Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Oh look


One of the rescue volunteers spent Monday chasing this little guy around a yard to keep him away from a big dog. No sign of a mom or siblings. They kept him overnight and dropped him off here yesterday morning. 

He's too little to be tested and he seems to have a cold so he is on his own in the crate for a while. He is a little nervous but no doubt will come around in no time. 

The woman who first saw him and contacted the neighbor made name suggestions: meet Gordon

Monday, May 10, 2021

So long as you are comfy

 When Morrigan and the kittens first arrived, mom stacked some clean blankets on a shelf to use if needed. They were still there until the other day when one kitten climbed up and knocked the blankets to the floor. 

Friday, May 7, 2021

Really Morrigan??

a post by the mom

I've talked before about the set up of the foster room. Due to just general space restrictions in 980 square feet of condo, I converted the dining room I never use into my foster space. To close it off I bought 3 screen doors and screwed them together. It works pretty well....most of the time. 

Wednesday night after my shift at the rescue, I came home and about an hour later heard growling near the door into the foster space. I looked over expecting to see one of my cats standing near the door. Oh no - Morrigan had managed to pull the door IN and got it open enough that she and all five kittens were standing in the airlock space created by the exercise pen. Everyone was herded back inside and I starting using the lock I put on the door when I was fostering Soda.

Morrigan decided to take the challenge and then started using the cubes to jump to the top of the doors. Seriously??? Fine - I moved the cubes to the other side of the room. That didn't stop her. Several times between 9pm and 11pm she jumped up. She came into the main house once but after that would jump back into the foster room with the kittens.

I did text the rescue asking if there was surgery space today thinking I could get her spayed and then up to the rescue for the weekend. No luck. There is an open spot on Tuesday. My plan Wednesday night in my frustration was to take her up to the rescue and she would have to stay there until Tuesday and then go to the adoption floor after being spayed.

Of course, if an effort to screw with me, she stopped jumping after a while last night and didn't do it on Thursday. She may still have to go back but for now she is good in the room (for those curious, my cats tend to be ok with foster cats, but I don't want to take the risks that either one of them or Morrigan will start something that results in someone getting hurt).

Monday, May 3, 2021

Not quite big enough

 The plan was to try to get collars on one of the tabby boys and one of the girls. Turns out they aren't quite big enough. The tabby boys don't quite look alike but they are very hard to tell apart.

The girls are hard to identify as they are moving around. One of them does have a white locket 9n her chest so that helps....but you had to catch them to check.

And then there is the boy with his tail light.

About the Kitty Kasa behind Taliesin - that is duct tape you see. The cubes all have a cut out cat face. A foster we follow on Instagram had one of her foster kittens get a leg stuck in the cutout. The kitten was fine but it made mom worry so she covered them up. They also has bern turned backwards but are now turned around so they can be used now that the kittens are bigger.