Friday, March 25, 2011

Voilà Les Petits Frères!

This blog is about to explode with cuteness.  We got 3 3-DAYS old kittens on wednesday.  I didn't want to have them outside their comfy area any longer than necessary, so the photos are not of great quality - I just snapped really quick shots of them as Jon was putting them back in the warm crate.  But I think everyone will agree their massive cuteness shines through!

The babies are so tiny that we're calling them the Petits.  We just named them today as we felt we've gotten to see a little bit of their personality.  However, they might have a name change if we find out some are actually girls - they're too young for the vet to determine whether they're male or female - but I'm betting they're all boys.

This is Dash, my little orange tabby - he reminds us SO much of Tigger (even the way he feeds - they're both squirmy at first and then once they're guzzling they continuously bat at the bottle) that we thought of naming him Tiggly or something, but he's shown us he is Dash.

Marcel, who is the poopiest :)

and Jasper, who has completely stolen my heart.

snuggled inside the warm crate

Also, please send us your good wishes and include the Petits in your prayers - it can be tough for these tiny babies and they ALL need to grow up healthy and strong!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Choo Twins

We had to say goodbye to the Benders (boo!) but they all found loving homes quickly (yay!).  If anyone who adopted them reads this blog we would love to hear updates/see photos of them grow up!

On to our new residents - the Choos!  They're the oldest kittens we've ever fostered, coming in at 3 months.  They currently have kitty colds so we're taking care of them for a couple weeks until they're ready for adoption.  We immediately noticed their back paws were white and thought of heels, so Jon asked me to name shoe designers until we came up with names that suited them.  They totally look like twins, except Enzo is a bit bigger and has orange eyes, while Nolo is smaller and has yellow eyes.  They're also a lot alike - very sociable, love to play, love humans, and actually like water!  They love watching running water and even like getting splashed.  And they're also super purry - touch them and purring commences.

Nolo is seriously the most aggressively affectionate cat I've ever met in my life.  I volunteer at Cat City and have met many super friendly cats who love to hug and cuddle, but Nolo takes it to another level!  Jon and I literally cannot sit down without him jumping on us, putting his paws on our chests/neck and purring away, all while kissing and licking.  And when we're standing or walking he'll follow us around, meows, and rubs against us to get us to pick him up.  The only time he leaves us is when he wants to play with Enzo or we distract him with toys, which he has a lot of fun with.  And the boy can JUMP!

Enzo, on the other hand, is a little more mellow.  He comes and sits on our legs or laps sometimes but his favorite place is a high perch in the living room.  He loves to lay on his side or back, while doing dog-like tricks to amuse us.  We really need to start taking videos of these kittens!

Showing some brotherly love

The white "heels" which inspired the names

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Flashback: My First Kitten Love

The first kitten we fostered was pure joy in feline form.  He did the most adorable, funniest things.  He learned super fast - used the litter box right away, had a very easy time with weaning, and even learned how to do tricks like high five and shake!  His meows sounded like tiny howls and cute little screeches.  I fell head over heels in love with him and wanted to adopt him on day 1.  I cried like a baby when I drove him back to PAWS to give him up for adoption.  But at least I know he went to a good home and I'll always have photo memories!  Here's my first baby, the amazing Tigger, during his first week with us (he was 3 weeks old at the time).

first time getting out of his crate, he was wobbly but determined to explore

getting bottle fed

sleeping like a little angel

how we spent lots of time together

looking curious and more alert after a few days

and right at the 4 week mark, isn't he beautiful?

Aww Tigger, I miss you so much!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ready for Adoption!

The Benders are ready to meet you!  They should be at PAWS Cat City by mid-afternoon today if you want to stop by and say hello or to take some home!  Please contact Cat City first to make sure the kittens are there, just in case there are delays.

You could be going home with Zuko, who is the first to run after a toy but also the first to jump onto a lap...

Azzy, who has the absolute cutest meow and noises we've ever heard...

Momo, one of the sweetest kittens ever...

Fun, outgoing Appa...

adorable, loving Iroh...

or the super cool Ozai!