Daily Photo: In Their New Homes

"We'z adopted?"
“We’z adopted?”

The last time I had the chance to share news of Charm’s kittens Splash had gone to her home from the clinic and Higgins and Samwise were ready for their person that evening so I could share those photos, but Crayola and Zorro were still here. Crayola’s pre-adopter had found another kitten through Pittsburgh CAT, and as much as everyone loved Zorro’s little face and attitude and we had a few meet and greets no one spoke for her. At least they could enjoy some time when it wasn’t so crowded in the bathroom and have their mom all to themselves, and Charm was pretty relaxed too.

Zorro and Crayola catch a quick snack while Charm eats.
Zorro and Crayola catch a quick snack while Charm eats.

Then the day after the clinic a lovely couple expressed an interest in both of them and came to see them the day after that. They had just bought a new home and not even unpacked all the way yet, and only intended to meet them and take them home home later when they felt more ready, but they’d come from nearly an hour away and decided they couldn’t leave without them. They ran to a local store to get a carrier and a few other things and I took the photo at the top while we waited and I spent some time with them. The photo below I took when we came back in the room after the paperwork was done, and posted these and the text below on Facebook:

We’re on our way home with a nice couple who will love us forever! They came to see us and couldn’t leave without us. (Zorro and Crayola’s adopters ran to get a carrier and some food to take home, then came back for them. I took the first photo while we waited, the second photo is how we found them when we came back in the room.) I could tell these two kittens knew what they were doing–Crayola went for the woman and Zorro went to the man, it’s the kitten takeover plan. More gifts, watching the beginnings of all these new loves. It’s hard to believe they were only here for five weeks–I’m kitten free and trying to get used to it.

Crayola telling Zorro it would all be okay.
Crayola telling Zorro it would all be okay.

Crayola was always pretty laid back, almost a sleepy kitten except for his adventures climbing anything he could get and chasing his tail and wrestling, but Zorro could be a little edgy and possessive. I’d never seen them cuddle together as a couple, only with the group. But here they were, and I couldn’t have been more assured they’d be a nice kitten couple from then on.

And so they are! Here are a few photos from their adopters, who adore them!

Crayola steals the toy!
Crayola steals the toy!”

Crayola and Zorro are loving their new home!! Just wanted you all to know they’re doing great and getting lots of TLC!” they said.

Zorro singing the song of her people.
Zorro singing the song of her people.

“Zorro wants to be aN opera singer!” Crayola still thinks he owns that toy!

Crayola has the toy.
Crayola has the toy.

They’ve been posting photos and even their friends have posted photos. Sounds like a match to me!

 UPDATE! UPDATE!

Just an hour or so after I shared this post they posted this photo on my Facebook page, look at those two, so happy! and their names are Dinah and Finn!

Now it's Finn and Dinah!
Now it’s Finn and Dinah!

. . . . . . .

Higgins and Samwise

Higgins is ready to play.
Higgins is ready to play.

Higgins and Samwise were pre-adopted together, and I’m so glad that Kerri agreed to it. I always thought they looked beautiful together, two fuzzy kittens, pale and dark. It was only after I’d looked over all the photos of Samwise and his fuzzy house panther brother hanging out together a lot, playing, eating, napping, exploring that I realized they were really good friends. Kittens are so much better as pairs—they play with each other instead of everything else in your house including things you may not want them to play with, they keep each other company, and give each other exercise and friendship.

The boys had a little bit of trouble settling in, and it’s one problem with me having to keep the kittens in the bathroom and unable to explore other rooms—when they have more space it can be overwhelming, but they way they took to Kerri I thought they’d be fine. But with a few days of re-confinement in her bathroom Kerri said they were doing well. “Samwise is a ball of love and always greets me at the door with a little meow and purrs every time I pick him up. Higgins is very laid back and doesn’t mind being held at all. They love treats and playing with the laser light, ” Kerri said.

Samwise has a nap on the tabletop.
Samwise has a nap on the tabletop.

. . . . . . .

Splash, now Charlie

"Mommy's pretty girls."
“Mommy’s pretty girls.”

