November 1st 2011 7:09 pm
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Today is a bittersweet day in our house. The Magnificent 7 went to the shelter today. We had 7 foster kitties that we were raising because they were too young to go to the shelter. Their Mother was a neighborhood feral cat that got hit by a car on our street. Their Mother was also the Mother of our Percy, Ivan, Roni, Maedia and Skittles. We had set traps for her for three summers to get her spayed but she would never trip the trap, no matter what we used for bait. She was one street smart Mama!
Anyway...we had called the shelter and they would not take them because they were so young. They want them to be at least 8 weeks old and over 2lbs. So, of course, we brought them in our house. They were a lot of work, but it was very rewarding to see them thrive and flourish. They grew bigger and stronger each day and we marveled as their little personalities developed. One was a neck snuggler,draping itself over your shoulders. One was a toy thief, carrying off little mice with 6 siblings chasing it around the room. One was a leg climber, good thing it was not shorts weather! One reminded Mom of the Tribbles from Star Trek!
Mom would barricade the upstairs hallway and let them out to play and run around. They would chase balls and each other the whole length of our house. I would stand at the top of the steps and keep watch. Boy, they sure were amusing.
So I will miss those little cuties. I like having little ones in the house. They weren't supposed to mix with us, because they had not been tested for any illnesses, but Mom couldn't seem to stop me. I was just too nosy!
They went to a shelter which is not a no-kill. We do not have a no-kill in our county and the out of county ones are not accepting kittens from other counties because they are crowded. The shelter they went to does move alot of kittens, they have more trouble adopting out older cats. They also place their cats and kittens at Petco and Petsmart and hold lots of adoption events; so they have an excellent chance for adoption. But please give a little purr that they find loving forever homes.
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Purring those kittens find furever homes.
ewe betcha buddy, we will purr R veree hardest that each N everee one oh de kittehs finds a good forever loving home; high paws N headbonks...ouch...two yur mom for takin them in in de furst place....de blessings oh st francis two ewe all...
We are purring for the kittens to find their forever home! You and your Mom did a good thing and especially taking them to a no kill shelter...
Purrs from an Elderwise kitty who lived in a bottom cage at a rescue...and now has a home.
Many purrs from us that these babies already have good loving homes. Mom members our kitten days and how she tried not to cry when someone was coming to view us for adoption, then how much fun it was keep and raise us all together.
I am sorry, just catching up on diaries.
You know I will keep my eyes on these sweeties. I am purring that they will find loving forever homes.