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Monday, July 20, 2009

Foster Kittens - Update

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).

19 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Precious times three! They are just so cute and I hope all three find wonderful furever homes! It'd be wonderful if your daughter can adopt Lily!

tahtimbo said...

They are just so cute. I would find it hard to part with them. Question: if you really fall in,love with one of the kittens, do you have the option of keeping them? I know nothing about fostering and I am just curious.

Hollyrocks said...

I really admire that you open your home up to these animals until they can get into something permanent. Will it be tough giving them up? Lily is a cutie (well they all are really), I can see why your daughter wants to keep her so badly.

N3r3N said...

Aww soooo cuteeeeeee.

storybeader said...

so cute! Are those blue eyes? Sweet!

Melissa said...

They are so sweet. I am allergic to cats, but we had a stray leave kittens in our bushes. We have been feeding them, and socializing the local shelter here is no help though, at all, very sad. Anyway we found the little girl a home, and the little boy is starting to socialize much better, so hopefully he will find a home soon. Great job,

Michelle said...

They are absolutely gorgeous! When we foster again we will always get them in "sets". Every time we took one at a time we kept it because it was just so alone. That is a big part of why we have seven. My husband gets so attached.
Maria Michelle

Daisy said...

They are all so adorable! At our local shelter, they will spay the girls at 3# and neuter the boys at over 2#. It's amazing how quickly they recover!

Sandy said...

Great pictures, but me and my allergies (which are really flaring bad right now), just don't need to think about animals in the house again.

Do you bottle feed them?

Sandy
traveling suitcase

Sandy said...

Yesterday I was using my newly learned code to leave links in my comments without a problem, today it seems to only produce 404 error. I've rechecked it about 10 times and it seems to be correct. ?? Do you know if it has to do with individual bloggers not accepting html code in their comment spaces?

Anyway, since you don't have url and name activated was trying to leave you link instead cut and paste url, sorry

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Sandy

Mom said...

I want that white one. Please please please.

Oh... wait... my husband would probably divorce me if I brought another cat home.

*pout*

Tim said...

I so miss having cats. I use to have the best cat ever. These three are all just so beautiful and hopefully someone will adopt more than one as we did (when we got our cats long ago) so they arent seperated.

Thanks for the thoghts and prayers for our Bogey!

Im following you now!

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Lucky Lady said...

omg they are so cute how can you not want them all i bet lily stays there

earthtoholly.com said...

They are all so gorgeous, but there's something about Lily... How good of you to foster!

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

they are tooooo cute...must be hard to give them up when the time comes...

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Thank you SO much for helping these darling kitties. I'd love to take them all home with me but hubby is allergic (I cried when i found out we couldn't have any more cats, lol).
You are doing such wonderful work, thank you!

Wendy said...

so cute! :)

Nancy said...

They are soooo adorable! Is Lilly Siamese? They must be really young if they are still suckling. It would be so great to get a "kitten fix" from time to time, but, I still don't think I could give them up!

lynn in NJ said...

Oh Bren the kittens are adorable. WAAAAA I want a kitty.

Love ya

Lynn