Monday, July 29, 2013

News from North Shore

North Shore Animal League called last night and I have an appointment tomorrow morning, July 30, to take Tarzan and Cheetah in. If they pass the health and behavior exams they'll be accepted into the shelter, neutered, and put up for adoption. Kittens are almost always adopted quickly there, and they do a good job of screening adopters and trying to match animals to people and families.

So it's for the best since keeping eight cats in a one bedroom apartment wouldn't be great for me or for them. Still, I feel terrible handing them over to strangers knowing they'll be frightened and missing their home and family.

If anyone has been thinking about adopting them, now's the time to speak up!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Kittens at ten weeks

Eve has been acting oddly - restless, hostile to my resident cats, crying, more affectionate to me. She's only doing it during the day when the kittens usually come out and mingle with the other cats. I'm not sure if she's in heat or missing the three kittens who are gone to new homes. I'm planning to get her spayed in the next few weeks, when the kittens are fully weaned, she's not in heat, and hopefully has gained a little weight.

Here's a pic of Cheetah (left) and Tarzan (right) looking almost like mirror images. :D

You can see Tarzan has more distinct striping on his sides.

Tarzan and Cheetah are looking for a good home in the New York City area. I'd love to see them adopted together.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Kittens at nine weeks

The big news is that three of the kittens - Tickles, Maggie (renamed Tigris), and Blue Boy - have gone to their new homes. They're a little young still but staying in my apt they're not exposed to a variety of people and I thought they might adapt better if they go now. It was very sad to give them up but I'm keeping in touch with the adopters and will see Tickles and Tigris at least regularly.

So we're down to Tarzan and Cheetah (still looking for good homes) and Teeny and Bluebell (spoken for).

Pics of Tarzan and Cheetah playing this morning:

And a nice pic of Teeny and Bluebell snuggling:

Last, just Bluebell looking pretty:

Tarzan and Cheetah are looking for a good home in the New York City area. I'd love to see them adopted together.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Kittens at eight weeks

Sunday night was the kittens' eight week birthday. It's kind of a milestone since they're now old enough for adoption, although most experts say it's better for the kitten physically and psychologically to stay with their mother and littermates until 10 to 12 weeks.

No word from North Shore in the whole two days since they became old enough to be eligible. Just as well since most of them aren't quite big enough to meet the 2 pound requirement.

Tarzan, Cheetah, either Blue Boy or Tickles, Maggie, and Teeny

They had their first vet visit yesterday morning, for shots and routine deworming. (There are no signs of worms - it's a precaution.) Poor things were so scared, but they were cooperative and came through fine. I cried a little when told the vet was only charging me for three kittens; it was more than generous.

And the other big news is that there's another adopter! For the pic spam this week I've listed the kittens who are still looking for homes (or will go to North Shore if they call) and the ones who are spoken for. Can't believe there are only two left, assuming all goes well with all the adoptions!

Still needing homes:

Tarzan and Cheetah. They're strong and active, and love to climb like little monkeys. They're a bit shy but very affectionate. A lot of the climbing has been to get over the gates and come visit with me! Both are boys.

No, I can't tell them apart either without looking at the spots on their bellies. I think they're identical twins. Ideally they'll be adopted together since they're attached to each other and kittens need a lot of play.

Spoken for:

Teeny. She's the runt of the litter and we bonded while I was making sure she got a chance to nurse, so I'm keeping her. She's a sweetie and a snuggler - a little behind the others developmentally but energetic and lively.

Tickles and Blue Boy. My good friend C who's helped me with all this and who's found all the other adopters is taking Tickles, and the adopter who came last night is taking Blue Boy. Another case of being barely able to tell them apart! I THINK Blue Boy is the one on top.

Maggie. Her name is short for Magellan, because she's the most fearless of the bunch and loves to explore. My friend C is taking her as well.

Bluebell. A sweet, lovely, playful little blue tabby. C's aunt, who lives in Florida, is taking her when she flies up to visit in August or September. She'll stay with me until then.

As always, if you're interested in adopting an adorable kitten (or two) in the New York City area, please comment here!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Kittens at seven weeks

Pics of the kids at seven weeks. They're starting to look like real cats! Very cute cats. :) I've started integrating Eve and the kittens with my resident cats but am taking it slow because the kittens inevitably annoy the older cats.

As always, these kittens need homes in the New York City area. If you're interested, please comment on this blog.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Kittens at six weeks

Yesterday was their six-week birthday! Seems like they get bigger and stronger every day, or have I said that before? More climbing, this time up the Kitty Condo in the pix below! Thankfully still none have made it over the gate - yet - although  there's the second backup gate and I doubt my resident cats would harm them anyway beyond a swat if they don't behave.

Eve and her kittens are living in Queens, New York City. If you're interested in adopting one (or two!) adorable kittens, please post here!