Those Greenbriar kittens are getting big—and getting adopted! Three are spoken for and only one ginger kitten is left to be adopted. He’s the one who’s always on the bottom of the pile, on the far right of this photo, so he’s difficult to photograph. The Siamese mix kitten was spoken for from the beginning, to be adopted by a friend of Debby whose wife had always wanted a Siamese cat but did not want to get purebred cat.
But the other reason Susan came to visit yesterday, aside from a little shopping here and visiting the kids, was to meet the kittens. She had lost the last of her cats this spring after a long battle with oral cancer, and she was finally ready for cats in her life again. She had mentioned she was interested in the kittens so a trip to see them was part of our day.
It’s a little blurry, but it’s still a happy photo. She will be adopting the tux kitten and the larger ginger kitten. I’ll be so happy to be able to keep up with them as I talk to Susan!
Last year Debby and her husband trapped three of four kittens they had seen outdoors, one of whom looks remarkably like the little tux, and another is a long-haired Siamese mix, very like this litter. They had had a tortie mom, and one of the kittens was a tortie, but the mom disappeared, and they never caught the tortie kitten. This year this tortie mom showed up with kittens. They are pretty sure she is that fourth kitten from last year. She has those signature white toes and big white whiskers. She can’t be released into the neighborhood, and as a feral she’s pretty quiet and non-reactive so time and patience will probably work for her.
When we came into the room on Sunday they were nowhere to be seen, but I saw the bulge in the red curtain and the sunny window behind it and knew where they were. Note the ginger face.
They were all napping, rolled up in the curtain by a sunny window. Mom had been curled up with them but got up and moved as far out of the way as she could when I took a photo.
There are those little faces.
And here are a few photos of pretty kittens.
Couldn’t be sweeter. We had all been feeling king of overwhelmed trying to find homes for them all, and suddenly it’s nearly done. I’m so glad we could work together to rescue this beautiful little family.
I hope that relating the details of my TNR and rescue projects I can help you if you’re new to it, commiserate and celebrate if you’re not, and help to spread the idea of why and how cats are rescued, how much work goes into rescuing, and how so many people are involved. Mostly, I hope to share why it’s important that we rescue cats, and all animals.
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O.M.Geeeee! It’s Bella! On a bag with green button eyes just like her big round eyes! Others don’t live in a house full of housepanthers, so I added the white, gray and ginger kitties who are her foster friends. Read more and order.
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