Friday, January 9, 2009

quiet on the home front

It seems quiet around here, although sometimes I swear I hear a kitten crying. It's either my imagination, or the ghost of some former foster kitten that still wants my attention.

I am still working on my never ending (it seems) job of cleaning and organizing the kitty room while it is sans kittens. The only real piece of furniture in there is a shelving unit, which we mostly use for storage, but little by little, it seems to be the home of kitty supplies. I moved almost everything to the rolling cart which is supposed to be uses for supplies, but there are too many towels, and bags of food to put in there, so they are using some shelf space.

While I was putting some loose items in plastic boxes to keep them save from jumping, shelf climbing kittens, I found a bunch of photos. Here are some of the ones I found. Hard copy photos from my very first litter, the orange tabbies! They were adorable, and being the very first litter, we fell in love with all of them. We seriously thought about adopting Dakota, but he eventually went to a local vet, who had recently lost his cat, and wanted a male orange tabby.

My scanner is on the fritz, so I took pictures of the pictures. Not too bad.

All the sleepy babies

A puddle of orange and white. From left to right, Dakota, Latte, Jack, Lilly, LT and Sadie

Quite the mellow group

LT dragging his favorite toy under the desk

LT an Dakota sharing a moment

Jack. He was the last one to be adopted

Dakota, the one we almost kept.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

big day at the shelter

I popped in to the shelter yesterday to take some pix and see little Beulah, and it was a zoo! They adopted out like 5 cats while I was there! Awesome news! And, Norton was gone, and was Detroit and Cleo, and although Beulah was still there, she has been adopted!

While I was there, I ran into Ted and Martha, from 50kittens, so while we were chatting, we were pointing folks to cats we knew, to give them a little boost. Ted steered a nice lady to his former foster, Ferris, who has been around a while now, and in and out of iso, with URI symptoms, and she adopted him! Yay for Ferris. He is a sweet guy, but doesn't look like a kitten much anymore.

Here at itty bitty central, it's been relatively quiet, with no kittens. I am going to go give the kitty room a good scrubdown today, and make sure we are ready for spring, and the rush of new kittens. That being said, there is still some action going on here. Buck is still always a source of entertainment.

Buck thinks he can fit in the box

Peeking out looking for Bentley

Buck has a rough life