It’s finally time to officially meet Midnight, Moonlight and Pepper for adoption! Above are Midnight and Moonlight and below is Pepper, all named by the fosters’ grandchildren.
The Oriole kittens are ready for adoption, in fact two of them have been adopted already! Kitty Purry, the boss kitten, was adopted by the fosters’ daughter to join her longhaired gray cat Fisher and their dog (can’t remember the name right now). The fluffy gray male they’d named Juan was adopted by a veterinary technician at the daughter’s veterinarian’s office. Both did well with the move and are integrating easily even though especially Juan seemed very timid when he was in the foster crate.
They are about 14 weeks old now and are still wildly playful. About two weeks ago the fosters moved them from their fostering crate into the house, confining them to a foyer, hallway and bathroom. They have room to run around and it’s easier for the humans to interact with them. They still have their foster crate available to run into if something frightens them. They are a little distanced when humans come into their area and are most trusting of their foster, but wand toys and lots of play bring them around. I was able to approach each kitten and pet her, and then picked up each of them and held them lightly in my hands without too much confinement.
I haven’t had the chance to take many good photos, but I hope to make it over there in a few days with my good camera and take a few more.
Midnight and Moonlight seem like a good pair, though I’m not sure I’d say they’re bonded. They are sisters and spend time together as any kittens would, but they are well-matched with energy levels and play styles, and while the two black kittens were noticeably smaller than the gray kittens at first, Midnight seems to have caught up with Moonlight in size. They might be a good pair to adopt and I think they’ll be beautiful cats as adults too.
Pepper is a little spicy, but that seems to derive from her size—being the smallest by far, and a very small kitten regardless of comparison with siblings, she made sure she got to eat first, even jumping right into the food plate while others were eating, and eating around her paws. She’s a little self-protective when picked up, but all of that could be something she’ll grow out of. She is just as playful as her sisters, possibly even moreso when she’s playing by herself.
You can search for posts about them under “Oriole kittens,” after the name of the street the foster lives on. I’ll be posting new photos and videos soon. If you are interested in meeting them or adopting, please let me know! Email bernadettekazmarski @ comcast dot net.
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