Friday, December 30, 2016

Year in Review - Part 2

  Muscari got adopted and there was some banging of fireworks in our area.

  Mom continued to work with the shy tortie girls from the tree kitten group.

  We showed you the FIV room being built for our rescue group (it is now open and cats have been adopted!!)

  We had some sad news when we learned Trillium from the flower group passed away. He was pretty sick and being cared for by another foster lady.

  Mom took a short vacation to Maine and spent some time with the cat ladies from Tails from the Foster Kittens, Love and Hisses and Whiskers in the Window. They took a shelter tour while they were there.

  Mom continued to work with the tree kittens. And Cedar got adopted!

And toward the end of the month, we were joined by the Patriot Girls - Liberty and Freedom.

  Ivy turned 8 years old and Tommy celebrated his 11th Gotcha Day.

  Amaryllis got adopted and we added a couple of kittens for a short period of time.

 We celebrated our 7th blogoversary!

  Did a little TNR.

  Sherlock got into trouble and adopted all on the same day.

 The beer kittens showed up as fosters.

 Mom completed another change to the foster room.

  And then Marilyn and her kittens moved in as well.

  Daiquiri turned 2 years old.  Fiona the feral momma cat and her kittens joined us. And then Wheat made an appearance to join the beer kittens.


  Mom continued to get her baby fix from Marilyn's boy - Russell and Monroe while we tried to figure out what to do with Fiona and her kittens.

  Hops got adopted!! And the brandy kittens finally got their names.

  Spud celebrated a birthday, Barley went to the adoption center and we got a new girl kitten.

  Things got bad locally here when the county dog shelter screwed up in a major way.

  There was a kitten report about Wheat, Saldano and the brandy kittens and Marilyn's boys.

  Mozart celebrated a birthday.

  The brandy kittens had some health issues but continued to do ok and every foster kitten was well.


  Mom was on her way to the annual fundraiser when a young orange cat wandered up to her (isn't that how it always works?). She picked him up, took him to the rescue and named him Waffles. He has since been adopted.

  Mom continued on working to get Liberty and Freedom socialized. Tommy celebrated a birthday. And Marilyn and the kittens moved to the foster room.

  The kittens continued to do well and loved having more space.

  Unfortunately, mom came home from work one afternoon and discovered that Monroe had crossed Rainbow Bridge.

  Dandelion came back as a foster. (sigh) The kittens got a new toy and continued to do well. Sumac got adopted and the brandy kittens started turning white. We also learned that Hemlock passed away in her sleep at the adoption center.


  All the kittens continued to do very well, though the brandy kittens took their sweet time gaining weight. Russell and Saldano finally did make weight and headed up to the adoption center.

  Wheat went home with her new family and Marilyn went off to a partner store to look for hers.

  We continued on the v-e-t adventure with Dandelion to figure out what is going on with him.

  The brandy kittens were the only ones left in the foster room and got themselves a castle.

   Mom took the brandy kittens out in public. Kirsch and Calvados made it over 2 pounds and were scheduled for surgery as well.

  Russell and Saldano were adopted!! (not together) Marilyn also got adopted!!

  Cassis came and joined the foster group.

  The brandy kittens temporarily joined the kitten fight club. There was a BIG adoption event over the Thanksgiving weekend. Mom was at a couple of remote locations. Kirsch and Calvados were both adopted that weekend (not together).

  There was an update on the patriot girls as we pushed to try to find them a home.


  The patriot girls went to one of our local partner stores when a cage opened up.

  Dandelion was tested and vetted and we still don't have any good answers about his snot.

  We won a new piece of cat furniture.

  The remaining two brandy kittens continued to do well.

  At 4 months old, Chambord finally made weight to get spayed and then shortly thereafter went to the adoption center. She went home on 12/23.

 We wished you all a Merry Catmas.

Thank you as always for being our friends and following along on our adventures. We love having your purrs and support for the good and the bad times. We wish you all a happy and healthy 2017!!

Numbers: 26 kittens this year. There are still 4 left to be adopted: Dandelion, Liberty and Freedom, and Cassis. We did have 4 kittens pass away. Everyone else is adopted.


  1. 26 kittens this year! Is that more than average for you? It seems like more than previous years. Did the foster space help you accommodate more this year?

    Thanks for sharing your adventures with us. The head peep really missed getting to see you this year and hopes to catch up this year!

    1. mom had to go count - with the French City kittens being in both years, this year and last year were about the same.

  2. We love reading about the kittens and sometimes the Moms.
    By the way, the Mom loves chocolate so thanks for that along with the treats and toys. Everyone here is very happy.

  3. We'd say the scale weighs in on the side of the good for 2016, at least for your kittens and adoptions. Well done! Paws crossed that Dandelion, Freedom, Liberty and Cassis find their forever homes very soon.

    Purrs and peace to all, and we wish you a very happy new year!

  4. Four little ones passed away, and Tim, too. I was shocked when he died. All those kittens don't know what they are missing.

  5. We've loved watching each litter grow up.

    Happy New Years to you and we hope you have a great one!

  6. Gosh, time certainly does fly by, doesn't it? Hoping you have a wonderful 2017!

  7. Paws up for helping all those kittens and for having lots of them adopted ! We wish you a wonderful 2017 ! Purrs

  8. That is a lot of kittens fostered, and lots adopted! I'm looking forward to more of the same in 2017!

  9. Paws up on another great year of fostering. Thank you for all you do to help these kitties. :)

  10. We are amazed at the number of kittens that were fostered and nurtured in your home. Mom bean is amazed that each group has it's own theme and everyone has such interesting names.

    We send or purrs that the remaining kittens find their furever homes soon.
    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  11. 🎉 ☆ HAPPY MEW YEAR ☆ 2017 🎉
    I hope this year will bring all the best to all of you
    💖 =^x^= 💖

  12. What a great recap of a very busy year!
    Have a wonderful 2017!

    Noodle and crew

  13. Congratulations on an outstanding year of kittens! We enjoyed the journey. Happy New Year :)

  14. Wow, what a year. We were sad that Tim and those four little ones went to the Bridge, but as always, amazed and encouraged by how many kittens you help to find their happily ever afters. Thank you for being you, and for your friendship. We hope your 2017 is filled with an abundance of love, joy and all good things! :)

  15. Jeanne, I have absolutely no comprehension on how you can keep up with all this. You are an angel on earth, and I pray you will continue to foster and find homes for so many cats/kittens. Wishing you a blessed and happy new year. Hugs, Janet and XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


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