Friday, September 20, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Junior, Daiquiri, Chanel and Ivy (counter clock wise)
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.
Monday, September 16, 2019
7/12/19 to 8/14/19
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
he is cute
but he is giving mom heartburnThere 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
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.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Monday, September 9, 2019
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
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
Hopper wants you to come JUST a little closer
Cricket on the move
one white spot on his back
yep - size is relativeThe 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
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.
In keeping with the theme, mom decided to name him Firefly.