Meet Murphy! A week old today, Murphy weighs five ounces and eats every 3.5 hours. He LOVES his snuggle kitty, fuzzy blankets, and cuddling. This little guy is unreal adorable and I’m enjoying every second with him! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who sent formula- we’re set on Breeder’s Edge for now!
Sweet little mister he gained an entire ounce in our first 24 hours together, but his appetite has slowed today. He’s purry and snuggly and happy, so I think he might just be full! We could use some Breeder’s Edge formula from the Amazon wishlist (link in bio) to keep this smush fat and sassy. Absolutely no obligation- thank you endlessly for your support
The first bottle baby of 2018 is here! This gentleman is the only survivor of his litter. From what little information I have, he was born first, and his poor mama labored for too long. His siblings and mama all passed. I’m not sure if she was someone’s pet or feral but regardless, please let the passing of these sweet lives serve as a reminder to #spayandneuter. Little guy weighed 110 grams last night and I’m estimating that he’s three ish days old. He’s hungry and snuggly so far, eating about 6-8 ml every 2 or so hours and I’m so happy to have him here!
I’ve been thinking quite a bit about my little Diego, from the Artist kittens last year. I’ll admit that even ten months later it’s often difficult for me to look at pictures of him. His life was short, and his death broke me in new and unfamiliar ways. He suffered a very rare and lethal vaccine reaction. You see, when fosters agree to take in tiny kittens, we also agree to take in the potential heartbreak. We sign our names on the dotted line, knowing with that will come immense pain, too, because unfortunately there’s no carfax for kittens. But in the moment this picture was taken with my tiny guy, all we knew was goodness. And that’s the stuff that keeps me hitting the refresh button waiting on new babies! Diego taught me so much, and I’m enormously grateful I was able to love him. I’m ready for you, kitten season 2018!
() While I impatiently wait for tiny kittens that need me, I’m going to post some former fosters! Here’s baby Darya fussing loudly after her lunch. This video makes me snort-laugh every. time. You can keep up with Darya at @polly_and_darya
A rare photo of Ginevra, my ultra shy, damn near untouchable foster fail. This elusive little minx has mild Cerebellar Hypoplasia, but I suspect further neuro issues too. She and I live peacefully as long as I don’t try to pick her up, or pet her without permission, or look at her sideways, or breathe in her general direction. Love my girl. Not all cats are snuggly, but all cats are deserving of a home where they can be completely themselves.
Lisa Frank was adopted today. Her new family is wonderful, with human kids to cuddle and two cat sisters. She is already so loved. Lisa was delivered to me in a tiny brown box, all three ounces of her. When I first held her up and kissed her tiny nose, I promised her one day I’d hand her over to her forever family. Today I fulfilled that promise. Goodbye is the goal, and we made it. I may have cried buckets in the car and I may be crying now but I couldn’t be happier. Love you forever, sweet girl. Please follow Lisa Frank, whose new name is Hana, at @hanapoppyseed