Wednesday, September 15, 2021

updates

 The cold airs came back after a couple of days and the repair guy coming to visit. Chanel of course was sure she needed to help so she got put in time out. 

Mom realized yesterday morning that she hadn't seen Chutney over night. Turns out she snuck into the foster room when mom fed the kittens last night and didn't come back out.

The new kittens are named after noodles: Orzo, Fuscilli, Gnocchi, Cavatelli, Rigatoni, Manicotti (we know this is the male brown tabby). Mom has to grab them to get individual pictures so they can get named and posted here. 

Otherwise things are pretty much the same here as always. 



Wednesday, September 8, 2021

We are melting

 The cold air machine decided to break. Mom was at least it's not July here but it's warm. And we live on the 2nd floor of the building so it's not so nice here. Mom has all the fans on high and ice cubes in the water dishes. And the repair guy is coming tomorrow. 

In the meantime we are making her feel guilty:




Well except these 2 who are enjoying the open sliding door in the foster room.


Monday, August 30, 2021

Its a party

 With a mom and six kittens in the foster room and the beans in the living room, there is never a dull moment around here (though ok they do sleep a lot).

The newbies are definitely little for their ages. They are pretty mobile and their eyes are no longer that bright blue. We are guessing about 6 weeks old. But they are all probably right around a pound, so little. Although mom is little so there's that to consider as well.

Momma cat

Boy

Girl

Girl

Boy

Girl

Girl

From a rescue perspective it's a little scary to think of the possibilities if this group had not cone to us and potentially not gotten spayed and neutered. That would be mom plus 4 more girls out there. Yikes

They are super cute and social which is great. They are nursing if mom let's them which isnt a lot. But they are eating everything in sight so that's good news. 

Friday, August 27, 2021

Changes

 Let's see..... So this happened:

There are actually 6 (!!) kittens plus mom. They are all, imcluding mom, very tiny. But looking at teeth and eye color, we guess maybe 6 weeks old. "Found" somewhere and surrendered.

However, to make this work, we had to do the kitten shuffle. Aoili was ready to go so she is up at the adoption center. Another foster took Cameron and Harissa. The Beans are still here. Mom had put Chutney is with them but she broke out last night. The saucy girls and Cameron are scheduled for surgery next week so they will be available shortly after that. 

And for those of you wondering, no-no bad kitten finally has a name. 

Baloo
From the bumbling bear in The Jungle Book
(OK so some of you were told something different but this just happened 
and mom likes it better)



Monday, August 23, 2021

Tacos

 Look what we got from Cupcake and the head peep.

A taco truck!!! 

Building inspector cat says you may be doing it wrong.




It has been generally occupied. The sous chef is kind of surly and not much help. That top front panel has come loose a couple of times already. Not sure it's been tested enough with a rowdy kitten but so far we like it. 

Monday, August 16, 2021

The Beans

 Someone dropped unweaned kittens off at the rescue 10 days ago. Luckily here was a note feeder available. However, her hours at work got weird. Since they are basically eating on their own (but oh are they messy), they came here.

Meet the beans: Chickpea (female torbie), Lima Bean (male short hair orange and white tabby) and Fava Bean (long hair orange and white tabby). 



They are set up in the panels in the living room. 

Monday, August 9, 2021

Nothing too exciting

 Aoili was spayed on Thursday so she's ready to go. She's still a little rough with the little girls but they all get along pretty well in the foster room. Cameron is a little shy so he doesn't hang out with the girls in the airlock when the door is open.



Mom is having a terrible time with a name for a certain gray kitten. He has made himself at home and everyone is pretty much ok with all the changes. 


Wednesday, August 4, 2021

downs and ups

 As it sometimes happens, we lost a kitten Monday night. Tapenade came to us with her sister Chutney off the streets without a mom cat. She never really grew but was active and eating well. Mom went in Monday evening and she had collapsed. They ran to a vet urgent care but it was better to let her go.


In other news, mom submitted articles to the Cat Writers Association contest this year and got 3 certificates of excellence for the following stories:

So you want to adopt a cat

About her ear

And she was nominated by All Pet Voices for her article A Feral Kitten Finds Her Forever Home which was written for a campaign with cuddly.com

Goldfish would say thank you for all the attention, but let's be honest, attention is not her thing. haha



Monday, August 2, 2021

It's a boy

 We suspect some of you saw this coming, but if not, mom is making it official:


This guy is staying. He just needs a new name. Mom is thinking Tahini but it may not stick. Maybe Sesame. Mom also calls him Godzilla for the way he stomps around and jumps on everyone but that a good nickname not official name for him. 

Clearly he had this figured out early on, but mom wanted to be sure the girls and Junior would be ok with him. Everyone seems to be doing remarkably well. Probably better once he is out of the stupid teenager phase. Haha

Yes, he does sleep all sprawled put like that all the time. More than once mom has stared at him making sure he is breathing.

Godzilla about to strike


Monday, July 26, 2021

Weekend report

 Mom bought us a new Love scratcher to replace the previous Christmas castle. We seem to prefer the two tiered ones so this is ours.


Mom bought a smaller one that will go in the foster room. 

Aoili is feeling much better but not always nice to the littler kittens so the goal is to try to get her spayed asap. 


The littler kittens are doing well though Chutney and Tapenade seem to be the slowest growing kittens ever!!

Gordon continues to run around the house and act like a teenager. 



Monday, July 19, 2021

New set up

 Some Aoili needed more space and the panels were only keeping the little girls in, mom did some rearranging over the weekend. 

The panels came down, quick cleaning and Aoili was introduced to the others turns out now that she feels better she's a little skittish so mom will have to work on that with her as well as Harissa. 




Turns out Tapenade and Chutney didn't need baths either. Yay!! Mom combed them out well and they look much better. 

