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 Post subject: I'm fostering a litter of kittens!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:00 pm 
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I work at a cat rescue/shelter, and this summer we've rescued way more kittens than usual. Because of this, a call-out was made for emergency foster homes. Kittens live in foster homes instead of at the shelter because they need more attention than adult kitties, and because babies can have compromised immune systems.

I can't say no to helping kittens, so a litter of kittens is coming to stay with me, starting tomorrow! They will be with me while they recover from being spayed/neutered, then they will be off to the adoption clinic to find forever homes. So, I think they'll only be here for about a week or two, but I am SO EXCITED!

Here they are! (At the shelter, cats from the same litter are always given similar names, or named starting with the same letter, because it's easier to keep track of who is related to who that way)

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eeeEEE. Cuties!


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so cute! i envy you and i don't, because i wouldn't want to let any of them go after a week!

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 Post subject: Re: I'm fostering a litter of kittens!
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so cute! i envy you and i don't, because i wouldn't want to let any of them go after a week!

Yea, I'm a little worried about that. But I already have 2 cats and know that I can't responsibly have any more. Working at the shelter has given me a lot of experience with falling in love with cats who get taken away (either from being adopted or passing away), so I think I'll be able to handle it. It'll be easier knowing that they'll be headed to loving forever homes.

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But I am totally in love with Violet already and I haven't even met her yet! That orange patch over her eye kills me with cute.

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Augh, I love them all. Fostering kittens was super wonderful for me but yeah, it was good they found somewhere else to call forever homes otherwise I would have wound up keeping them all. So I think you've got a good arrangement!

Vanillope has stolen my heart! So grumpy looking. Is it Vanillope like antelope or Vanillope like Calliope?


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Vanillope has stolen my heart! So grumpy looking. Is it Vanillope like antelope or Vanillope like Calliope?


I've been pronouncing it like a cross between Vanilla and Penelope.... but I totally just made that up. I didn't name them, so I really have no idea. There is a very good chance that I have been pronouncing Vada's name wrong too. In reality, when they get here tomorrow, I will strictly call them Sweetpea, Kittenface, Snugglebear, Cutiepie, and Monkeybutt.

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Takecare they are adorable! What rescue/shelter do you work with? I live in Schenectady when I'm not working in the city and would like to get involved with rescued up here - I was in the city.

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Oh, they are so cute! I'm sure they will all find homes quickly!


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In reality, when they get here tomorrow, I will strictly call them Sweetpea, Kittenface, Snugglebear, Cutiepie, and Monkeybutt.


Ah, Monkeybutt! The latest in line of the proud tradition of Monkeybutts.


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Takecare they are adorable! What rescue/shelter do you work with? I live in Schenectady when I'm not working in the city and would like to get involved with rescued up here - I was in the city.

I work at Whiskers (http://www.ewhiskers.com). We always always always need help-- definitely get in touch when you're around! The email address on the site should hook you up with the volunteer coordinator. I have a weekly shelter cleaning/cat feeding/poop scooping/cat loving shift, but we also always need people to help with adoption clinics and vet runs and stuff. There are tons of opportunities.

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Oh, they are so cute! I'm sure they will all find homes quickly!

Yea, I have no doubts that they'll get snatched up quick from the adoption clinic. They are also already great with dogs and children (which they were exposed to in their first foster home), so they will really fit in anywhere.

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In reality, when they get here tomorrow, I will strictly call them Sweetpea, Kittenface, Snugglebear, Cutiepie, and Monkeybutt.


Hah! <3

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Vanillope is such a great name! Good luck to all these kitties to find good homes quickly.


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The kittens will arrive in 2.5 hours! Pippi and Nora (my two resident kitties) have been sitting outside of the kitten room, which is blocked off with a baby gate. They already seem so skeptical! :)

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They're adorable! Please post pictures once they've settled in!


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Yes, please, pictures! Totally vicariously snuggling all the kittens.


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They'll be here in an hour! Eek! I'll definitely post tons of pictures and stories.

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the babies are here. all of them are eating and drinking like champs. two of them have used the litter box. and now they're all snoozing.

and i am totally, totally in love.

here is a pic of me smooching my new boyfriend, vincent:
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and this is my sister-in-law after she asked "how many do you think i can squeeze at once?":
[from left to right: vanillope, vada, vincent]
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