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    Three new fosters!!*More pics post 18*

    I called the shelter yesterday and asked them to put me back on the list for kittens. Today I got the magic call; three babies had been transferred over from a WAY overcrowded shelter and needed a foster. These guys are happy, bouncy, playful, and frighteningly thin and dehydrated. The foster coordinator thinks they are so thin simply because the other shelter is so overwhelmingly crowded that they were not eating well. I think she's probably right...they are PIGS! When I put them in the bathroom at first, I put down some kibble and some canned food, and they nibbled at those. A few hours later, I poured them a bowl of KMR and they went NUTS! So I mixed some KMR in with their canned food and they all pigged out.

    I don't know where they came from originally, but all three of them are super sociable, affectionate, and fun-loving. Even while riding in the car, they were bouncing around the carrier batting at their siblings' tails and looking quite cheerful.

    This is General Grape. He wants to be in my lap or perched on my shoulder at all times. He's also a talker. If he can't reach my shoulder, he pats at my chest and asks "Mew? Mew? Put me up higher!"


    The reason there aren't more pictures of Grape is because he was all over me and it's hard to photograph a cat on your shoulder!!


    This is Private Pancake. He's a teeny bit jumpy around me, but loves to play and purrs when picked up. He also likes Jasper a LOT!


    I had to take my bathrobes out of the bathroom because he kept trying to climb them.


    Pancake is the most dehydrated of the three, but he's drinking a lot of KMR, so hopefully he will be better hydrated in the morning.


    You can see how thin he is here. Poor guy.


    The girl, Esmeralda. She was NOT impressed when Jasper came in at first. Her tail is quite impressive, don't you think?


    After a few moments, Essie decided that since Jasper's tail is such a wonderful plaything she would forgive him for being a dog and go make friends. It was a long time before her tail smoothed out all the way though!!


    She is in better shape than her brothers physically, and she is SO beautiful! I'm half in love with her already, she has the most enchanting face.


    Esmeralda likes her KMR too!
    Last edited by snakemama; 09-04-2014 at 11:04 PM.

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    "Hi PT!! Will someone here adopt me so foster meowmie can keep up with me as I grow?!"

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    Aww, such fun! Sorry, sweetie, I cannot adopt you - I am very, very far away, and terribly allergic to kitties - even adorable ones like you! But I am sure someone will adopt you just as soon as your foster mom fattens you all up and gets you ready!
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    *melt* *melt* *melt* Miss Esmeralda, I would consider adopting you if I wasn't so gosh darn far away! I am sure you will go to a purr-fect forever home when you are ready though!
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    Well, I think the answer to the question of their poor weight is simply that they aren't weaned yet! This morning, their kibble and wet food slurry had both been nibbled at, but the bowl of KMR was polished clean! I poured another bowl and Essie and Pancake dove straight in! (Grape wanted lap time more than food!) Hooray! I'll weigh them when I get home so I can start to make sure they are gaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakemama View Post
    "Hi PT!! Will someone here adopt me so foster meowmie can keep up with me as I grow?!"
    Oh no! You're not going to get me with this one!!! VERY tempting though. So darn adorable!!!
    I wish I had enough money to take in another dog and another cat. Someday............................

    I have no fear that you will help these babies grow and thrive to be adopted into their furrever homes.
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    Just gorgeous babies! At least they are eating/drinking on their own, no bottle feeds this time. I bet they will put on weight now. "All that food - for meeeeee-w?" Yes, babies, all for you.

    Any idea how old they are? 4 weeks?
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    Oh my goodness, what adorable, precious babies! <<>>

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    Oh my goodness! I'm sure with those adorable faces and playful personalities, they will find their forever homes in no time!

    RIP Sally

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    Oh My! How cute and precious! Good for you for being a temporary mom. I'm pretty sure I could not be a foster because I would probably keep all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catty1 View Post
    Just gorgeous babies! At least they are eating/drinking on their own, no bottle feeds this time. I bet they will put on weight now. "All that food - for meeeeee-w?" Yes, babies, all for you.

    Any idea how old they are? 4 weeks?
    They are about four weeks old, which is why the first shelter had been offering them solid food. They are definitely not quite ready for 100% solids yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaycountrygal View Post
    Oh My! How cute and precious! Good for you for being a temporary mom. I'm pretty sure I could not be a foster because I would probably keep all of them.
    Hee hee, I always worry about that - luckily since I started fostering in 2007 there has only been one who I just couldn't be parted with - and that's my baby Kyubey.

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    I could never let those babies go , I bet that Mickey and Terrance would adopt those Babies they are so sweet to Sydney ChristinOfur!!!
    They are so precious!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by catmandu View Post
    I could never let those babies go , I bet that Mickey and Terrance would adopt those Babies they are so sweet to Sydney ChristinOfur!!!
    They are so precious!!!
    I have to admit, I am falling hard for General Grape....It will be hard to let him go, especially after watching him go from skinny waif to healthy cat!

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    All of these precious babies are adorable!! But General Grape would be the one I'd have the hardest time letting go of. What a sweet baby boy!
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