Every is doing pretty well together. The little girls love everyone. Aoili is still figuring things out. Cameron likes to sit and watch everything. Harissa is usually near the little girls. 

Friday, July 16, 2021

Goofy boy

Someone suggested #saucygirls yesterday for the kittens. I may go with #saucygirlkittens just to be safe from the weirdos on social media.


 Gordon went to be neutered yesterday. Mom isn't sure what it is about the combination of meds this vet uses but every kitten cones back very HIGH.

Mom tried to leave him in the carrier for a while but got tired of the pitiful howling. Her first words were "stay off the stairs".

He did come back with meds for a kitty cold so he's here for a little bit longer. 

Oh....and he weighs 4 pounds!!



Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The naming....

 So everyone know we love a good theme. In this case we think we have cute names for the girls....though mom can't think of a good hashtag.

Meet Aioli


She is our newest arrival. Found by a volunteer just sitting on a hot sidewalk. Parasites, fleas and snot. Oh my. Fortunately we are just down to meds for the snot. Once she is fine with her meds she will move to the foster room.

Meet Harisa:


OK....so you've met her before. But she needed a better name. She is still hand shy - she will duck and run if you come at her directly and too quickly. But she will come over looking for attention and relaxes pretty quickly once she's caught.

Meet Chutney and Tapenade. 

Yeah....no pictures. They need a bath (again). More pictures once they are cleaned up. They are still behind the panels in the foster room but those may come down soon. They ate still pretty little but doing well. Except for that self cleaning thing but we are hoping that gets better after this next bath. 

Cameron is hanging with the girls. 

And of course Gordon has decided he lives in the house and his favorite game is dive bombing Chanel. She's thrilled (not). 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Let's see....

 One out....and one in.

Brigid was adopted this weekend, so that just leaves Taliesin at the adoption center (no, we don't know what is taking so dang long). 

Mom decided to get the name game going.

Kitten now to be known as Harisa

The little girls (who need another bath
...oh joy) are now Tapanade and Chutney. 
**if you have a good hashtag for these names, let us know

Mom was at the adoption center on Saturday when a volunteer brought in a very pitiful kitten found just sitting in the middle of a hot sidewalk. She's in a crate since she has a kitty cold but she got cleaned and and is now safe. She's pretty skinny but friendly and has a short tail. Stating with the theme: meet Aoili


Cameron is doing well. He and Harisa aren't always sure what to do with each other, but they seem to get along.

Gordon of course is loose in the house and having a grand time. He has learned to respect Ivy and Daiquiri. Chanel and Goldfish not so much....



Friday, July 2, 2021

one down

 Brigid went back to the adoption center. We have a juvenile room so she is in there with some space to run around. Danu, Alator and Herne have been adopted but Taliesin is in the room. They came face to face and there was much hissing. haha

Gordon let himself back out of the foster room again so he is hanging out in the condo. He is SO much better behaved. Being out gave him access to the girls and Chanel has made it very clear to him that his sass is not going to be allowed. Plus he spent about a week in the foster room with Brigid who kicked his butt regularly as well.

Everyone else in the foster room is doing well. Miss Spice is still hand shy and a little hissy, but she comes around pretty quickly once mom grabs her. In fact she took a nap on mom's lap earlier this week. Now to convince her that all approaches are ok. 

The little girls are eating great but still very messy so they are still behind the panels.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Newbie

 It seems to be the summer of single kittens. Mom is willing to take the risk of mixing litters so she is taking the singles that need a space. 

If you remember Carsen that we lost, meet his brother Cameron.

The trapper working in that trailer park found him about a week after Carsen passed away. She kept him for a while but he joined us on Monday so he can socialize and learn some cat skills.

He has met all the other cats. He isn't very sure about himself yet so he has been sitting back and watching the action for the past couple of days.

Brigid clearly took offense to another black cat in the foster room when he first showed up.

Brigid will be going back to the rescue this week since her spay incision looks much better. Gordon will be neutered in the next couple of weeks. Miss Spicy is doing better. She is still hand shy if mom reaches to grab her but she warms up quickly once she's caught. In fact on Monday she wiggled out of the towel and curled up on her own and took a nap on mom while purring. AWWW

Cameron is very sweet and wants to play though he hasn't had other cat exposure of his own size so he's trying to figure the whole thing out. We doubt it will take very long before he is running around with everyone else. 

The little girls continue to do well but are behind the panels for now until they grow some.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Changes

 Well, most of the Celtic Kittens went to the adoption center on Saturday. Danu's spay site was swollen so she stayed here and has a vet appointment this morning.

The foster room got cleaned and reset. Gordon is now in there and the bigger Tespo panels were made into a cube for a pair of little girls. 

Plus there is this:


Meet Spicy. Yes, based on her current personality. An adopter from the reacue foubd her. She's probably about 6 weeks old and very not sure about anything. However, mom has seen her on the cameras playing and trying to interact with Gordon. 

We've delayed a little bit introducing the little girls. They were crated while mom kept a close eyeon them to make sure they are eating and doing ok. They were a hot mess since they ate just old enough to figure things out without a mom. Which means Sunday they got a bath;


Both brown tabby, both girls,one short hair one medium. Still deciding on names. 


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Too good to last

 Well, some kitten made it OVER the panels. The good news, we get the living room back:


The bad news is there is a small gray kitten loose in the house. Not sure where he slept last night except it wasn't with mom. He could be heard running the halls occasionally but nothing bad. 


Clearly being free is hard work. 

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The boys from the Celtic Kittens go to be neutered tomorrow then up to the adoption center. Mom told the vet to just microchip the tabby boys and assign each ibe a nake since we still can't tell them apart. Hahaha

Hopefully the girls will go soon then mom can get the room back.