Monday, December 10, 2018

The Kittens' Christmas Sweater Party - part four

Next up, Kreb

Kreb took to the sweater okay at first.. see he just sat there with a "whatever" face on..

But he didn't quite understand that he could move his arms forward once he was on his own. See the sweater is made for a wine bottle so the sleeves are on the side of the sweater, not under it like it would be if it were made for a kitten..

If one foot was done, the other was up in the air like there was a chopstick in there.. Once again, I quite rudely laughed at his situation, but he took it in stride..

Since we had another case of clothing paralysis going on I let him off the hook pretty quickly as well. I so wanted to do a photo shoot with all of them in their different outfits, but that has never gone well for me, and with so many kittens I would run the risk of losing track of what was one was doing and have there be an issue, so, we did it pretty much as you are seeing this, one (or two) at a time and keeping the kitten's best interest in mind.. Fortunately, this time around no one objected (one year I sent out a Christmas Card with three dressed kitties and one nekkid kitty because he did NOT want to wear anything)

Tomorrow, we meet Santa Kitten

Saturday, December 8, 2018

The Kittens' Christmas Sweater Party - part three

I put Milo's sweater on and he sat there and waited for me to take photos. I did, he didn't move, so all the photos look exactly like this one.. so.. we have a one photo part three.

I'm going to take this opportunity to remind you of the Michaela and her Minions Calendar and of the Tails from the Foster Kitten's Christmas card

The kittens are all over two pounds, so we are just waiting for a time for them to be able to get into the clinic to be neutered. Most of the kittens have a home already lined up and the rest have serious inquires on them - so I imagine they will all be home for Christmas.

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Kittens' Christmas Sweater Party - part two

Several of you commented that Onyx didn't look too thrilled with her outfit.. She was a bit annoyed with me because I had to discourage her from playing with the pompoms to get her photo. As soon as I stopped distracting her she grabbed the strap in her mouth, jumped down and ran off with it.. it was adorable.

Zephy didn't mind the outfit so much, but it was simply much too big for her.

Unlike someone else (cough, Romy, cough) who developed an immediate case of acute clothing paralysis.. I mean an acute case of it.  She seemed fine when I got her into it, not reacting at all..

But when I put her down to get a photo...

She sunk like a stone and did not move so much as a whisker. The irony that she wore the "Joy" sweater was not lost on me and, despite my nearly uncontrollable laughter, I quickly picked her up and cuddled her. She wasn't upset in the least, simply frozen by the fact that she was 'surrounded'. Once I took the sweater off she was mobile again and we spent some time cuddling and playing. I really wanted to try again but I simply couldn't do it to her.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Kittens' Christmas Sweater Party - part one

If you would like a Christmas card from us you can send me your address or fill out the postable form. If you would like to send us a card the address is PO Box 554 Grantham NH 03753

I was out shopping the other day and found a couple of festive wine bottle covers that looked like holiday sweaters. If you have been a fan of this blog for any amount of time you know I'm pretty partial to them (if the arms aren't sewn shut) to dress up kittens.

I ended up taking so many photos, that I think this is going to be a multipart post..

I thought I would start with Zephy and Wyatt.  I wanted to recreate a card I had of Skippy and Kit from a few years ago..

But it didn't go nearly as well.

As you can tell Zephy's dress was quite large on her. It is an x-small dog outfit and not really designed for two-pound cats. Wyatt's sweater stayed on a little better but not by much.

I originally tried to get the sweater on Zeph but that did not go well at all..

but it was freakin cute.. as kittens in clothes often are.

let us never speak of this again.. 

**for those of you wondering why I do this, I believe it helps socialize them. It gives them something weird to endure and then come out the other side with nothing bad having happened to them. I coo over them the entire time, give them lots of love and kisses and do not leave them unattended for any length of time. The CatMan and I were watching them very carefully and any kitten that told us this was absolutely not their thing has the experience end faster.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Our Christmas Tree 2018

Guess what time it is..

