Friday, October 10, 2008

Day 4 with our little ferals

What a fantastic day. Break through! These kittens are wonderful and inspiring as they are coming along so very quickly. My husband broke the barrier by scooping up little Schooner just like Mama might and snuggled her up even before she knew to be afraid.

I feel safe with him too Schooner. :)

The hissing is all but over and we are able already to reach in and snuggle them up to our heart. Albeit, for only about 30 seconds at a time.. they are still kittens after all. I don't let my children hold them yet as they still spook pretty quickly but they are reaching in and petting them as often as the kittens are awake.

My husband has all but fallen in love with the little tuffy Tug and has consequently renamed him Rogue. I came home from dropping our beloveds off at school and off I pattered into the bedroom to find my husband exclaim like a little boy while snuggling with the little black kitten. "His name is Rogue! And, he's mine." lol What am I going to say?? I think his name should be Spirit personally but it's a no go. He's not mine after all. ;)

Our female Roxy has been wonderful coming closer and setting a very good example to teach the babies that humans are fun! They have been watching every move she makes as well.

She was sunning herself on her cat tower and looking very relaxed so I thought it would be a good time to introduce them informally. One by one I took the kittens to see her and she most certainly has her favorite. Interesting that her and Rogue have some stuff to work out between them however. I hope you enjoy the pictures. :)

Not too interested in Rogue.. nope.

Adorable and very playful Clipper. Clipper would rather play on the cat tower then worry about the bigger kitty on it.

Look at that face!

She's such a good seragote watchful Mom kitty!

And, this is how you scratch. Are you watching Schooner?

After you loosen everything up, it's time for a bath. She loves Schooner.

Schooner needs her love also. She would cry the most when she saw Roxy walk by.

She turned her back on Tug.. err.. Rogue. Aww.

But, all is not lost for Roque yet!

He just has to remember his manners and not poof and hiss at the Mama cat.

Spread the Love folks! :)




Roses and Lilacs said...

Wow, they are coming along fast. You both are doing a great job, oh and Roxy of course deserves credit;)

I always say you can trust a man who loves cats.

Rocki said...

Oh my goodness! So very cute kitties! I just want to cuddle with them!

Happy Friday :)

Daisy said...

They are doing so great! With all the socialization they're getting, I'll bet they will turn out to be especially loving and people-friendly cats.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Awww. My Biju was just like Rogue. In fact I still call her my Rogue kitten. She's tough, but she's so loveable and it's been nearly a year since we rescued her. Thanks for sharing your beautiful kittens and story.

Bobbie said...

Those pics made me cry.

Thanks so much for sharing their progress. I could read this stuff all day long...

I'm grateful you are in the world.

manamoon said...

Oh how absolutely adorable!! I've read about your journey with these little darling so far and it sounds like you're all doing beautifully!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I loved yours. What a fabulous joke of the day! All the best ~ Sharon

BeadedTail said...

The are progressing very nicely! All kitties respond to love and they are getting buckets full of love at your house! Thanks for sharing!

Rosebud Collection said...

They are so cute..Happy they are doing well in their new home..Enjoyed all the pictures.

Sweet Repose said...

I never tire of kitten pictures, can't tell you how many litters I have rescued and had all neutered before giving away. We have a spay neuter clinic at the humane society, especially for farm cats. It's a wonderful program, too bad so many farmers don't take advantage.



This really brought tears to my eyes (I get so emotional about animals). You are doing one of the kindest things in the world. Not many people would take the time and love it takes to help feral kittens. They are so cute! BTW-I think I may have a new feral eating in my garage (I leave it cracked with cat food for whoever needs it). I am wondering if the little guy is truly feral or just scared. I am going to see how it goes this week and will give you an update. You made my day with your update and pictures. Warms my heart!

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Lady V said...

How precious! What sweet little babies they are! I would want to keep each and every one of them.

Sandra Evertson said...

Oh, Love the sweet little kitties! Our Romeo who is now 13 years old, he was a skinny little feral we found in the engine of my car! Life just wouldn't be the same without him!