Monday, September 18, 2023

Updates has been slacking.

Apricot and Fog are at a partner store waiting to be adopted. Lychee is being spayed today.

The Italian city kittens are doing well. Palermo have mom a scare last week but 12 hours later was acting like nothing happened. 

Mom deep cleaned, disinfected and reset the foster room and they have been loving the space to run around and play.

Boba has jumped the gate a couple of times to check them out, but she is rude and growly so mom ends up kicking her out fairly quickly.

Everyone else is doing well. The weather cooled off some so we are enjoying open windows and fresh air.

Friday, September 8, 2023

Baby jail

 First, thank you for the kind words on social media. If you didn't see it, Mondavi of the Italian city kittens passed away on Wednesday.


The other little kittens are still in the playpen. It will be a few more days before they get into the foster room. Movibg other kittens around and need to deep clean.

In the meantime, to give them more space, mom attached tespo panels. Asti climbed the playpen and escaped. 

After several attempts, mom couldn't get the top completely blocked off. 

But wait....what about the large crate? And why has THAT never occurred to get before.

And the kittens said: the crate is square, the playpen is round. We can escape. So much for baby jail 2.0 now there is a panel in the far corner. Hopefully that works (don't hold your breath).

Monday, August 28, 2023

Weekend report

 Things are pretty good here. The weather is cooling at least a little bit so that leads to open windows (with our screen inserts to avoid accidents).

 The fruit girls are doing well. Fig and Apricot are ready to go and on Petfinder. Just need space in a store. Lychee is finally big enough she can be spayed when the rescue has a spot.

Fig (back) and Apricot

Daiq and a kitten looking for
leftovers from breakfast


The little Italian city kittens are doing pretty good. Mom has changed their diet a couple of times hoping to get more calories in them. So far so good but mom still worries about them. They are being more active and playful so that's a good sign.

The hope is to move them maybe this week and give them a little more space. 

Monday, August 21, 2023

Names and things


Boba Tea Rex

Fig and Apricot are going to be spayed today. Lychee took longer to gain weight so she'll go in a couple of weeks. The girls will come back for a few days then go to a partner store for adoption.

Mom put a poll up on Instagram & Facebook (make sure to follow us) asking for help naming the new little kittens. They are now 5ish weeks old. They are eating on their own but they are very messy and only interested in canned food so far so it gets everywhere. 

Normally we would try to leave kittens with their mom. But this entire colony, though they have a caregiver, is in rough shape. Their mom and her sister are both trap savvy and hard to catch. But their mom was looking very thin so a decision was made to pull the kittens and the rescue did manage to trap her so she is now spayed. Her sister is next on the list and then there will only be a couple boys left as far as we know.

Since we know they are related to the Italian dessert kittens, we decided to go with Italian cities. (Yes they need another bath - but they are also little and messy so that stay clean for about 90 seconds).

Tortie girl

Orange and white boy

Darker orange boy

Lighter orange boy

They are currently in the play pen but will hopefully get an upgrade when the girls go to the store. 

Monday, August 14, 2023

Blink and it repeats

 The rescue has been trying to help a lady with outdoor cats at her home. A lot of the adultshabe been caught but not all of them yet. Some of trap savvy which makes it hard. This is the spot where the Italian dessert kittens came from.

Well their mom and her sister hadn't yet been caught. The rescue discovered that they both had another litter of kittens. One of the adults has been caught and is being spayed today. Those kittens are now here with us. They keep trying for the other mom. 

These kittens aren't quite as sick as the other kittens. But they do have crusty eyes. Their mom is pretty skinny but hopefully can now focus on caring for herself.

Meet the newbies: 3 boys and 1 girl. Still working on a name theme. They all weigh about a pound which is pretty good. Just need to keep an eye on their eyes and weight.

Monday, July 31, 2023

Thank goodness for the air lock

 The fruit girls are enjoying being in the foster room. Mostly. They give mom a hard time in the mornings and demand freedom. To which mom says: not a chance. While it's nice the are people friendly, it makes it difficult to work. They get some time out in the evenings though and they spent most of the with house privileges. 

Thankfully they aren't quite tall enough to get over the gate so the inside door can be open without escapees.

Katie asked about their whiskers - they are starting to grow back and in fact Fig has a couple that have grown out. 



