Saturday, August 20, 2011

One Down, Seven To Go!

This is Roxy.  She was born under our house the day before Father's Day this year.  This photo was taken just two or so days after she was born.
Well, Roxy has gone to her new forever home.  Here's a not-so-great cell-phone image of her with her 3 siblings taken about 10 days ago.  She is as cute as can be (aren't they all?).  Her new mom (lucky for us, she lives in our neighborhood!) says she's just running around the house, trying to get their older cat to play, and settling in just fine.
The mom, Daisy, should be leaving here with her 3 other kittens in about a week or 10 days.  They will all be going to the same home.  They will live with the Grandma and Grandpa of 4 grandchildren.  That way, each grandchild will have his or her own cat living at Grandma's house.  I think they will have a great life.
As for the newest batch, we still have no permanent homes on the horizon for them.  They are listed on petfinder with the rescue for which we are fostering them.  And I've had a couple of neighbors express some interest.  But so far nothing as been finalized.  Keep your paws crossed for them!

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Saturday Pet Blog Hop - OMG Batman! Not MORE kittens!!!!!

Hi Everyone!  Sassy here and we are doing another Saturday Pet Blog Hop along with our friends at Two Little Cavaliers and Confessions of the Plume.  If you'd like to join in, go here and link up.

Now, I guess you may have figured out from the title of this post that Barb is turning into the "crazy kitten lady."  Yup.  We've got more kittens in the house!  Let me tell you the story.

Last Tuesday Barb was on Facebook (whatever that is) and saw a post from our favorite rescue group.  Someone had dumped a cage full of kittens in the parking lot of a doggy daycare and boarding place (owned by the ladies of Hope Rescues) at 3:00 in the afternoon, 102 degrees, no water, no shade.  An employee just happened to find them before they baked to death.  Jackie (our hero) was a mess!  She couldn't keep them.  They were at capacity at the rescue (which is NOT the same as their business) and she did not want to lose her rescue license over someone else's lack of responsibility.  She knew that she'd have to have animal control pick them up if they were not gone by 5:00.  But she also knew that animal control would not keep them either.  It was find someone to rescue them, or send them to their deaths.  Well, if you knew Jackie, you'd know that she was in tears (and huffin' mad) over these babies.

A rescue group, Rico's Rescue, agreed to help Jackie out, but she only uses foster homes and none of hers were available.  Barb was already on her way to get the kittens (she needed to help Jackie out) so we are now a new foster home for Rico's Rescue.  There were 5 kittens, but we only have 4 of them.  One of them is being fostered by another of Hope Rescues' volunteers.  But if there is anyone out there in the St. Louis area that wants to help foster these babies, please step up!  Barb is in trouble at home since we still have the momma and 4 kittens from Father's day and they will be here until the end of August.

Here are the new babies:
Here are the 4 of them 
This is Laughy Taffy (girl) on top of Lucky (boy)

Lucky (boy)
Mrs. Claws (girl)

Suave (boy) (The other kitten was named Rico after the dog from Rico's Rescue, so Dad thought it would be funny to name one Suave - "Rico Suave"

Laughy Taffy again
The vet says they are about 5 weeks old.  Barb and the boys gave them baths and washed about a gazillion fleas down the drain.  They got wormed and tested for FIV and Feline leukemia thanks to Rico's Rescue.  And the good news - negative for both!!!!!  That will make it much easier to find them homes.

Well, I'm doing much better on my leg.  Barb wants me to put it down more, but I still tend to want to carry it when I'm moving fast.  I went for some swimming therapy with 2 of my boys.  My cousins (Jenny, a black sheltie mix, Juneau and Kodi, American Eskimos) have a pool at their house.
I'm all about swimming!  I'd go every day if we had the pool at our house.  But, as it is, Uncle B doesn't really like dogs in the pool.  So I don't get to go very often.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Check out the blog hop for some great pet blogs.  And come get a kitten!