I waited until the kittens were sleeping to get some "non-action shots" of them. Above is Axel (left) Julian (right) and Lily (back). Axel is the coolest steel grey color with black ears, legs and tail and the most beautiful green eyes. Julian is a darker grey color all over with blue/green eyes. Julian is a lover boy - he will climb to my shoulder and purr like crazy. He adores attention. I think they're missing their momma because I gave them one of my alpaca slippers and they lay on it kneading and purring and suckling. Thank goodness they have each other because I think it would be a lot more difficult for them if they were by themselves.
Someone asked if we are responsible for finding homes for the foster kittens. The answer is NO! The shelter takes care of everything: food, litter, vet bills and advertising. My only job is to feed, water and socialize the kittens. So, we get our kitten fix (we forget in between foster kittens how much fun it is to play with them) and the shelter frees up space for cats that are already adoptable. The kittens need to be at least two to three pounds before the vets will spay or neuter them. Several vets in the county offer services to the shelter at a discounted rate and only one vet in the county will spay or neuter them before they are three pounds (our vet, and he's awesome!)
I managed to get another shot of Lily that isn't an "action shot". Here you can see her beautiful blue eyes and her coloring better. She is such a sweetheart. She loves to play with her brothers and the other cats but she also loves to snuggle and lay in your lap. She will roll over on her back and want you to scratch and rub her belly. Our daughter and her boyfriend have fallen in love with Lily and want us to hold her until they get a place of their own. We'll see how it all works out. I'm sure Lily will have a home in a heartbeat as soon as she gets back to the shelter (if she doesn't end up staying here).