Friday, December 10, 2010

Flashback to Fostering

We received a mom and a litter of kittens from the shelter one evening...they were all so sick it was pitiful. Mom was doing her best with those babies and you know she had to be feeling just terrible. We got everyone started on meds and kept them comfortable. We started weighing babies daily to check for growth and talked about the possiblity of losing them...it's hard to nurse when you can't breathe through your nose.
Thankfully, they all survived and gradually we added in some other orphaned kittens. In this bed we have the original 4 plus two add ons. Counterclockwise starting at 2 o'clock is Tristan (brown tabby with white feet) he is an add on, Delaney (tortie), Sawyer (grey), Reagan (black), Emma (black and white) those are the original 4, and then there is Walker the smallest add on.
Here's another shot of Walker...there's nothing cuter that that straight up kitten tail!

These guys were all adopted, and some of the original four went in pairs. Their mom Elise was adopted as well...she was such a good cat!

We hope you all have a great weekend!

PS - Our Secret Paws arrived yesterday...we'll be posting about in next week!

13 comments:

  1. adorable kitties! You are wonderful to take care of them all!
    You have a great weekend too!

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  2. Aw, what a cute pile of kittens!! We're glad they all find homes...even their mom!!

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  3. What a beautiful post.....we know you have been greatly blessed for your fostering. Love to all of you.

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  4. We're glad they all thrived and were adopted, even the mom! Terrific!

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  5. So glad the kittens and their Mom all got adopted! Pawsome!

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  6. Good job with the fostering. We're happy they all got well and adopted!

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  7. Oh wow!! Awwwwww!! Wow!!! Oh you gals are just the BEST!!!! Oh sweet mum Elise must have been so relieved when you helped her kitties survive. They are so adorable - the add-ons are just precious - look at gorgeous Walker!!

    Me and Charlie are so so so happy that they all found lovely forever homes! Yay! take care
    x

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  8. What a great story - I love happy endings.

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  9. Fostering must be one of the best things to do, and also one of the most bittersweet. To grow to love all of the fosters only to let them move on to someone else's forever home. It is truly a open heart that can care for so many and see them move on.

    purrin
    xoxox

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  10. Oh what a great happy ending!! We LOVE happy endings!! We wish that all kitties in need of a home could find a perfect happy ending!! You are wonderful for helping them have a happy beginning, too!! We thank you on their behalf!! Purrs, Lautrec, Tiny and dawg Ellwood

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  11. How lucky those kittens were to have you looking after them! You saved them and helped them on their way after a tough start in life :-)

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