Monday, December 17, 2018

A gift for new kitten owners



When I took on these kittens, I did so as a diversion for me because of my grief over losing Jack. Shortly after that I was at Target and I saw these really cute cat-faced notebooks and I thought I could use an additional project - one with an obvious deadline - so I thought I would make little scrapbooks for the new owners.


With hundreds of photos and seven kittens, I took a while to go through them and get good photos from each week to share. Sadly, for several reasons, the photos weren't the best. I ended up with over 100 photos (seven kittens, eight weeks, plus a few extras thrown in because they were cute)


Skippy has never seen me scrapbook. I originally started back in 2002 when the internet was young and photos were the bane of most people's dial-up connection. It was my plan to make scrapbooks for each year of kittens. I got the first year down and I printed out photos for year two but then dial up got better and it just didn't seem like the thing to do. I have all these cat print papers and stickers so.. I had some fun.



I didn't get overly elaborate. I bought some photo safe sticker to attach the photos to the pages and a sticker or two and a cute cat saying thrown in for fun. I didn't do it for the mothers because they don't change that much over the weeks.

Last I heard, the kittens have homes lined up and there were inquiries on Darcy and Onyx (who oddly I am calling Lucy now, I can't seem to stop) so they should be leaving me shortly.

I also want to thank everyone for having fun on my TFK4K, it was so heartwarming to see all of the comments. I was out at the post office and I had a random number pop into my head so I said "well that would be the winner" and it turned out to be Mary McNeil. Mary, if you could email me or reach out to me on facebook to let me know if you prefer a calendar or the right to name the next set of kittens..

13 comments:

  1. Wow, Connie, I am impressed and so will the new owners of the little ones. So happy they all found new and loving homes.

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  2. What a charming idea!

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  3. If I got that baby book with my kitten I’d be thrilled, what a great idea.

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  4. Any adopter will be absolutely excited to have a scrapbook of baby photos of their new kitten. That's a perfect accompaniment to the gift of kitten adoption.

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  5. Holy Smokes! I think I'm doing well if I put together their little adoption "kit" (health record, sample of food, toys, blankie, in plain gift bag!). You are amazing and generous!

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  6. I put together a photo album for Chestnut's adopters when I fostered her. I know how special it was for my to have a picture of Evelyn when she was in her foster home and wanted to do the same thing. It's nice to know what their life was like before.

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  7. What a wonderful gift for the new kitten parents! Concats to Mary!

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  8. Wow ! I am stunned ! I already bought the Minions calendar, so I will take the honor of naming the next kittens. I will have to think very har to have worthy names. (Hard to top Spottacus.)

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  9. Talk about stunning and awesome

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  10. That’s a great idea! I actually bought some of those books too but I wasn’t sure what to do with them.

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  11. What a fun thing to do for the new owners...though we know humans don’t really own cats...it’s the other way around. :)

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  12. Aww, what a sweet keepsake for the new families. I can imagine it was huge amount of work...good thing you had a good helper!

    Eileen

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