Monday, September 30, 2019

weekend report

Well, tomorrow is October, but Mother Nature didn't get the memo. It was pretty warm here over the weekend and we still don't have open windows.

The bug kittens go today for their spay/neuter surgeries. Paws crossed for them. Once that is done they will be ready to go and get up on the website. The rescue is SO crowded at this time so it may take a couple of days to get them up to the center but they will be available starting tomorrow.

 If you missed the note on instagram/facebook, Fate is back with us for a few days. Mom noticed that he had a goopy eye and offered to bring him back here rather than have them try to find space at the rescue for him.

He has been gone about 3 weeks and has spent most of that time in a cage. He got here and ran around like a lunatic for about 90 minutes. By the end of it, he was running around by himself and every cat here was finding somewhere to sit and just watch him run past them. Fortunately he got it out of his system fairly quickly after than and settled down. He still runs around a lot and fortunately Goldfish and Chanel love to play with him.

He is a joy and we are hoping he can get some interest soon. He is super sweet and a wonderful kitten.

Chanel slept her way through the weekend and plans to do the same for the rest of the week.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Random Fridays

**we have a couple of small giveaway prizes regarding yesterday's Remember Me Thursday post. If you would like to be entered...leave a comment and we will draw names

Well, it is about that time....the kittens go on Monday to be spayed or neutered. They are certainly ready to have more space to run around and families of their own. Mom tried to get them to cooperate for "school pictures" to have for their profiles. You can see how well that turned out.

places to go, things to do

can you get ANY closer

at least someone cooperated

All three of these kittens are super sweet and outgoing. They LOVE to play with any toy they can find - or just things they find that aren't really toys. They are 3 months old and have met the adult cats here with no issues (from them - Daiquiri of course had issues - LOL).

so I don't like kittens....sue me

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Remember Me Thursday

Every year, unwanted pets die in shelters due to lack of space. People need to be reminded of this on a daily basis, but Remember Me Thursday gathers together the public, bloggers and celebrities to shine a light on this problem on this special day once a year in the hopes to catch even more attention. While we hear reports that more and more animals are being adopted and this means less lives lost in shelters around the country and the world, there is still a huge problem. It isn't just adoption that will solve it - there needs to be more focus on spay/neuter, TNR and education. How do we keep those animals OUT of shelters? How do we work to reduce the population in the first place??

As a blogger and kitten foster, I have said more than once that while I love having kittens in my house, I would love to be put out of business. I doubt I am the only foster that will tell you this either. While we see a lot of joy, we also see a lot of heartbreak.

What can you do? Help us spread the word. Talk about adopt don't shop. Find a local rescue and volunteer your time. Seek out your local low cost spay/neuter clinic and ask for flyers you can keep in your car to give to people (yes - I do this). Find out if your area has a pet food bank and donate - but also keep the information in your phone in case you talk to someone that needs help.

Remember - a lot of surrendered pets are very loved. With a little education and support, those animals could stay with their families and stay out of shelters.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

so NOT helpful

Mom was preparing for our Remember Me Thursday post that will go up tomorrow (be sure to check back, follow on social media and follow the blog hop that will be sponsored by Lola the Rescued Cat).

Since the focus is on adoptions and shelter animals, mom thought it would be cute to get pictures of the kittens with one of the signs that came in our blogger package.

The kittens had other ideas......

Monday, September 23, 2019

weekend report

Well, it was bound to happen. The kittens figured out how to get over the gate. Since mom doesn't want them running all over the house, the door is staying closed for the next little bit. Mom was on her phone Saturday morning and felt someone breathing on her neck and discovered Cricket sitting right behind her.

Someone else is going to be disappointed that the foster room door is staying closed. When it was open, Chanel liked to sit on the scratcher and watch them play.

Ivy would like summer to be over now. The nights are cooler here, but not enough during the day to leave the windows open all the time. Hopefully soon.


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


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.



Monday, September 16, 2019


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 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.

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