Thursday, October 15, 2009


I dropped the babies off today... their next foster home will be Sheryl's, who works with Kitten Rescue. In the next few weeks they will get treated for fleas and worms, vaccinated, tested for FIV and FeLV, and then spayed/neutered when they get big enough.

And then, we pray they will find the best of home, a home where the humans will truly value the worth of a little feline soul. Or two. Two kittens are so much better than one!

We are going to miss them. I shed a few tears in the car today, after parting with them...
I have to get my carrier back from Sheryl though, what a convenient excuse to go check on them next week ;-p

Gotta go... hug your dog or cat for me today!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Last day with the troublemakers...

After almost a week of daily heart-melting, today is our last day with the troublemakers... tomorrow they are going to be fostered and taken care of by Kitten Rescue, a wonderful rescue group here in L.A.

We are pretty sure by now that both kittens are boys... there is still a slight doubt about the little grey one, that should be solved tonight by another round of intimate scrutiny (met with indignant meeps). They will be two intense bundles of joy!

"Ehn? Me? I'm a what?!"

"I'm cute and innocent and I love to pose with a serious face... I'm no trouble at all"

They no longer run for cover when we open the bathroom door now, but instead stand there wide-eyed, waiting for whatever is going to come next. Food (most often), playtime (very often), tummy rubs (always!). With time they have gotten very playful and trusting, and they are truly adorable little monsters.

I really hope they will find the best of homes... together. They are so bonded. Don't forget, if you live in the Los Angeles area and want kittens, email me!! I am driving them to a rescue group tomorrow because my family is flying in from France on Saturday, and five people will then share the bathroom they are staying in... which makes it impossible to keep them. But I can still recommend people to Kitten Rescue if they would like to adopt them :)

"Wait a minute... we're going where?!!"

"I'm not so sure I like that idea... would anyone call and adopt us already?! Hmmm?"

I mean, seriously, how could anyone resist those mugs?!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

All warmed up

So, I think we can safely say the kittens are all warmed up now... judge for yourself:

There's a lot of playing going on...

And some starin' too...

The kittens have spent a lot of time purring and playing today, and getting their tummies rubbed.
When I look at the first pictures I took of them, and the ones I took tonight - there is such a world of difference! It's amazing how fast those tiny creatures respond to love and care, and decide that bipeds aren't such bad companions after all.

They also learned really fast how to master the melt-in-your-boots pose *sigh*

Friday, October 09, 2009


So... after getting a good, warm bath and being very good about it, the kittens got a bellyful of chicken baby food, licking it off our fingers... yum!

You can tell they feel a lot better already. Still hissy and spitty, but more out of principle than anything else... they are actually pretty friendly, and even purr when we rub their tummies :)

And of course, a full belly only calls for one thing... playtime!

In between wrestling bouts, mousie hunting, feather wand swatting, and a couple of human toe-chomps, time for an innocent pose:

"Qui? Moi?!"
These little guys are truly adorable, and warming up so fast. If you are looking for us, we will be melted with cuteness on the bathroom floor!

Thursday, October 08, 2009


The babies are filthy... really filthy. And really skinny too. They are probably covered in fleas, as I could feel their fur encrusted with dust and little grainy specks this morning.

Even though they are still very scared, I think I will have to bathe them today. It will make them more comfortable, and should get rid of most of the fleas. They are not going to like it, but really I have to do it before they get strong enough to fight it!

They are hissy and spitty, understandably terrified at the change a human bathroom represents as opposed to under a car, or the bushes - their natural environment so far. I hope they will warm up soon, at least they let me pet them, even though they don't look convinced.

Update with before/after bath pictures soon!

Street Cuteness

So... Hubby and I have been feeding feral cats on our block for the past two months. We started with four kittens and their mama - the kittens seem to be about 4 months old, so we were just planning on feeding them every night, and trapping them soon to get everyone TNR'ed. (Trapped/Neutered/Returned to their original spot) They are way too skittish to be tamed, especially when L.A. is drowning in homeless cats and kittens, and they would not stand a chance of getting adopted (and I do NOT have room for more cats!!)

Well... long story short, last night as I put the food down, I see a tiny little scruffy thing coming out from under a car, plant his two paws in the plate, and start inhaling the canned food, growling all the while! Seems like mama cat hasn't been idle **sigh** we really need to get her fixed before she gets pregnant again.

Needless to say, it was out of the question for us to leave those babies to grow up on the street and become wild too... so we set out to catch them.
We managed to get two tonight, and I know there is a third, and possibly a fourth one still there. So hopefully we can get them tomorrow night.

Will keep you guys posted... in the meantime, here are the first pictures of the new (scared) kids on the block (or in the bathroom):

"What the heck is going on?!"

"I don't like you. I will hiss!" (and he did, but it was just sad and cute)

Scared little monsters... I hope they stuff their faces overnight, and are in better spirits in the morning!

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