From longtime lurker Whereaway:
We manage a feral cat colony in our backyard, and the kitten’s mother is one of my ferals that we have not been able to trap and spay yet. The kittens were about 4 weeks old when I found them piled up in a corner of the yard, while their mother was off at the feeding station. Mimi (the calico) spat at me ferociously, (considering her tiny size) but I just scooped them up, brought them inside, and introduced them to the wonders of soupy wet food. They loved it immediately, and they’ve been enthusiastically eating, and growing like mad ever since.
We’ve had them 8 weeks, so they are about 3 months old now. They love people, although they are shy when meeting someone new. They follow me all over the house, and enjoy sitting with/on us when we watch TV. They are very good at using the cat box, and are eating both canned and dry food now. They have not been vaccinated or sterilized yet, although they have been given a check up by our vet, and they have been wormed.
The leader of our little pack is Mimi, the calico. She likes to be in the middle of everything (she just jumped onto my computer desk a minute ago!) and doesn’t seem to be afraid of anything. Even in the summer heat, she likes to cuddle up with our big kitties, her siblings, and even my salt lamp! She loves to chase the red dot, and goes crazy watching the cursor move on my computer screen.
Next we have Earl the Girl, who was originally named Earl Grey when she was misidentified as male. (Oops!) So now we call her Earl Girl, because it rhymes. (By the way, I’m sure there wouldn’t be any problem with giving any of the kittens new names.) Earl Girl is a grey and white tuxedo cat. She is very sweet, and likes to cuddle under my chin, and sit on my shoulder.
Our last little girl is Inky, who is not quite solid black, and slightly fluffier than the rest. She is the shyest of the group, but loves to play, and can generate an amazing purr when petted.
Our little boy kitty is a black and white tuxedo cat named Lou. He is a pretty mellow fellow. He loves to hang out with our biggest cat, Tucker. I have a feeling Lou would adore a big, cat friendly dog.
The kittens are in Colorado Springs, and we open to delivering them to new homes in other parts of Colorado. If you need more information, just ask us.
Anybody needs a kitten or two, got a lead for good homes in the area, leave a comment below. Or send me an email at AnneLaurie (dot) verizon (dot) net, and I’ll forward your message to the Whereaways.
They’re beauties. I wish I could take them. :(
What is a salt lamp?
Those are some damn cute kittens. In other rescue news, an older dog I shared a facebook link about in an earlier thread has been taken in by a local couple. Tig has a new home.
They look so cute. I hope that you find them good homes.
Its funny how the little kittens are using the big kitteh fur shade. Cute. I hope you find them homes, soon.
Retweeting for the Coloradans out there!
Frontier Airlines has $39 round trip flights to Colorado Springs from Phoenix. . .
Is that fate knocking ?
OH NOES LOCAL KITTENS AND I CAN’T HAZ ANY MORE. : (
@Prescott Cactus: Take some! Assuage my guilt! Please!
Oh my god, such cute kittens!! Good luck finding them a home. Thanks FSM I’m nowhere near CO or I’d finally become the crazy cat lady I’ve tried not to be.
David ?▶️Hillary/Harley Quinn 2016▶️? Koch
That momma is so exhausted, she’s gonna need 2 months of maternity leave.
Would not want to meet Inky on a Halloween night:-)
Sigh, I would love Inky especially, because I always try to rescue the black animals, who are slower to get adopted. But I am too far away and already have (officially) too many for the municipality I’m moving to. Sad face.
Wants the calico. Wants her.
Now must snuggle Pancho and Lefty before releasing them out into the store.
Hard to believe, but President Clinton (the first, not the future) will be 70 years old on Friday.
Psst: Lady Grey
Very cute! Good luck with placing them. I’m sure they’ll bring a lot of love.
Absolutely. Totally and completely a sign. Go.
Only hard part will be not taking them all.
I also RT’d for the CO folks I know. We are at our limit of cats, but I hope these cuties find a home soon.
OMG. LOOK AWAY! LOOK AWAY! But will pass along to my CO peeps.
INKY! Now, please. Why so far away? Why so cute? Why can’t I have a kitteh?
Want, want, want!! But already 2 animals over our apartment complex’s limit (it changed after we’d been here a year & we’re just lying about our group).
I did send it on to my Denver-based daughter, she’s in her last year at DU, and may know people who are in need of such adorableness.
@Priest: Your link is broken.
God bless Anne. One of our cats was rescued from a shelter and the other homeless cat found us. They are now part of the family and are vigilant sentintals. One of them is always on guard and alerts us to dangers in their own way.
Love the kittens! Who’s the adult cat in the last photo?
Just posted link to kitten bleg on my FB page.
Earl Girl is looking right into my heart.
@Prescott Cactus: Go 4 it. Do it. Doooo Iiiit….
Want sooo much but my dog is such a horror with other animals. I think I need a big farm.
This is the longest inhave gone without a kitty and I don’t like it one bit.
And thank you so much for caring for the ferals. My friends and I are still feeding and trapping ferals.
Yes. She is special.
I have resolved that henceforth I will always acquire kittens in pairs. My two youngest are litter mates (feral born) who have grown up to be inseparable cuddle buddies. It warms my heart to see them curled up together. Inky and Lou would make a great tandem – black and tux, just like my two. And of course, calico coordinates with everything.
I may have a person or two on the string – I’ll email Anne Laurie if it looks like they are serious!
@Miss Bianca: what is Anne Laurie’s email address so I too; can email her about Inky. Malanni
Would love the male