Monday, July 29, 2013

New additions to the Foster Room

So at BlogPaws Bernadette drew a photo of Odilia and raised some funds for the shelter.  Bernadette provided me with a copy of the image and I had it printed on canvas.  I ran across a buy one get one free sale so I had two made and Amy Jo bought one and here hangs the other..

I also hung the painting I won at the shelter's kitten shower as well.  I think they look really nice there..

Speaking of things in the kitten room, I couldn't really face seeing Trevor in there with out Odi, and since he and The Spitters were of size...

and so I brought them back to the shelter.. They will be neutered and will go up for adoption if they haven't already.  Good lucky sweet kitties..

and since this is a post about new additions..

Um.. hello?


Yup, it is official, we are on Kitten Watch..  Kitten Watch 2013 officially started on Friday when I met her.. but didn't move to the house until Saturday. Her paperwork says she is a year and a half.  She was an owner surrender not a stray and the profile they filled out said she came from "Tulum Mexico". She must have one interesting story.. She was surrendered because she didn't get along with the dog. She also shows signs that this is not her first litter since ALL of her nipples are distended and some of them show signs of having been nursed on before. She also has a scab on the back of her head and one behind her whiskers on the side of her mouth, so I'm guessing that the 'not getting along' got violent at some point.

Her given name is Ginger which fits as she is ginger colored under her stripes, but I don't think I'm going to keep it.  We'll see what happens.

I am guessing her story was that someone was vacationing in Mexico and saw a pregnant kitty and wanted to rescue her and brought her home but once they got here it didn't work out with the dog.  I can't imagine they had her any length of time.. but who knows.  Maybe they took home a kitten and then got a dog?  or maybe they brought home a kitten and she only got aggressive with the dog when she got pregnant.. but that doesn't explain the first pregnancy.. *shrug*  suppose it don't rightly matter.  She is here now..

She is thin, but I think she's just willowy. She hides until she sees me and then after a bit of conversation she will come out and eat and then very very much wants attention. She likes sitting on the couch and having her belly rubbed.  She let me trim her claws.  There are times I can't tell if she is playing or if I ticked her off, but as soon as I stop moving she stops trying to bite or rabbit kick me so she has very good manners..

If she is a first time mom and has fewer kittens I suspect we will have kittens by the end of the week. If she has already had a litter and has more kittens we could be looking at several weeks.  I'm hoping for the former and not the latter.

Anyone want to take bets?


  1. Oh, kitten watch, how fun! We love the second picture of her looking up at the camera.

  2. The pictures are lovely.

    Hopefully Ginger adjusts quickly - her colouring, long face, huge ears are very beautiful. Here's hoping all goes well......

  3. Kitten watch! So glad she is in your safe care!

  4. Trevor and the Spitters will find wonderful forever homes thanks to the great start you gave them (and I should say the kittens formerly known as the Spitters since they really stopped that a while ago!)

    Kitten watch! What a pretty momma cat... and if you do change her name, perhaps something Spanish? Let me know if you need any help!

  5. With that build she looks like she has some oriental in her--what about a pretty flower name like Lotus or Lily?

  6. Ginger has a cute face! I'm with you - not so much interested in her past as I am knowing that she is safe in your home right now.

  7. she is beautiful, no bets here they come when they are ready,xx

  8. good luck to Trevor and the Spitters :) love the new paintings on the wall

    Welcome Ginger....we are betting not too long.... (hopefully) And yep - another one of those times we wish they could tell us their story.

  9. You going to start a kitten pool? ;-) Hee hee.

    What a story (from the little you know). . .but her story is turning a corner and will be only good news from here on out.

  10. Purring Trevor and the Spitters get adopted quickly!
    My only experience with a pregnant kitty was Meow-Me and she was huge when I caught her but still waited 2 weeks before she had her kids (she had 3, but one died shortly after birth). Hopefully it won't be long before Ginger has hers!

  11. Wishing Trevor and the Spitters the best of luck. Looking forward to "Ginger's" litter.

  12. Here's hoping Trevor and the Spitters find their forever homes soon!

    Poor girl, she's awfully young and such a pretty girl. Glad to know you are taking care of her, she's obviously in need of some care and attention.

    Good luck with the kittens!

  13. We can't wait to see how many and what Ginger has! She's lucky to have you taking care of her.

  14. Awww so many sweet kitties! I wish them all the best.
    Kisses on their noses!
    xo Catherine

  15. Best wishes to Ginger!

    Smokey and Vito

  16. Can't wait to see the kittens when they are born. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


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