Apricot & Lychee

The girls do love those squeeze up treats

Monday, July 24, 2023

Switch back

 Mario and Luigi go back to the shelter today. They are doing very well and will hopefully get adopted quickly.

That means the girls will go back into the foster room which we are sure they will enjoy. They have been getting time out loose in the house, but they make work harder for mom so it will be nice for them to have more space during the day when they get a time out. 




They are all very sweet though Fig is the more independent of the three. They love toys and seem to be having fun with Boba though she can be a little rough on them (not intentionally - she's just bigger and plays hard).

Attack of Boba-saurus Rex

Still need to get some weight on them before surgery so they will be here for a little bit longer.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Weekend report

 Its been a week.

A good friend of mom's had a tornado hit her house so she's been supporting her from a distance as things settle in. She and her cats are ok but the rest is going to take time to fix.

We got a couple of older kittens from the shelter for a couple of weeks as they recover from colds. They are in the foster room since they are bigger. Meet Luigi (white markings) and Mario (all brown).

The little girls moved to a play pen in the living room since they are smaller. 

Someone asked on our last post about their whiskers. They ate like people hair or finger nails. They will grow out and then grown more. They already are a little bit longer.

Mom spent Saturday working on her desk area.

Sunday she let the little girls out to play. They had a good time running around. Though not too sure how they felt about being chased by Boba.

She found the open door.
Not sure she would be happy if it 
was zipped shut though. Haha

Monday, July 10, 2023

New kittens

 Gelato and Biscotti are at a partner store waiting (impatiently no doubt) for their family to show up. We will keep you posted.

In the meantime, the rescue did a little shuffling so we have kittens here that were bottle fed and then with another foster and are now here. There are actually 4 siblings, but their brother is being adopted by a good friend of the head of the rescue so he is living with them.




Meet the fruit girls. They are all very sweet and very playful. Mom did notice that all of them are missing their whiskers. After some investigation, turns out their brother has all of his whiskers. So we know who the viewer was in the family. Haha

Lychee is about 6 ounces lighter than her sisters. Most fosters with any experience will tell you there is always that one that has to be different. Mom is keeping an eye on their weights but she is acting normal so no worries. 

Boba has been in to play with them but is going to get herself banned if she doesn't start being a little more gentle. She is bigger and plays harder and we don't think she realizes it.

Monday, July 3, 2023

Boba Tea

 First an update: Mochi is doing great. She loves her new family, including the dog, and especially her new BFF Luna. 

In other news, Tiramisu & Zeppolli are now at a partner store looking for their forever homes. Biscotti and Gelato are being neutered today.

But on to the big news: Boba is now an official Random Feline.

We know some of you won't be surprised. We know others might. It certainly wasn't planned but there were a lot of factors that went into it. The biggest one being she fits in well with the rest of us and mom loves her - even when she is being rotten. 

Monday, June 26, 2023

The orange is strong

 OK so we all hear the one about orange cats sharing one brain cell. Pretty sure Zep and Gelato have gotten out of line. Biscotti is pretty good but those other two....




Poor Tiramisu and Boba

Monday, June 19, 2023

Weekend report

 Well the weather was nice for a few days with the windows open. Mom says summer has arrived so the cold air machine is on and the windows are officially closed. 

The rescue has decided to start doing spay or neuter surgeries at 12 weeks. The kittens are a little bigger and it allows us to have the vet give their rabies vaccine before being adopted. 

Everyone is out during the day now. Zeppolli escaped over the air lock on Thursday night. He and Tiramisu both escaped during tge day on Friday. Saturday mom started letting them out during the day only. They will still sleep in the foster room. 

Fortunately they have each other so they are mostly leaving the adults alone. 






Wednesday, June 14, 2023

More Dessert

 We had visitors for a week. The shelter needed a pair of kittens to be fostered. They came in whike the vet was on vacation so it was literally just a week. The shelter named them Marge (tabby) and Homer (black). They are headed back today for surgery and adoption.

Since the dessert kittens are in the foster room, these two ended up in a playpen in the living room. Boba was confused:

The dessert kittens are doing well. Gelato got the clearance from the vet for vaccines and to be adopted. The rescue has decided to start holding kittens until 12 weeks to get a rabies vaccine at the time of surgery. 

So they will be here for a few more weeks.