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Old 07-24-2013, 08:13 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, 10:34 PM
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Awesome! Should be a great experience for you both.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:57 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, 11:17 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, 03:26 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, 04:17 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 07-25-2013, 07:55 PM
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:45 AM
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OMG GIVE ME ONE NOW.

Seriously, I will smuggle one back in a duffel bag.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:39 AM
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WE can't give them homes. THey go back at 4 weeks to get their shots, and wormed..and some where along the line microchipped. THen it is back at 8 weeks for the shelter to vet, screen and place. I am finding it far easier to be affectionate with a baby I know isn't staying. That sounds wrong, but it's true. There is an order here, if that makes any sense and I am spread very thin between a lot of children, and many animals. Getting attatched for a life time commitment would probably have me freaking out at this point. But I can hold a kitten, smell it, touch it, think it's cute as all get out, and set it down, and NOT have to worrya bout it's future. Yay. That is someone else's worry.

I bought one can of formula from petco that was gulp expensive, then the shleter was suppose to drop off a can at their substation out here, but they didn't. Long story I won't bother with, so I went to walmart where they get theirs. I cringed because I do not like Hartz products. IT's different, and I don't like how it sits in their bellies. I dont' know how else to put it in words. I cant afford to feed them the other on my own. I can clean up the sticky mess, have Hyia keep them clean, help with all the rest, but some one are not easy eaters, just can't seem to get the hang of it, while one will grab hold of the syringe and suck it dry in one fell swoop. On it's own. Hyia is still practicing with teh syringe. She isn't ready for that part yet. But that is ok, I am more than pleased with all the rest she is doing. I have given her a syringe to practice with.

They have cheered her up immensely. IT's been a rough go for her lately.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:58 AM
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and in the other room, sort of the same thing. I will be watching these two another week and a half, and then they will stay home with mama awaiting their new sibling.
AFter that my 8 yr hold grandson will be here for a week. AFter that school starts and maybe I can find where my house went. Because I think I have lost a lot of ground in that dept.
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