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!
Sassy

2 comments:

Coffeypot said...

It is infuriating how some people so irresponsible when it comes to pets. The least they could do was give the kittens to a Chinese restaurant. Just Kidding, Barb! Damn! Put that gun down...and tell Sassy to let go of my pant leg.

susieliesalot said...

oh my gosh what sweet babies! Lori said if you'd pay to get them neutered (AND declawed) she'd think about it. I told her I'm not sure if Hope agrees with the whole de-clawing thing.

PS- you are a crazy cat lady, but I totally love you. Lots.

PPS- what uncle B doesn't know wont hurt him.