If you heard screaming coming from our house Thursday evening, it was our girls right after TubaDad said it was ok to foster a litter of kittens for two weeks.
Meet Tilly, Twilight, Leo (the only boy), Smudge, and Angel. Ro and Ree got to name them -- you can imagine how crazy thrilling that was, right?
The kittens are doing well in their new temporary home (the girls’ bathroom) and slowly venturing out to explore the upstairs. Ro and Ree are doing a super job socializing the kittens and making sure they get used to high-energy kids and have lots of handling and love.
Dusty is out of his mind with joy and trying (in vain) to contain himself. He thinks we brought home five more hamsters for him to play with. And the kittens are slowly getting used to an overly affectionate dog who is way too free with his kisses.
Dusty doesn’t understand why Smudge, or any of them for that matter, doesn’t want exuberant licking all over:
Leo appears to like my new iPhone. Forget the yarn, this little boy went immediately for the techie toy:
Angel looks positively serene, but don’t be fooled, she has spunk to spare:
Tiny Tilly is the bravest of the group. She’s also the purr-iest:
Big sister Twilight is getting braver by the minute. She was pretty shy the first day but then was actually the first one to go halfway down the stairs:
Smudge valiantly battles that kitten in the mirror – still not sure who’s winning:
Is it just me or does Dusty look kinda proud here?:
We have the kitten food bowl in a dog-proof crate – because apparently the siren song of that baby cat food is irresistible even to well-behaved hounds. The puddies are pretty happy to scoot into the crate and eat and eat and eat. Which reminds me, need to buy more food tomorrow, and a bigger bag this time:
The kittens will be available for adoption in two weeks and by that time will be 100% used to fast-moving kids, over-eager dogs, and a noisy slightly crazy household. If any Northern California folks are interested in adopting a pair (they try to keep at least two siblings together), send me an email and I’ll put you in touch with the shelter.
PS: I know what you’re thinking, which one/ones are we keeping? But the answer is none. This truly is just a short-term foster – our plan is to enjoy their antics for a couple of weeks and to help these little cuties get great homes by socializing them (and giving the shelter some great pics to use too).