Splash was the only one who went on her own, but she was also the boldest of all the kittens though the smallest, so I wasn’t concerned. Plus, she had a bunch of doting humans and a calico fur sister waiting for her, and it’s all worked out fine. She integrated into the household in just a few days and is now playing with said fur sister, Lucy! “I think Splash is comfortable in her new home. She loves couch cuddles. A little over 24 hours here and already she is a cling-on. We her so much!” was the first message I got with a photo. I see photos and videos every few days and love them all.

Lucy watches Charlie play with the original track ball.
Lucy watches Charlie play with the original track ball.

Sherri’s son Declan chose the new name of “Charlie” for her and it fits her well.

Now they play together!
Now they play together!

. . . . . . .

Charm

Their sweet mom Charm is still looking for a home. She is very, very affectionate and gets along with all the house panthers. I think she’s the type to get along with anyone. And though her age had been first guessed as being older, she’s been playing chase with Bella and Basil as if she’s the same age as they are, just past a year, which I think is right.

Charm being charming in the basket.
Charm being charming in the basket.

. . . . . . .

We have over 100 kittens in foster in Pittsburgh CAT and the shelters are full, so if you are considering adopting, adopting now will not only give you a lifelong feline friend, but it will save a life as well.

Browse some rescued cats and kittens—browse here or visit PittsburghCAT!

cats and kittens
Gallery view of Pittsburgh CAT cats for adoption.

Please help others in your community learn about the importance of spaying or neutering cats–and dogs–and tell them about low-cost clinics in your area. Then we can all enjoy kittens again.


Amazon Wish Lists

amazon wish list for kittens
The Amazon Wish List for our group’s foster kittens.

Many rescuers pay out of pocket for veterinary care and food but the costs of raising even the average litter of four healthy kittens is more than many people have, and many rescues have greater needs. Pittsburgh CAT has a number of wish lists that include foods for feeding neo-natal kittens like KMR, and other lists that include the best kitten foods, adult cat foods, food and materials for feral cats, and preferred toys and litter.

2015 Foster Cat/Kitten Wish List: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1A1HUNQ7J3DL/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v?

Winter Kitten Wish List! http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3CZ6IYCKS2A7N/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v?

Fall Wishlist for Fosters/Ferals! http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2TD3TQBOEMT1E/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v?

Food For Foster Kittens: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/OJQIYGC91289/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v?

Our Groups Foster Kittens! http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1D226142CCGZX/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v?

Pittsburgh CAT Wish List: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2IUQ0FQOL2I51


Browse some rescued cats and kittens—browse here or visit PittsburghCAT!

cats and kittens
Gallery view of Pittsburgh CAT cats for adoption.

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7 thoughts on “Daily Photo: In Their New Homes

  • June 21, 2015 at 12:08 am
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    Thanks to everyone for showing us how happy the kittens are in their new homes..Enjoy the love!!…And just where did Zorro learn about being an opera singer?? lol

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    • June 21, 2015 at 10:35 pm
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      Bluemoonalone, I leave the radio on classical music in the bathroom.

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      • June 22, 2015 at 12:11 am
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        Well now..I thought he might have been listening to the great and wonderful opera singer..Giuseppe!!!

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  • June 18, 2015 at 6:46 pm
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    Very cute photos 🙂 I love it when siblings can stay together.

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    • June 21, 2015 at 10:42 pm
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      Pilch92, I am beyond thrilled, not just because that made it 40% quicker to get them all in homes, but because the kittens who needed to stay with a sibling did and they are all better off that way.

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  • June 18, 2015 at 5:06 pm
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    guys…we could knot bee happee urr if ya said we winned de trout lot oh ree !!! all de best two everee one in ther
    new foreverz, thanx two yur peepulz for sharin theeze fotoz…N charm, yur forevers peepulz iz out ther N we hope
    they find mom B’s houz by de end oh joon ♥♥♥♥♥

    Heerz two a longnose whiptail catfish kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

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    • June 21, 2015 at 10:44 pm
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      Hope you had all kinds of fish this weekend Tabbies! We are celebrating the return of our bathroom here. Possibly we should fill up the tub and add some fishes.

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