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Saturday, November 19, 2011

New Kitten!

We haven't had foster kittens for a couple of months here and I was having kitten withdrawals. A couple of weeks ago our daughter called asking if we could please take this tiny little kitten that had been found at our son's house. My daughter-in-law found this little kitten almost frozen stiff in their yard so she brought her into the house and laid her on towels on zip-lock bags filled with warm water. Our son-in-law went and picked the kitten up from them (my son is allergic to cats so they could not keep her.) We met our daughter and her husband halfway and picked up the kitten. She is adorable. She was maybe four weeks old at the time and I was afraid that she might not make it. But, she took to the bottle right away and is now eating semi-solid foods and growing like crazy. She was 13.1 ounces when we got her and she now weighs 1 pound 2 oz as of tonight. We named her Emma Lea - she has two "M"s on her forehead so I wanted a name with two Ms in it.

Just look at the beautiful mackerel tabby markings on this little girl!
And look at this adorable little tummy!!
I have an old alpaca slipper that our foster kittens always love to snuggle in. Emma loves it, too!

7 comments:

Michelle said...

She is so cute and I love all of your photos. It always gives me such a great feeling to see an animal get such a wonderful start!!!

Pricilla said...

Oh she is precious. I like her little white boots

Lin said...

Awww, that slipper is sorta like her Mommeh! :) I like the name. And as always, I love that you are so kind as to take in fosters. I really hope to do that someday.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

She has a very sweet face.

Split Rock Ranch said...

Michelle: Thank you. I see on your blog that you also have some bottle babies! So glad yours are doing so well.

Pricilla: I love her little white boots and her white tuxedo. I love tabby cats and if they have some "chrome" I love them even more! She really is quite precious. We adore her.

Lin: Yes, the slipper has been a surrogate "Mommeh" to lots of foster kittens over the years. I think this little girl is going to stay with us. I didn't enter her into the foster program at the shelter so we will get her spayed when the time comes and keep her here with us. I hope you get to foster kittens some day. It is so rewarding and really helps them get off to a much better start in life and better prepares them for their new furever homes.

Sharkbytes: Doesn't she though? Thank you!

Rose said...

She is really precious! The two M's are too adorable. So glad that she's doing well. Have fun with her. :)

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Lucky little girl - I am so glad your family rescued her! She is adorable, and I bet she grows up into a gorgeous young ladycat.