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Kitty Sitting: They Are On The Move

Kitty Sitting:  They Are On The Move

Within the last couple of days, our SpokAnimal foster kittens have started opening their eyes and went from dragging themselves around, to getting their legs under them. The five kittes, who were born at our house the Saturday morning of Hoopfest, are slowly, but surely beginning to walk. They don't, however, like to be too far away from their momma (who we've named Snooki).

Snooki is a protective mom, but, she allows us to love on the babies. In a week or so, we'll take both mom and kitties to be checked out by the veterinarian at Spokanimal. They'll get the appropriate shots and we'll get an idea of when they'll be ready for adoption.

If you're looking for kittens, these five are as sweet and cute as they come and Snooki would be a great addition if you'd like an older cat.  She loves affection and attention. More updates to come.

Foster Kitty Update

Foster Kitty Update

Our foster cat "Snookie" and her kittens are doing great.  The kitties look less like tiny aliens and more like kittens each day.  They are now 7 days old.  We'll have them 3 more weeks before they get checked out at SpokAnimal by the vet.  From there she'll assess how they're doing and determine when they'll be ready for adoption.  (Snookie will need a home, too.)

A New Kitty Adventure

A New Kitty Adventure

My family successfully fostered our first litter of kittens for SpokAnimal.  When we got back from vacation, I texted to see if our services would be needed.  It wasn't 5 minutes later my phone was ringing.  Tamarah from SpokAnimal asked if we could take a cat that was about to have kittens. 

Why not?!?!  So, a couple of hours later, my 14 year old, McKensie and I went to pick up a very pregnant, abandonded cat.  McKensie named her Snookie (for the Jersey Shores star who is also expecting).  Snookie is super friendly.  She loves to be loved on.

The next morning, a very uncomfortable Snookie went into labor. 

Adventures In Kitty Sitting: Mission Accomplished

Adventures In Kitty Sitting: Mission Accomplished

It's time! Our job is done. My family has successfully fostered our first litter of kittens from SpokAnimal. Sweet Baby B (aka Bixby), the last of the litter of 5, is big enough and healthy enough to be spayed and adopted out. Her siblings have all found new homes through SpokAnimal, now it's Sweet Baby's turn.

When we got the litter, the kitties were so tiny, weighing about a half pound each. When we'd had them for about a week, Sweet Baby (who was the runt) became very sick. She was diagnosed with a parasite, which all the kittens ended up with. With the help of the wonderful staff at SpokAnimal, we nursed all of them back to health. Sweet Baby now tips the scale at a whopping 2 pounds. She should have her procedure today and should be ready for someone to adopt her tomorrow.

She is fiesty, cuddly and very social. My family has loved and handled her for weeks. We think she'll make a great pet.... you will love her!

 

It's A Dog's Life For Silvano Bitencourt

It's A Dog's Life For Silvano Bitencourt

Silvano Bitencourt is a native of Brazil. He came to the United States with pretty much nothing but the shirt on his back and the American Dream in his heart. Silvano not only has accomplished the American Dream he recently became a United States Citizen.

I had a chance to talk with him recently about his Dog & Cat Grooming business in Spokane, becoming a citizen and what he has planned for the future.

Tell me a little about yourself, I know you're Brazilian. How does a Brazilian wind up living in Spokane?

I am Brazilian born in Brasilia Distrito Federal Brazil, I belong to the first generation of the federal capital of the nation. When I decided to fight for my American dream, get out of Brazil to Miami FL, where I started the whole course of my life in America. After a few years in Florida, several economic problems and other personal reasons, I was curious and sought other places to follow my dreams.

I decided to move to Spokane, I thought it was a charming city and not expensive to live. I didn't know anyone here, I faced problems of adaptation and acceptance in this community. I was the victim of discrimination in a sporting goods store when I first moved here. My accent if very thick so I think it was surprising to see a Latino. But Spokane has come a long way in terms of acceptance of different people.

A Shadowy Adventure In Kitty Sitting

A Shadowy Adventure In Kitty Sitting

Yet another clever name my kids have chosen for one of our foster kitties. This "tuxedo" kitten's name is Shadow.   Shadow is a bit on the spazzy side; super energetic and really funny.

My picture isn't clear, at all, because I couldn't get Shadow to hold still! That said, when Shadow settles down, you'll get lots of great snuggles and purrs.

Most of the kittens in this litter will be spayed and neutered next week. Shortly after that, they'll be ready for adoption at SpokAnimal.      

To read all of Robyn's adventures in kitty sitting, visit the Pets tag on KXLY's Your Community

Adventures in Kitty Sitting: Little Grey

Adventures in Kitty Sitting: Little Grey

Here is the latest on our foster kitties. We just had the "babies" weighed and checked for parasites. All clear and looking good! They are done with the medicine and are gaining weight, getting closer to being ready for adoption.

This little guy I'm featuring has been named "Kitty Kitty" by my kids. It's very creative, I know. Equally as creative is what I call it... "Grey"  or "Little Grey".  (If you are a fan of Grey's Anatomy, you may also want to call this kitty Lexi).

Little Grey is hilarious.  It is usually the first one racing out of the cage, climbing over its siblings in the process.  It is also the first to wrestle with a plastic shopping bag on the floor, or the first to try climbing up my leg.

Four of these kittens will be spayed or neutered next week, then they'll be ready for new homes through SpokAnimal.  The 5th (the runt) still needs to catch up on the weight gain, then she'll be ready to roll, too.