the time he was here. We certainly wish the outcome had been different though.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Random Fridays


he is cute
but he is giving mom heartburn
There seemed to be some....poop issues....going on in the kitten room. Everyone had been dewormed so mom was baffled. In an effort to change course, she switched them to raw for about 10 days (leaving out kibble since she is gone all day and they are still little). After about 3 days, things seemed to get better. Then the raw food supply ran out (bound to happen - it ain't cheap, mom ain't rich - and honestly they can't be on it forever and go to our adoption center). The older kittens still seems fine but SOMEONE is having issues again. So, back to meds. Mom did renew our supply of panacur with the rescue. The head lady said she didn't think it went bad....mom laughed and said it was so old it was partly solid (why no, that couldn't POSSIBLY be the problem).

these 2 on the other hand
are TROUBLE


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Goldfish LOVES toys. But she found this one and carries it around the house - mom has taken to calling it her baby. She will occasionally announce that she found it and has brought it to bed on occasion as well.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Overnight visitors

Goldfish is all "wait...what??"

well make yourself at home already

You may recognize those kittens. That is Lane in the first picture and Fate in the second picture. Mom loves our partner store, but she (jokingly - sorta) says that she can't GIVE kittens away away at that store. She grabbed them Friday so the cage could be cleaned. At that point they didn't have a landing space - either the adoption center or another store. So she brought them back here. Keep in mind they are just about 5 months old at this point.

Lane LOST HER MIND. She walked around for the evening and most of the night growling at every cat she saw. Mom was concerned about the big kittens and the little kittens, so Lane and Fate were out in the house rather than in the kitten room. Fate on the other hand was fine with the other cats. But when mom went to bed....he discovered we have BED MICE. Mom didn't get a ton of sleep as he spent most of the night jumping all over the bed and stabbing mom's feet. (note to self - next time trim their nails in the evening)


Fate toe beans 

The rescue had an event at a local home and garden show on Saturday and the volunteer who was going asked to take these two. Mom met her Saturday morning and handed them off. We got a report that the kittens had a blast.

There ended up being open spaces at the adoption center, so after the event, mom set them both up there. They are now in a cage with another kitten (black of course) and neither Lane nor Fate was too happy about the change. But no doubt they will be fine after a few hours to figure it out. Now we cross our paws they get adopted quickly. It's tough since they are getting to the "teenage" stage and are black.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Random Fridays


Hopper wants you to come JUST a little closer

Cricket on the move

one white spot on his back

yep - size is relative
The big kittens are weighing in as of last weekend at just under 2 pounds. Firefly weighed it at just about a pound.

They all continue to do well. Mom changed up their food a little and them seem to be more active for the change. Oh - and Hopper found his inner "lion" and insists on growling at anyone and everyone that comes close to his meals. Weirdo.

Firefly is keeping up with the big kids for the most part. They are certainly faster than he is, but he seems to be having fun. Though, like certain orange foster boy kittens before this, he does seem to walk around with a ? over his head quite a bit. (he cute, but he not overly bright)

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

what a weekend


With some nice weather, we've been able to have the windows open. In order to enjoy a little bit of a breeze through the condo, mom will open the slider in the kitten room and then set up the baby gate and open the door into the foster room. The kittens think this is great and Chanel likes to lay there and stare at the kittens. 

 Saturday and Sunday were busy for mom. There was an event at the partner store where mom cleans. Lane and Fate are currently there as well. We have partnered with them for 4 years and have done 99 adoptions. We were hoping to hit 100 before the event but no such luck.

Sunday was an adoption event at a local dog park. Mom took the bug kittens. They made it about 2.5 hours before the weather took a turn and everyone packed up to avoid getting wet.


Check this out too.....this little guy was found by himself in a parking lot of a convenience store. Mom saw him on Friday night and volunteered to bring him home and have him make friends with the bug kittens. It was funny though as mom was sure he was about the same size as the bugs but apparently size is relative and when he walked out of the crate she realized he is smaller than she thought. But he is holding his own with the bigger kittens and eating fine. Something happened to him at some point as his tail is about 3/4 length and missing the hair at the end and his one  back foot looks like it was injured at some point. But he isn't limping or anything, so no doubt he is fine and no lasting damage.

In keeping with the theme, mom decided to name him Firefly.

Monday, September 2, 2019