Friday, November 13, 2020

Foster Friday

I've got some new foster kitties!!! (Can you hear the excitement in my voice?) We're calling this group the Wild West Gang.

We have the beautiful Mama Kate.
Mama Kate brought four little four week old babies along with her. We have little Miss Calamity Jane.
Miss Annie Oakley
Mr. Wild Bill
And a special little guy, Mr. Wyatt Earp. Do you notice anything unsual about this little fella? More about him in just a bit.

Nursing mama cats are fun to have around. If you take good care of mama, she takes good care of the babies. And boy, is Kate a sweet gal. She loves people loving and loves her little kitties. But like mamas with babies this old, she needs some alone time. It has taken some trial and error but we finally found the perfect configuration for her (and the kitties) happiness.

The two connected popup pens with one top open + an old TV tray butted up right against the opening = happy mama and babies. She can keep a close eye on them...
and make a quick entry and exit when needed. The babies aren't yet able to climb up the mesh sides so she can keep them corralled, feed and clean them when she needs to, and still get her privacy. Go Mama Kate!
We don't keep them corralled all day, though. Like all babies before them, they get supervised play on the couch. The only difference is I have an additional playground supervisor on duty.
The kids are quite the lively and cute bunch. I mean, just look at those faces! We started them on gruel this week so they are a bit messy. But still cute!
Now let's get back to Wyatt. If you noticed in his picture, Wyatt was born without any back paws. Now there's a special guy for ya! So special and so important I felt it best to show him off - and document his progress over these next few weeks - in videos. Take a look at this week's introductory video to see this little guy in action.

Sweet, right? I can't wait to see what next week holds. Be sure to come on back next Friday for more photos and another Wyatt video. Happy Foster Friday!