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Old 07-24-2013, 07:13 PM
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To be a foster Mommy. These are her (with a lot of help) foster babies, day 2.

THat is not formula on the white one's face, there is a blonde siamese looking mask, both have it, but one is darker than the other. In good light you can see faint strips on the legs the same color. That will help in the people appeal. They will go back at 4 weeks for shots, and then back again for the final give back so they can receive vet care and microchip before they go up for adoption.

Hyia was having a hard time, and needed a confidence boost.I thought this might be a win win, I could teach her how to care for and bottle feed, there is no issue of them staying, it is in black and white that it is a 6 week commitment, end of story, period. SHe is laughing and singing and being awesome in cleaning up. THere is lots of cleaning up, but they are also already awesome at using the litter box which is where they go right after they eat. So getting them off on the right foot so to speak.
The shelter has received 200 animals last month, they are desperate for fosters, and I have my share of bottle feeding knowledge. So I told my friend Kelly we would take two, because I thought 2 would be easier to give up than one, but I should have known better, we walked out with a littler of 5. THey are a very pertty litter, all kittens are pretty, Hyia has always always always wanted to be with a kitten. She is happy, and positive, and the kittens are purring and playing now, so so far, so good.


Hyia told Kelly she wanted to work at the shelter when she grew up. Kelly told her being a good foster was the best place to start.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:34 PM
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Awesome! Should be a great experience for you both.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:57 AM
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So happy for Hyia. The kittens are so cute. Fostering is such a nice thing to do and very rewarding.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:17 AM
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The kittens are ADORABLE! I need a kitten fix.

I"m glad Hyia is happy again and learning something extremely valuable in the process. I hope she can cope ok when they go back to the shelter.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:26 PM
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what a wonderful thing for Hyia to be able to do--and learn from! They are really adorable--kittens are so much fun!
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:17 PM
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My god...those are some cute kitties!

Kudos to Hyia for becoming a foster mom for them
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:44 AM
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Vic kept pausing for a response, LOL!
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:28 AM
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I can tell how much Victor can still see by how he watches the kitten. If the white one is on a light colored sheet, he will keep looking where it was with big eyed amazement even tho the kitten has skittered to the other end of the sofa. Once it makes a sound down there he will turn his head and look with big eyed amazement even tho it ran back, until it makes a sound. Same for the dark one if it is on a darkish surface. His way of handling his night blindness is to shut his eyes tight, until the sun is fully up. If he has to get up at all, he walks behind me with his nose bumping the back of my leg. OUtside during the day, the only difference I can tell is if the bubbles are in the shade, he will try to catch them where he thinks they are being blown, and bark furiously wanting you to go ahead and blow them, even tho they are floating around his head. As soon as they hit the sunlight, and have that white dot on them, then he can run after them.

Columbus will NOT stay in the pen. THo the other 4 do, with no problem at all. He jumps out and makes it to the door and settles down right at the crack of it. Having gone as far as he can go. AT night, it's the bed and blankets for him, not the warm pile of his litter mates.. I hope he doesn't get himself in trouble in the long run with his adventures.
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:29 PM
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:41 PM
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last night was Ressie's night to hang out with me. Tonight is Potlicker aka Tiger or one of the three girls. Which ever you prefer.
Took this yesterday...she plays sooo gentle. Pat a cake with little gold paws. vid
einstein's are coming up. Will try to take some nice ones in the morning.
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