Orphan Kitties: March 18th through April 4th.
What follows is the story of the orphan kittens while they were at my home. You might want to start at the bottom and scroll upwards.
Kitties Move On: April 4th
So, from March 18th until April 4th, the kittens hung out with me. But I’m delighted to say they have now moved to another PetsConnect Foster home! A home that is safer for them now that they are really starting to want to move around and play. They will continue being socialized, and they will have a couple nice dogs to play with and they will get exposed to a couple cats which will be good for them and then there is an energetic child who they will be in awe of … until they get a bit older and start tackling him! The new family has named the kittens: Eenie, Meenie, Miney and Mo. Not sure of the spelling.
I’m not really set up to do tiny kittens. My dogs step on them, I step on them, they go under the oven and they just are too tiny to let loose. But neither did I want to just leave them in a cage all the time. So, I compromised. They had a cage set up with a litter box and a big bed, dry food (I was hopeful) and water. Then, using one of those recycle shopping bags I would carry them around the house with me. It sounds funny but they were really happy. They ate on top of the dining room table. I would lay out a newspaper, put their warmed up stinky, smushy canned pate on a plate and they would dig in. And always on hand were warm wet cloths for needed clean up! The kittens were funny as they would get both front paws placed into the food, head buried into the food and I could hear them slurping it up. After their meals I put them in a large cat carrier with warmed up towels for nap time.
And I took them to prison! When I took the puppies for our Daylight program .. I took the kittens too! They went once or twice a week. Yes, this program is for puppies – to help socialize puppies and reach out to the youth so, why not the kittens. They certainly could use the socialization! The kittens were a big hit, especially with some of the staff and the inmates, who are adolescent males, were so gentle and kind to these kittens. They fed the kittens, cleaned them up, helped them into the litter box and then snuggled with them!
Here are photos of the kittens taken March 30, 2011 – they look like kittens now!
March 18, 2011
I fed them kittens milk which they would try to lap up and I also fed some to them using a little syringe. I have no idea if they are male or female. One is black, one is a black classic tabby and three are brown tabbies. One of the kittens never did breathe right and that one did pass away. The remaining four have done well.
Here are photos of the kittens moving in on Pearl and Cherry’s rocking chair.
Photos Taken March 23, 2011
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