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Sunday, November 28, 2010


This is Maizy.  She's about 3 months old and is adopted, but I'm keeping her for a couple extra weeks for her new mom.  Doesn't she look like a little angel?  She was a little shy when I first got her as a stray, but she's really come out of her shell and is learning how to be a cat from watching the other cats.  She plays with the other kittens, Cane and Reed.  She also plays and wrestles with the older cats and doesn't seem intimidated at all.  She's got spunk.

 John was laying on the sofa and Maizy was laying on the back when John started teasing her with his foot.  Maizy started being a cat and went in for the kill.

Every time I pick Maizy up, I'm surprised at how light she is.  She's fluffy with her longer hair and you just expect her to be heavier because she looks bigger than she is.

Her new mom is going to love her.  She's a great kitten and will be a very loving companion - really.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Evan and Jen





Evan making his 1st kill
These are my youngest kittens, Evan and Jen.  Brother and sister brown tabbies that were found in the yard of one of our other foster moms, Angie, who fosters dogs.  I had the nursery open and took them.  There's no such thing as an ugly kitten, and these two are a perfect example.  They're just adorable.  I know I say that about every kitten and cat I get, but when you spend so much time with any animal, they become cuter and more special.  Since they were only a few weeks old when I got them, I bottle fed them formula, then a slurry I make of formula, baby rice cereal, and canned kitten food.  I have a couple bottle nipples that I've cut the top off of so the thick mixture can easily be sucked by the kittens.  They love it so much, I have to make sure they don't get too much at a time.  After a week or so of that, they graduate to canned mixed with Royal Canin BabyCat dry food, then to dry food with a couple servings of canned a day.  Everybody eats well at my house.

Evan is slightly darker in color than Jen.  She has more white on her face and chest and has four white paws.  Tonight they were paroled from the nursery, the walk-in-closet, and let into the bedroom.  They were so excited to be let out.  They were running all over the place and chasing each other.  Sure made it hard to take pictures.  I was so entertained watching them that I missed so many photo ops of their antics.  These are the best I got.  They're about 6 weeks old now and will get their testing and spay/neuter in about three weeks.  Then, they'll be ready for adoption - just in time for Christmas.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sundance & Etta Adopted

Sundance / Sebastian

Sundance and Etta are sibling I got when they were just a few days old.  I bottle fed them for 5-6 weeks, which is one reason they're so friendly.  I was their mama.   They were lucky enough to be adopted together a few weeks ago by a wonderful couple, Julie and Jeff.  Julie recently sent me pictures of my babies.  They've been renamed Sebastian and Zoey and are growing so fast. This is them before adoption.  They were truly great kittens.  Very loving and playful.

Sorry these pictures and copy are so out of whack.  Blogger is not a very user-friendly program.  I put them one way in the draft window and they're completely different when published and I can't seem to fix this one.  Aaarrggghh!

Kung Fu Sundance

Etta / Zoey

Sebastian and Zoey

This is Sebastian and Zoey as they are today in their new home with Julie and Jeff.  Thanks, Julie, for sending me the pictures.  She said they're the light of their lives.   I can relate to that.  I don't know what people who don't have cats do.  Sometimes I wish there wasn't so many of them here so I could give more time to each one, but I can't imagine only having a few of them. Being a foster mom means having a constant supply of kittens and being able to share them with other people when they're old enough.  It also means providing a home for the kittens who don't get adopted and grow into cats.  I already think of them as mine, anyway.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cane, Reed & Maizy

The gray basket baby, Wicker, got adopted very quickly, but for some reason, Cane and Reed are still at my house.  Wish I could be sorry about that, but they're the sweetest little guys.  They follow me around and are always on us when we watch TV.  A few weeks ago, I turned to take a tiny step and Cane stuck his paw under my foot so quickly, there was nothing I could do.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.  I accidentally stepped on his paw and broke/dislocated a toe.  Poor little guy.  He was limping so pitifully.  I took him to the vet, and she put a splint on his paw and a cool blue bandage.  In no time, he was batting pom-pom balls on the hardwood floor with his splint.  When another cat would come to take it away, Cane would bop him on the head with his new weapon.  John called him Gimpy.  You could tell when he was around the kitchen, because he would tap-tap-tap as he walked.  Neither the splint not the broken toe kept him from doing anything he did before.  He still jumped up on things and then jumped down from them.  After his second x-ray, I was able to take the splint off today after three weeks.  Kittens heal very quickly.

I just got my new Kindle 3 a couple weeks ago and have been reading when I should be doing other things.  It's a big improvement over the K2.  The other night I was reading on the bed, and found myself with lots of company.  I used my cell phone to call John in the family room to bring the camera.  These are four of my six youngest fosters.  Two littlest kittens are in the nursery  - a large walk-in-closet in this bedroom..  From the left are Reed, then Lucy the dog, Cane, leaning against Lucy, Maizy, and Ebony. I've had Maizy a couple weeks and she has a new home already.  The day I took Maizy in to get her spay package, the vet's daughter's teacher called her to see if she knew of a long-haired kitten to adopt.  As a matter of fact.....   So, Marcy, the vet, called me to see if Maizy was up for adoption.  The teacher's mom is adopting little Maizy after Thanksgiving, so I get to play with her a little longer.

       Maizy trying to sleep.

Cane was sleeping with his head resting against Lucy's back.