Sunday, October 5, 2008

Day 1 with our Feral little fosters.

We went to our favorite little kitty shelter, Katie's Place on the weekend and found some beautiful kitty's as usual! I was particularily drawn to an adorable instigator named Ginger. Ginger knew the way to my heart as he put his two paws on my shoulder and began kneading and nuzzling. Ginger has been with Katie's Place for a couple of weeks now and I hope he finds a loving home soon.
But, we also found some adorable little feral kittens.. so scared they wouldn't even come out of their kennels and would hiss and growl and swat when you came close. These little kittens are only about 7 weeks old and totally adorable! Evenlyn mentioned they need a good foster home to care for them and tame them so they can easily find a wonderful and caring family to love them forever. I left my name and number to call in case they needed a home for them and lo and behold I was delighted to get one. Off I run with some wonderful instructions and all the necessary equipment to successfully tame and snuggle these wild kittens. Born in the bottom of a boat, these adorable kitty's are named Clipper, Schooner and Tug. This is our little journey with these lovely little kittens. Stay tuned! :)

One half hour into fostering. Curious little clipper checking us out.


BeadedTail said...

Oh what precious faces! I wish I could foster kitties but I'd never give them back!

RainbowMom said...

I know! I'm wondering how we are going to give these little ones back after they go from feral to friendly! I trust tho.. that wonderful families will adopt them. :)

Claire, said...

AWWW, how adorable! We are expecting three fosters next week, we can't wait, mama and two babes.
You are so lucky and so are those babes to have you.
We've already decided we're keeping our fosters, hehehehehehe, hopefully.


I fostered a feral cat once who bit me, was terrified and would not come out for 6 months. Now he lives with me (9 years later) and sleeps on my head every night. It is amazing what a little love and patience can do. I have a foster kitty on my lap now (somehow some of them end up staying). Good for you for helping them-the world needs more people like you!

Roses and Lilacs said...

What a gorgeous kitten. Good luck.

Rosebud Collection said...

They are so cute..I have found it very hard to get close to feral cats..We have one here, outdoor cat..had her spaded and all..can't get near her..been feeding her for years and still runs from us..Yet, her mother was wonderful.

RainbowMom said...

claire - That's exciting. I hope you post a little note about them. :) I really enjoy working with these little kittens. It's exciting to see them go from fear to comfort. :)

Healthnut Mom - Your commitment and perserverence are inspiring! The world needs more like you and the dedication that you show. That's beautiful! How lucky for the kitties to have you. :)

Roses - thank you. they are doing well so far. :)

Rosebud - Adult ferals can be difficult for sure! These ones are young enough that you can get through to them still. I love that you still feed her. :)