Bones also came to us through different circumstances. He just happened to walk into my office at work out of nowhere and the office manager and I were able to trap him. He then gave me a ride to the vet to get him vetted and tested for Panleukopenia and Feline Leukemia (tested negative!) and to determine if he was tamable or not. Upon examination, he was determined to be about 6-7 weeks old and underweight. He was only one pound when I trapped him and he also had a mild URI, so there was no way he was going back out. BF met me at the vet to see the little guy and agreed that we had to bring him home. After paying the bill, we went home and set him up with a nice comfy cage and gave him some meds for 10 days until his URI cleared up. Afterward he was able to interact with our our other semi feral, Burrito and a few other fosters since he had tested negative for any transmittable diseases. He is still a bit scared and shy, but we are working on that and hope he opens up in time. From one pound underweight baby, he’s now a chubby little fluff monster.
You can see in the first couple of pictures some crust on his eyes and nose. They had actually opened up a lot more here. When he had just come into the office, his eyes were almost closed shut with all the crust around his eyes. 😦 That’s probably why I was able to trap him so easily.
this is bones right after I trapped him.
Here's a close up of Bones in the cage.
Here he is out of the cage.
These Halloween Kitties were our last litter of the season. We got a black kitty, an orange buff tabby, and the cutest calico baby. Very sadly, the little calico baby did not make it. We were heartbroken, it was our first calico kitty that we’ve fostered and she didn’t make it. We tried all we could to save her. Sometimes no matter how hard you try to save them, some don’t make it. It never gets any easier when you lose a precious baby. It’s even more hear breaking for me since I was the last one to see her alive. Her two siblings were also going downhill when we called another foster to tube feed them, she did and they got better. I always think to myself what if I would’ve quicker to call her, would that little calico baby still be here? A lot of what ifs, but I try not to think of the what ifs, that won’t help our current fosters. Her name would’ve been Sally, after Sally from Nightmare before Christmas because she had the most beautiful patches all over.
Her sister, a black kitty, we named Blair and her brother, an orange buff tabby, Samhain. They were fighters and made it through and are now super happy kitties. I wish I had a picture of when we first got Blair, but I don’t, maybe the BF does and I’ll post it up later.
Blurry, but you can see Samhain cuddling in the back with his sister Sally
Samhain getting his bottle
This was a few days after we had gotten them back
Burrito came to us through different circumstances. We were holding our usual Saturday pet fair when someone came up to us with questions about feral/semi feral kitties. People coming up to us with questions is normal considering we’re at a pet fair for kitties. I’ve read extensively about feral/hard stray kitties and was comfortable giving the lady advice on whether the kitties would be tamable or not. So we answered all her questions and she left hoping for the best. We went about the pet fair and she came back with a couple more questions, we answered them and she left again. She came back a third time, but this time to ask us if we could come by and check out the kitties and determine whether they could be tame or not. Not missing out on any chance for bottle babies, BF said yes! We exchanged information and set up a day to come over.
A couple of days later, we went to see the kittens and we were surprised by how much bigger they were than we had thought (and hoped), but we took them anyway.
There was three kittens initially, but we were left with just Burrito for medical reasons and because he was the only one that seemed to be taming down any. Unfortunately, the other two kitties had to be released, but they are being well cared for. BF actually got a job where the kitties were released and feeds them everyday. So he sees them almost every day. He’s also been put in charge of TNRing the feral colony there.
So, without further ado, here’s Burrito! He’s cute, but feisty!
BF holding Burrito
This is our newest foster Bombshell, we’ve now been renamed Toona. We picked her up on May 9th from another foster who was going on a business trip.
She was under socialized and would bite and scratch as soon as she was picked up. She was not very affectionate and a little destructive. We’ve been working with her and now she’s well socialized and plays well with her foster mates. She likes to cuddle and runs up to me to cuddle. She’s doing better about being handled and held, but still has some kittentude. She is a feisty one and likes to play rough. She likes to dish it, but can’t take it sometimes. LOL.
just after her spay surgery
cuddle time with foster daddy
a little blurry but thought it was so cute
you can see her bulls eye real wel
cuddle time with her foster mate Butterscotch
nap time on the big pillow
Second litter of the season – these babies are 2.5 weeks old. They are the hard candies!
Butterscotch and Pez
this is my box!
Butterscotch and her box
Licorice & Butterscotch
excuse my wide foot
As mentioned before, we got our first litter of kittens and we’ve gone with the Ninja theme to identify them. There are 4 black cuties and 1 Siamese, 3 boys and 2 girls.
Here they are!
Blues & Grey Girl
round table of nom noms
Kitten season has begun, well it started a while ago, but we just got our first batch of pre-wean kittens on Saturday. We got a litter of 5, 2 week old kittens; 4 black ones with subtle difference and 1 Siamese; 3 girls and 2 boys. They are cute as can be with their ears still folded a bit and no teeth yet. They mainly eat, poop, and sleep all day.
We’ve been trying to get pictures of them, but it’s nearly impossible to take pictures of black kitty cats and the Siamese is moving too much. We will try again tonight, we don’t want to miss any opportunities to take as many pictures as possible.
Will update with pictures soon!