A visit with the rescued kittens and their mom from Greenbriar. They are out of the crate full time and socializing pretty well. The little tux is a star, but she was kind of friendly to begin with.
The little tux is kind of surprised how much she likes to be held and petted, and she even rolled over and showed me her belly while purring.
Once I had petted her for a while, I simply picked her up. She enjoyed all the petting and didn’t try to get away.
Then I decided to start on the larger ginger kitty who was next in line for being social, and handed the tux kitten to Cathy, who held the kitten on her lap.
I did get to play with the ginger kitten and petted him, but didn’t get the chance to pick him up, had to leave, of all things.
Her siblings aren’t so sure, but I could touch each of them, and they love to play.
The ginger can’t help himself but chase a toy, the Siamese mix seems a little suspicious but relaxes after a bit.
Mom is still pretty feral but a few of us have petted her. The smaller ginger kitten hangs out with her, then later comes out to play. He may take some time socializing but I think he’ll come around. Mom might be a little more friendly too.
A few potential adopters will see them this weekend. They’ll be ready for adoption after Thanksgiving!
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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