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Adopt these kitties!

Adopt these kitties!

Most of our awesome little "famous" foster kitties are ready for adoption.  The white kittens (all boys) you see in this picture are big enough and healthy enough for their new homes. 

I call them famous, because of their names.  My kids were in charge of naming these critters.  When new owners step forward, I suspect some of these names will change. The boys are: "Tobey" Maguire, "Rocky" Balboa and "Paw" Newman.

Momma kitty, Snooki is also ready.  She is a beautiful, friendly cat that likes lots of lovin'.

The gray and orange tabbies, both girls, just need to put on a little weight.  They'll hang out at our house for another week or so, putting on a few more ounces, then, they, too will be ready for adoption. By the way, I should mention the controversy regarding the girls' names. 

The orange one is Foxy.  Actually it's Foxy Cleopatra (from Austin Powers).  Before we knew she was a she, it was Michael J Fox.  The gray one is Katniss, named for the main character in the Hunger Games (unless you ask my daughters.. they call her Twanda.. from Fried Green Tomatoes).

Foster kitties; growing and almost ready for homes

Foster kitties; growing and almost ready for homes

My daughters and I picked up a very pregnant cat from SpokAnimal on June 29th (my oldest named her Snooki).  SpokAnimal needed a foster family to care for Snooki and her babies until they were ready for adoption.

The next morning (Hoopfest Saturday) Snooki had 5 kittens.  Weeks later, those babies are thriving, playful, and adorable!

Lisa, who's in charge of the foster cat program checked out momma and kitties last week.  She thinks Snooki will stop nursing very soon.  When that happens, we'll take her back to SpokAnimal where she'll be spayed and ready to be adopted.  Snooki, by the way, loves to be around people.  She is really friendly and chatty.

Another couple of weeks and her kittens will be ready for adoption.  Any and all will make great pets!

Now is the time to adopt a cat!

Now is the time to adopt a cat!

If you're in the market for a cat, boy have we got a deal for you! The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) has more than 50 cats and kittens in need of a home.

To help ease the overcrowding, SCRAPS is waiving the cat adoption fee today and tomorrow.  Those fees normally range between $40 and $62, so this is quite a savings. The cats are already spayed or neutered.  You only pay the $15 pet license fee. 

You can find these adorable kitties at the Spokane Valley Petco through Saturday evening. For more information, check out the SCRAPS website.  If you're not a cat person, they also have some pretty cute dogs!

 

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!