2nd Batch of Foster Kittens - 2019

carolkoh

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From a feral colony that was being TNR'ed. They were the right age - about 6 weeks. Too young to be fixed, but tameable. So they were removed while older siblings, their parents and other cats were trapped, neutered and returned. Their human caretakers fed the colony well as their cat mom did an excellent job with them. They are clean and healthy. Good development. Bright and bouncy. Climbing and jumping - but scared. I had to scruff the Tortie girl out for a cuddle this morning, before putting her in front of the plate of food which she wolfed down. Her siblings had already eaten, but she was too scared to come out of hiding.

Tortie girl & black boy - with swirly undercoat. He might be what they call "smoke" - a lighter grey undercoat
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Orange boy and his little sister.
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They are lovely, long haired kittens, so I have no doubts that they will be quickly adopted once they are tamed down and have had their "delicate operations"
 
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carolkoh

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Having had them a couple days and held them, I can confirm they are skin, bones and fluff. I'm adding the more expensive raw I feed my own cats into their food to beef them up a little. The tiny Tortie girl may need a little high-calorie nutritional gel for a bit of an appetite boost.
 
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TooCool4

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I love cats :cool:
 
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Bless your heart Carolyn. Those cats are lucky to have you caring for them.
 

carolkoh

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Since my last update, I sent the orange pair away to another foster family so I could have more time with the shyer two. Also with four, you have a "pack" - when there's only one or two, they are more likely to warm up to humans. I got the little orange girl - Artemis purring - so I was confident that someone with time to hold them would be successful in getting them to be friendlier.

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carolkoh

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Orion - the little smoke colored boy and Iris - the Tortie girl aren't totally friendly yet. I'm still big and scary when I'm standing up, BUT the irresistible feather toy is irresistible. They jump and climb on me to catch it. :D

They go for their clinic appointments this Sunday, then I have two more weeks to work with them before their Adoption event. I might get the Orange pair as well.

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#12
Long back, we adopted a pair of feral brothers. They were not bonding to us at all. We had to isolate them into separate bedrooms—my wife would sleep with one for half the night, then move to the other bedroom. I was in the other room and we'd swap. It took several weeks before they stopped crying for one-another but we finally got them to come 'round and be OK with humans. They looked a lot like the pair in your photo above.
 
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carolkoh

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Long back, we adopted a pair of feral brothers. They were not bonding to us at all. We had to isolate them into separate bedrooms—my wife would sleep with one for half the night, then move to the other bedroom. I was in the other room and we'd swap. It took several weeks before they stopped crying for one-another but we finally got them to come 'round and be OK with humans. They looked a lot like the pair in your photo above.
Good job! That's dedication. Swapping bedrooms for half the night!
 

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