Archive for August, 2007

Fostering Round 2

August 2, 2007

It’s been a few days after we returned our first litter of kittens to the Humane Society to be adopted. With the pain of parting subsiding, and from getting emails/comments of happy new parents, we have decided to take on another litter!

This time around we will have them for only two weeks. The main goal will be weight gain, socialization and monitoring for any symptoms of illness. It’s pretty obvious the minute they settled into their new nursery that although tame, these kittens have not had much human socialization. Egg Plant (now Homer), Hermione and Avalanche (now Velma Kelly) used to rush for the door the minute it opens and try their best to climb on you for snuggles. These three tend to scatter and hide when we open the door. Since socialization for kittens are critical around the 8-10weeks stage, we have our work cut out for us in the next two weeks.

These little ones will be ready for adoption around Aug 14th at the Toronto Humane Society. As we get to know the new brood better, we will post information/pictures of these little ones to share with you. Adopting a new kitten into your family is a huge responsibility, so we will strive to do the best that we can for them in preparation for their arrival in your home.

update! The three little one will be staying with us for an extra week! Unfortunately they have come down with a bad cold and ear mites. Don’t worry though, we have taken them to the vet and when they are better, they should be ready for adoption next week. I will keep everyone posted!

update! Well, we took the little ones to the Vet Saturday and was told to keep them a few days longer. The ear mites are almost gone now but they need to be on drops for 5-7 days to make sure they are clean. So the good news is that we get to play with them for a few more days, but I am getting anxious as they are about 3 months old now. Hopefully in a few days we will be able to help them find new families. These little ones have come such a long way and had some rough times, I truly hope they will find loving homes for the rest of their lives soon.

update! We brought the little ones back to the Humane Society today (Sept 1st) just in time for their adoption blitz. Hopefully they will all find new homes today!

JZ

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A114629 (Panda)

August 2, 2007

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It’s hard not to fall in love with Panda when you see her. Her cool grey and white colorings give her a calm, almost zen-like look. And her fur is the softest of the bunch.

Panda loves to follow her people friends around and will curl up against you (or on you) every chance she gets. Panda loves to play with her selection of toys and chase her siblings: you can often find her with a toy in her mouth, happily singing. Well, it’s more like humming away as she wanders around the nursery. She loves to purr, but you will almost have to hold your breath to hear her, since this little girl is very very quiet.

She is the most tentative of the three – it takes her a while to get used to new spaces and things. Panda doesn’t like sudden loud noises and prefers to be handled gently, she will be the perfect lap cat and companion to a household with no small children.

A114628 (Wibble)

August 2, 2007

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Wibble had a broken tail, bad cold, ear mites and stuffed up nose. You would think this might leaver her down and out, but Wibble is the most playful of the three. She loves to bat at you with her paws, head-butt you, lick (and nibble) you, etc.

Wibble’s favourite game is to play with our (2-year old) cat Smudge through the frosted glass window in the bathroom. They touch paws on either side of the glass. Smudge now spends the entire day stationed next to the bathroom, hoping Wibble will humour her. Wibble also enjoys to play kitten soccer with her siblings. She’s definitely the most skilled of them all.

She doesn’t meow, but makes little burbling sounds when she’s happy. And when Wibble grows up, she’s going to take over the universe.

A114627 (Alphonse)

August 2, 2007

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Alphonse has blue and violet eyes, soft silky orange fur. He will purr loudly at the sight of you. Or smell of you. Or (probably) the thought of you. He has yet to learn how to meow, properly: it looks like he’s saying MEEEEoooooowwww, but what comes out is ————–eep! It’s the best he can do to announce his presence.

Despite our best efforts, Alphonse doesn’t like lying on his back, but he will rest happily with his head on your shoulder if you hold him facing you. This boy is sweet natured and yet independent.

He’s also a big game hunter – having decided that the little fur Ikea rug we gave him wasn’t a bed, but a toy. He spends a fair bit of time dragging around this rug (and other toys) that are actually bigger than he is. And from the spring in his step when he’s doing it, we think that he thinks he’s a lion.