Yup, it is that time of year that I raid Muffin's stash of toys and stick them on the tree we erect in our living area.. This confuses Muffin to no end, but everyone else seems to like it.

Guess who was the first one to take a toy off the tree.

That toy was NOT allowed on the tree, according to Fleurp it must be on the floor. Once she put it on the floor she immediately lost interest in it and started to walk away so I picked it up and put it back on the tree so Fleurp turned around and batted it off again. When the Catman showed up I shared this trick with him and she told us both that this toy belongs on the ground.. so on the ground, it stays.

Unfortunately, we lost a number of toys this year as something got in the basket and started consuming them. The feathers were stripped down to the spines and other natural fiber toys had holes in them. Whatever it was set off my allergies something fierce so I had to stop going through the basket halfway through and stuck it in the garage I fear we are going to lose a great number of toys once we go through it. Ah well, a good excuse to buy more.

If you would like a Christmas card from us you can send me your address, fill out the postable form Previous trees:

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tails from the Foster Kittens Christmas Card

This is not the photo I chose for my holiday cards this year.. If you would like to find out what photo worked for me, you can send me your address, fill out the postable form, or wait until Christmas when I'll post it.

If you would like to send us a card you can use the address
Tails from the Foster Kittens
PO Box 554
Grantham, NH 03753

Don't forget I also have a Tails from the Foster Kittens calendar for sale this year.

Monday, December 3, 2018

What has been going on at Casa de Gato? #whereisHappyBear

I pulled out Happy Dragon the other day and the kittens jumped right on and made it their own.

So I posted a photo on facebook with the hashtag #whereisHappyBear and I was pleased that so many of you miss him. Happy Bear is actually in that back closet waiting for me to clean him up. The last time he saw a kitten was when Graham was having seizures and when he would he lost his bladder.
It has some hard memories for me so I've put off dealing with it. My initial assessment that Happy Bear was fine and didn't need a bath, but I haven't pulled him out again and checked him over again to be sure. I will this week because I really do miss him and the memories are easing and seeing kittens piled on Happy Dragon helps me to remember the good memories.

I am sorry I didn't post last week. After sharing on Monday I then lost power for two days and then I had a major allergic reaction and my lungs decided they didn't want to be in my body any more so I spent the next few days coughing.

The kittens are doing well. Kreb has developed pink eye. No other symptoms not sure what is going on. These kittens have had weird eye issues since they were born, getting weepy and then clearing up, etc. They are going to get their first set of vaccines today, and we will just be waiting for them to make weight to go up for adoption.  We have a few people sign up for kittens already so I know they won't be waiting long at all.

We almost got a couple of kittens adopted by The Tuxedo Trio.  I met their mom Deb at BlogPaws and she saw their little faces and had to come visit.

I sold her on a couple of different kittens through out the visit.. but once she got home and thought it over she realized that bringing kittens into the house with her clowder wasn't the right call. I will admit, I'm sad because I would have loved to see what she did with them on social media, but I totally respect honoring the wishes of the resident cats.

I then had another visitor this weekend.

Kelly from Whiskers in the Window (she doesn't foster any more though) stopped by as she was visiting Maine and was willing to drive out to see kittens. You know, she said she wanted to see me, but come on, kittens!! 😸

I have created a Christmas card for this year featuring Onyx and her kittens, I'll post tomorrow the form to get one.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Cyber Monday sale on The Michaela and her Minions Calendar

If you have been waiting for a good sale on the calendar, is offering 35% off if you use the code CM35

I have the Michaela and her Minions Calendar currently listed at $14.99 and shipping is $3.99.

I have been asked to identify the kittens for each month. I am sorry I didn't think to photoshop identifiers on each of them.

January: Michaela

February: Zelda

March: Zena

April: Zoey

May: Brutus

June: Zena, Brutus, Zoey, Zelda

July: Marshmallow

August: Graham

September George

October: S'more

November: Doughboy

December: Georgie, Marshmallow, S'more, Doughboy

Thursday, November 22, 2018

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