Saturday, December 30, 2017

Kittens and coffee


Thursday I took in five 12-week-old kittens to foster. I have found homes for two already!
Their one-eyed, pregnant mama was dumped at a local woman's house. She was kind enough to take mama in and has been raising the kittens, but has been having trouble finding them homes (and she already has eight cats!) So she asked me if I could help and I said yes, as the big foster room had just been vacated!

I took them straight to the vet for vaccines, deworming and check-up. They are being treated for ear mites too, but otherwise they are lovely, healthy little critters!

This one has been named Athena by my friend who is adopting her.

So much cuteness!

Percy and Athena, who are being adopted by my friend. They will stay here for about four more weeks until they are big enough to be neutered.


The usual kitten chaos.

My vet gave them temporary names as he examined them. Percy was "Bushy", Athena was "Chubby" (she had the roundest and probably wormiest belly!), then there's "Tilty", who is tilting her head likely because of the ear mites (if that doesn't resolve, she'll go back to the vet), "Lefty", because she only had mites in her left ear, and "Baldy", because she looks so much like Lefty that the vet shaved off a tiny patch of fur on her front leg so I could tell them apart! If they stay for any length of time, we are going to need some new names, lol...

Yesterday I also took in a shy grey cat from Operation Spay + Neuter in Hawkesbury. I'm going to see if I can get her to come out of her shell a bit. She is in the "auxiliary" foster cat room. No pics yet!

We've been having an extreme cold snap. It was -31 C/-23F again when I got up this morning. Yesterday the dogs had no interest in going out for a pee, so Gordon came up to the bedroom, put their coats on, and dragged them out!

Gigi was the most reluctant! Ears completely pinned. "NOOOOOOOO!"
Can you blame them? They are from Jamaica after all!

But the cats were staying cozy in my office...

Naomi, Mimi and Annuk.

I don't think Mimi really minded her cozy Greek blanket!

And Gordon had yesterday off, so we went for lunch at our fav place, The Quirky Carrot...

Gingerbread spice latte for him.

Chai latte for me!

And a blissful half hour relaxing on the couch there!

Hope you all have a lovely New Year's Eve tomorrow, and all the best for 2018!


  1. The kittens are precious! My Vet has two left from a litter they are trying to place and I'm so tempted but for now I'm a one cat home. Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year all of you!!!!

  3. Happy New Year to you, Gordon, and the four-footed gang!

  4. I do like many dogs, but if they only could learn to stay in the yard and pee, or even use a great big litter box, I'd like all of them a lot more. All the best to you and Gordon; you make a huge burst of happy karma sail the world every day.

  5. Kittens are always precious... love the pics! As for the dogs not wanting to go out in the cold, can't blame them one bit. Our inside cats are huddled by the Aga and the fireplace and the outside ferals are either in the cat bed or under the heat lamps. Wishing all of you a safe happy 2018!

  6. The kittens are adorable! Hope they all find homes soon.

    I don't blame the dogs in the least...I haven't ventured out today and tomorrow is looking iffy. I hate the cold!

    Happy New Year, and all the best in 2018!

  7. Squeeee!! Such adorable kittens.

  8. So much cute for the last day of 2017, especially that final twosome!

  9. Awww, what a lovely bunch indeed. Here's to hoping all will find homes some day, and here's to a very Happy New Year!

  10. Wishing many blessings to you and Gordon in the new year! Thank you for all you do for the animals every day, Natalie. Stay warm!

  11. You guys are the cutest!


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