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Rescue Story: More Kitten Photos of Those Five Little Kittens

gray kitten
Yes, I know. More kitten photos because I’m so cute.

Sure, I took a bunch, and with kittens living outdoors it’s justified—if they are hard to capture indoors, they have a lot more room to run outdoors! Plus, more things to hide behind, like sheds and bushes and things. But I still managed to get a lot of photos of the kittens we’ll be trapping this week, in part because while they were a little uncertain on Sunday, by Monday they were ignoring the one-eyed clicky beast entirely, and the human it rode in on. They are pretty well conditioned to the traps and eating inside them already, so on Friday we shouldn’t have a problem at all.

So here are more kitten photos, totally kittens being kittens. But their cuteness is part of the reason I think their socialization won’t be so difficult, the other part how relaxed they are around their caretakers. Check the captions, or write your own!

black kitten with traps
I have to go into one of these!

two kittens in shed
Can’t see me.
gray kitten on bucket
No one can get me here.

black kitten peeking
I’m going for optimum cuteness.
gray kittens with traps
What’s this?
black kittens with traps
New toys.



I mentioned keeping my trapping “fear free” because it can be such a frightening thing, and I’ve integrated several ways to do that mentioned here. Please read my article on fear-free trapping on the Fear Free Pets website:



A note about my cat rescue activities

I’ve been at this one way or another since about 1980, and I’ve just accepted that rescuing cats is a permanent part of my life. I try to be very careful with my time to be sure I meet all my deadlines and have the time to create the artwork and gift items I sell, but rescuing cuts into both my income and my time. However, if I have the skills to help a cats and people who need it, and no one else is available, I am happy I can do that for them.

The caretakers have just laid out quite a sum for vetting for five kittens, even at low-cost rates, and I’d like to help them with any donations of goods you’d like to give, especially food and litter. I’ve been gathering some donations and purchased toys and scratchers as well.

I also have some pretty high veterinary costs right now after losing Mewsette, and still treating Jelly Bean, Mr. Sunshine and Giuseppe. Morty still needs prescription foods until I can get him back to the veterinarian for some blood tests so we can find out more about his particular condition, and all of them need to eat.

  • Consider a Custom Pet Memorial Votive for yourself or a family member or friend. Remember that they don’t actually have to be memorials—a votive with someone’s pet on it while they are very much alive is also a nice custom gift!
  • Visit I am currently preparing my basement studio for handmade goods but it will be a couple weeks before I start stocking things, but look around in my Handmade Gifts Gallery.
  • I have four Stained Glass Cats small votives which I now offer with string lights in addition to an LED votive for your choice of lighting.
  • I still have plenty of feline garden flags, though I’m currently out of a few designs.
  • I have one of each of the Tortie Girls block prints and one of Awakening, all are matted and framed.
  • And consider even a small portrait of one or more of your fine felines!

If you have any questions, please let me know! And thanks for any help.

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22 Cats Votive Lamp

“22 Cats” votive lamp featuring all the portraits in my “Great Rescues Day Book”. Read more.


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Tuesday: Rescue Stories

Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork

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2 thoughts on “Rescue Story: More Kitten Photos of Those Five Little Kittens

  • OMC, they are so cute. The long-haired grey one reminds me of Giulietta as a kitten. You are such a kind, thoughtful and generous person to do this job. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh

    • They are unbelievably cute for feral kittens who should be far more wary than they are. Their mom must have had them where they had a fair amount of interaction with humans, even from a distance. But to not see airplane ears and frightened eyes is wonderful. These gray and black litters are a thing–I socialized several–Hamlet’s sister Ophelia was a fluffy gray girl, and the kittens my niece and her kids adopted were too.


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