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Monday, October 11, 2010

The Basket Babies

Wicker, Cane, and Reed
A lady walked into Petsmart in August with a white wicker basket with a cloth over it.  Under the cover were three adorable kittens that she found under her porch. She wanted to know how to take care of these 3 to 4 week old kittens, although she'd never had a cat before.  When we told her all the things she needed to do - mixing formula, bottle feeding every four hours around the clock, heating pads, litter training, and on and on - her eyes started to glaze over and she wisely surrendered them to Heartland. I quickly volunteered to take them.  All three are males, and I named them Wicker, Cane, and Reed after the basket they came in.  Since they were so young, I bottle-fed them for a few weeks before introducing them to canned and dry kitten food.  They're all very friendly, loving, and active.  They're not shy at all and run up to me to say hello and crawl on me. They sleep with me and love to burrow under the covers at night.  I'm trying to teach them that my feet with socks on are connected to my body and are not cat toys.  The dark gray tabby is Wicker, the gray and white in the middle is Cane, and the black and white is Reed.  They've all been neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, dewormed, and tested negative for feline leukemia and aids. Wicker was adopted a couple weeks ago, but Cane and Reed are still looking for their forever home.  DOB  7-17-10.   Wicker  #6993 BB.  Cane  #6991 BB.   Reed  #6992 BB.