Thursday, January 22, 2015

The kitten's time at Casa de Gato has come to an end


As I mentioned on Monday I had someone come to the house to take a look at the kittens.  They were looking for just one kitty, not thinking that they could responsibly take two. I gave them my 'spiel' of why two kittens are better, and said I respect their decision if they feel they can only take one. I left them alone in the kitten room for a while to let them get to know the kittens. They were all initially a bit freaked by the newcomers into their territory, but with our chatting and some encouragement from toys, they came out much quicker than I had expected.  Formerly feral kittens tend to have a hard time with change.  Tawny was the first one out.

They had originally come to see Lena, but with my thinking she would be better with a friend and their limitation of only being able to adopt one, and Tawny's fierce adorableness.. well hopefully you can see where this is going.  They left that night without being sure, but the next day I got a message that they were going to adopt her. I can't blame them in the least, Tawny is pretty awesome. I think she will do okay as an only kitten.

Now we have a more pressing need to get these kittens in to be neutered, so I sent another message to the shelter and they have a opening for them today, so I will be bringing them back this morning.  I doubt they will be coming back to me, so last night was my last night with them. I walked into the room and they were all 'oh love me love me pat me pat me' but probably because they were out of food. I brought the camera down with me in hopes of getting a few more good photos of them for adoption cards, but these guys would NOT sit still.. after feeding them I had them running around and leaping for almost two hours.. it was crazy..

I finally got another good snuggle in with Lena, and when she was done I left to go edit photos and blog.  A huge part of me doesn't want them to go, but the practical side of me that not only knows it is beyond their time, but knows they have entered that crazy, into everything, so much energy if you could harness it you could power the world phase, and with them all in that one room it is just too much mayhem. I'm really surprised they haven't broken something yet *knockwood*

So here are the pictures from last night..


Lena is looking a bit ragged these days.  It is tough being a long haired kitten as they need to lose their kitten fur for their real coat to come in.. I've been combing her regularly but even still there is a lot of fur laying about the kitten room.



Good luck sweet kittens. I wish you well


9 comments:

  1. Lena could be a sister to my Maine Coon like girl when she was a kitten - I called her crazy fur because her hair was wild - she is the most beautiful cat ever.

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  2. I love what you do... it takes so much to part with them. :)

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  3. Thank you, Connie, for doing what you do. With your help, the kittens have come a long way and I hope they all find loving homes. Great pictures.

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  4. They are so adorable, especially Lena. I can tell this bunch is especially hard to let go.

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  5. We're so glad Tawny has found a home. We purr that the others will find one too. We'll miss them.

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  6. good luck kittens!!! concats to Tawny and her new family!! love the flying kittens pictures

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  7. Such darling photos.

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  8. This is such an especially adorable group! Paws up to Tawny already finding her own family. Lena and the others are going to find a purrrfect forever home, too, as hard as it was to let (especially) her go.

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  9. They're going to have amazing lives -- and seriously, it's all because of what you have done for them! We have no idea how you are able to say goodbye over and over again - we know it must be hard, being a foster mom is just the most giving and unsung role...! Thank you for doing this!

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