Our rescue is up to its eyes in cats, so a flyer went out on Friday about a sale over the weekend. Based on that, mom knew it was time for Annatto to go back. As she was thinking on Friday, she thought about taking Soda back as well. The more mom thought about it, the more she realized that taking him back wasn't freaking her out. So it was a good decision.
Since the foster room was going to be empty (Goldfish is participating in an experiment to test her social skills), the rescue sent mom home with a mom and 6 kittens that had been left late one night in a carrier outside the rescue.
Momma cat is a calico and her tail is about 3/4 length of normal. She is giving off mixed signals and mom isn't sure quite what to do with her. She is very growly and has made some very "pissed off cat" noises and has smacked the kittens. We suspect is is partly hormones and partly lots of change and partly she may be able to smell Soda in the room. By the time we are typing this, the family has been here about 24 hours. The momma cat has settled some, but not much. Though she has calmed down enough to nurse the kittens. Fortunately the kittens are about 5 weeks old so they are eating on their own.
Mom did a quick check and it appears we have 5 boys and 1 girl. Mom is going to have to work on a theme for this group. There is 1 brown and white tabby, 2 tuxedos (because of course....hahaha), and 3 orange and white tabbys. The girl is one of the orange tabbys and the smallest of the group. In fact, the others have eyes that have changed from blue but she still has a ring on the outside of her eyes.
The kittens are pretty jumpy too but even in 24 hours have come around pretty quickly.
We're sorry that things didn't work out with Soda and wish Soda and Annatto long and happy lives with their forever families, when they find them.ReplyDelete
The new crew is adorable of course, and we hope all will be well with them, and the mom.
Oh what fun, more kittens. Sorry things didn't work out for Soda and Annatto but hopefully they will find some great homes.ReplyDelete
Wishing all the best for Annatto and Soda!ReplyDelete
Mama Cat is so beautiful! I hope she settles in!
We will miss Soda and Anatto, but looks like a new group is in town to name and get ready for new homes.ReplyDelete
Purrs for Annatto and Soda, we sure hope they find their furever homes soon.ReplyDelete
The kittens are sure cute, as it mom. We hope she chills out and realizes this is a good place to be.
Farewell Soda and Annatto! Betcha new mom and kits will calm the hell down as they settle inReplyDelete
We hope the new mom and kittens all adjust quickly.ReplyDelete
Purrs for mom.. Poor girl with a partial tail, means even more mixed signalsReplyDelete
I'm glad the new kittens are adapting - sounds like the mom needs some work. She's pretty, though!ReplyDelete
We had a mother-cat maul her kitten, probably due to stress. He survived and is thriving now, thank goodness. He was too tiny even for stitches, and had to wear a nearly full-body turtleneck sweater as a bandage. But he is doing very well now.ReplyDelete
Aww, I hope mama cat can settle in nicely. She's very pretty.ReplyDelete