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Monday, May 9, 2011

New Foster Kittens!

We have new fosters kittens! Last Wednesday we picked up three little eight week old kittens - all dilute orange tabby males. Eli, Elmo and Elton are their names.

Here are the three of them - for some reason they insisted on sleeping on the toilet seat - go figure.
It is Elton in the back, Elmo in the middle and Eli in the front. Its hard to tell them apart just looking at them so the shelter put different colored collars on them with their names written on them. We're learning to tell them apart by personality though. They are probably the sweetest, friendliest litter of kittens we've ever fostered.

Eli is quiet and reserved, a bit shy, but he loves people and is perfectly content to sit in one of our laps and purr. Or he's happy laying on the sheepskin rug in Jim's office. Elton, on the other hand, has earned the nickname "Mountain Goat" or "MG" because he climbs everything. He can't sit still; he has to be on the move and exploring everywhere. He's learned that the dogs are fun to play with but I think he's getting tired of getting a bath when playing with them. Annie, my Aussie, loves to lay down with Elton between her paws, licking and licking and licking on him. And little Elmo is in between. Sometimes he's content to lay in one place and nap and other times he's off with Elton playing.

Today I was taking photos of some new fleeces and I got some really good pics of Elmo playing on the back of the chair.

But soon it was nap time for little Elmo.


Janiss said...
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Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

They are adorable! I'm glad my human does not live anywhere near those kittens!

randomcreative said...

Too precious!!

Joy said...

Aieeeee! They are TOO cute! :D I keep counting down the days until our lease runs out, and we can move into a place that allows pets. I miss my kitties terribly.

Daisy said...

Ah, what sweet little kittehs!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

They are a beautiful color!

Split Rock Ranch said...

Sparkle: Is it possible that I detect just a hint of jealousy?!

Randomcreative: Aren't they?!

Joy: Oh I hope you can get a kitty again soon! I wouldn't be able to bear not having my kitties and my pups with me!

Daisy: Thank you - we love them! Soft purrs to you!

Sharkbytes: Aren't they? I love their coloring. It is very difficult to tell them apart by looks though!

Lin said...

Oh! I want some foster kitties at MY house!! I'm thinking that I'll do that someday too. You have totally inspired me. :)

Split Rock Ranch said...

Lin: It really is so much fun to foster the kittens. It can be a lot of work but it is so rewarding. And, it can be a "try before you buy" kinda deal if you're "in the market" for a kitty. We've fostered somewhere between 35 and 40 kittens over the past 3.5 years and we've only adopted two - Lalo and Precious (my calico). Some people think it would be too hard to let them go when the time came but it gets easier and easier. That being said, there are some that tug at your heartstrings more than others.

Emma Springfield said...

I just thought I would say hello. I have been remiss about leaving comments even though I stop by often. The older cat protecting the younger is a precious picture.