Monday, September 28, 2020

Happy kittens

 Hitting all the milestones: eating kitten food, using the litter box, playing with everything.

They are super cute. They've also hit the stage where people need to become more of an influence, so mom will be spending more time in the room with them.

Yahoo, Hurray and Yippee


Huzzah got herself a kitten


Yes we individual picture of Yippee. She is spring loaded and doesn't hold still. 

Friday, September 25, 2020

Random Fridays

 Be sure to check out All Pet Voices tomorrow for a post by the mom promoting #MyUnspokenPet and Cuddly (she did get paid for the post, but it didn't not influence her story). 

Daiquiri and Ivy are feeling better. Eating normally already. Considering how many teeth try both lost, this is probably an improvement over pre surgery.

The kittens are all doing well. Using the litter box and eating dry and canned food. Mom split the foster room to keep them out of the big boxes but will likely take the barrier down this weekend. It fun listening to them get more mobile (though not more graceful) and find toys.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Remember Me Thursday

 **a blog post by the mom

Oh how I would love to not post one of these some year. But until that happens, please join me and other bloggers bringing attention to those animals that are still in shelters waiting for their forever homes. 

The Helen Woodward Animal Center started this movement to bring awareness to those animals that spend too long in shelters or are euthanized every year simply due to lack of adoptive homes. While nationwide annual euthizations for space are decreasing, the number is still too high. Lack of space is no reason for an animal to lose its life.

This year I want to spotlight one of the long term adoptable cats at Colony Cats where I volunteer. Colony Cats is a no kill limited admission shelter that takes also does a lot of work in the community doing Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). That means sometimes we take in cats that are harder to place. This doesn't mean they don't deserve a forever home, but it does mean that it can take longer for them to find the RIGHT home. 

Ares is one of those cats. He came into the shelter February 2018. He was found as a stray and neutered as part of our TNR program which is why he has an ear tip. We think he is about 7 years old but we have no idea how long he was out on the streets or what he went through to survive. He is a big tom cat that needs a special person who will be willing to let Ares be Ares. He is fine in our adoption center with the other cats. But he had been adopted once and developed a weird habit of stalking the people in the home. He went through "boot camp" with the rescue director and seems to be doing better. 

Ares needs a home with experienced people and no kids. Maybe another cat. Maybe a dog that will respect his space. But if that never happens, the rescue stands by him. He will have a home with the rescue for however long he needs.

Please join me and other bloggers and social influencers and celebrities in holding up hope for those animals in shelters that are waiting. #RememberMeThursday #SeeTheLight Share your story and be sure to use those hashtags. You can also light a candle in their gallery to remember a special animal and tell their story.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020


 Both Ivy and Daiquiri needed dentals. With the pandemic it was postponed a couple of times but they both went yesterday. 

Mom dropped them off at 7am and they got home about 6:30pm. They were both very drunk. Chanel was not pleased. 

Both lost some teeth: Ivy 7, Daquiri 8. And Daiquiri's cleaning was more extensive. Hopefully we are good for a while and they will be feeling better in no time.

(The x is pulled teeth, the o were already missing)

Post surgery nap

Monday, September 21, 2020

Weekend report

 It's finally fall here. Open windows and no more of the hots. Yay!!

Mom rearranged the foster room a little. Half is blocked off to keep the kittens out of the big litter boxes. Those have clumping litter and kittens like to try to eat everything which is a bad combination. They have their own box which Hurray used in the first hour. Genius!! Poor Huzzah is chirping up a storm trying to keep the kittens in one location. 

Hurray - short hair black female
Yippee - short hair gray male
Yahoo - fuzzy gray female

Daiquiri and Ivy both go tomorrow for dental cleanings. Based on what we've been told at their last wellness check up, they are both probably going to lose some teeth. But Daiq has been super grumpy lately so hopefully this will help her feel better.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Happy kitten update

 Momma cat was taken yesterday for the important test: and she is negative for FIV and FeLV.

The kittens are all over a month old and looking great. They are all over a pound and their teeth have started just coming in now. Pretty soon they will be ready to try out a litter box and kitten food. Mom is trying to determine how to reconfigure the playpen walls to keep them out of their momma's stuff.

They are getting more active and funnier to watch every day.

Friday, September 11, 2020


 The fuzzy one kills us. They are starting to get a little more active and testing their legs. There was a couple of baby yells yesterday when 2 of them got into a wrestling match. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020


 The boys headed off yesterday to a partner store to find their forever homes. The rescue is pretty crowded right now with kittens their age so when a spot opened up, mom jumped on it. They will hopefully get adopted fairly quickly since they are young and have great personalities. They need to get out of here anyhow as they are beginning to drive the momma cat a little nuts....she is NOT happy knowing they are out here trying to get in there.


In other news, Juneau was adopted and went home on Saturday. The couple have no kids but a 6 year old girl cat and a couple of small dogs. They wanted a sassy black cat. Mom got to talk to them and gave them fair warning that Juneau is kind of a jump-first-ask-questions-later kind of girl and they were pretty excited.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020


 A friend suggested "happy" names for a group of kittens and mom thought it was a little funny. The big chonky kitten is a boy, the other two are girls. Meet: Huzzah (momma cat), Hooray (black female), Yippee (gray female), Yahoo (gray male).

 Huzzah put the kittens into the drawer on Sunday. Monday morning mom took the drawer out of the cabinet and put it in the play pen. Thankfully Huzzah left it there and mom was able to watch every one on the camera. When mom got up Tuesday morning the drawer was flipped over and the kittens were in the pen with Huzzah. Mom thinks something scared Huzzah on Sunday morning and she has since settled in here and seems fine.