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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

More Foster Kittens!

Can you believe it?! We acquired four more foster kittens last Wednesday afternoon. These four were born under somebody's deck and they managed to catch them to bring them into the shelter. All four are black and look just like Raven. There are two males and two females and I haven't named them yet so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I was thinking of using Star Wars names for them - Luke, Leia, Amidala and Anakin, but I'm open to suggestions.


As usual, Uncle Munchkin has taken to his job with ease and spends the majority of his day kittensitting. He's in seventh heaven right now.



Sorry for the crummy photos. The sun coming through the sliding glass door creates a harsh glare and that door is filthy! Dixie and Bandit love to put their muddy paws on it - I've given up trying to keep it clean.

Raven and Magpie were a little tweaked with the new kittens invading their territory but they've settled down quite a bit and now play with them. These kittens were scared half to death when they came in and did a lot of hissing, spitting and swatting at first so I just left them in the crate and set the crate in the bathtub in the bathroom and gave them food, water and a little box and peeked in on them. The first 24 hours they would scramble back to the crate whenever I would open the door. After 36 hours, I left the door to the bathroom open so they could venture out into the hallway. Within 48 hours they had figured out how to climb over the barrier and had joined Raven and Magpie in the great room so we just blocked off the area around the wood stove near the sliding door and let them roam wherever they want to. They're making progress on taming down so hopefully we got them early enough to get them tamed down enough to be adoptable.

UPDATE: The shelter just called to let me know they picked out names for the kittens. They are Blackberry and Inky for the females and Black Jack and Soot for the males.




10 comments:

Lin said...

Aw, gees, they are so cute! And that Munchkin!! What a guy!! I still can't get over how sweet he is with the babies. :)

Split Rock Ranch said...

Lin: We're astounded, too! Munchkin absolutely loves "his" kittens!

Pricilla said...

How precious. I agree with Lin!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Munchkin has his work cut out for him (as do you!) - but I have the feeling that he doesn't mind, at all.

Ann said...

aw, what Lin said :) Sounds like they adjusted quite nicely to the new surroundings.

Split Rock Ranch said...

Pricilla: Thanks! I agree with Lin, too.
Sparkle: Yes, the kittens are a lot of work but none of us mind!
Ann: They have adjusted surprisingly quickly and nicely to their new foster home. It makes it so much easier on everyone when that happens.

Thank you everyone for your visits and your comments!

Dashery Jewelry said...

Aww! I'm really impressed by your Mr Mom cat too!

Split Rock Ranch said...

Dashery: Thank you! Isn't he awesome?!

Anna said...

Paige they're adorable! I don't know how you foster...fall in love & have to give them back! You're amazing!

Split Rock Ranch said...

Sometimes it is extremely difficult to foster and then let them go when the time comes. I'm still struggling with letting little Jellybean go out of the last batch of fosters!