Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gone, Baby, Gone

You may be surprised to hear that my foster kittens are now ALL GONE!! I am feeling a little shocked myself and more than a little sad.  Knowing they have gone to loving homes makes it much easier to bear but I will still miss them.  Kittens can't help but steal a little piece of your heart and these ones were so totally adorable, of course I had fallen in love with them right away.

We had scheduled two appointments for tonight for people to come look at the kittens but when I got home from work at 6 p.m., there was a message on my phone saying that since the kittens weren't feeding from their mom any more, it was okay to let them be taken away tonight rather than have the adopters have to wait any longer.  They will just continue to do what I have been doing since last Friday, make sure they have lots of wet food and water on hand.

Jan and Jon from the other night arrived first, to pick up the two kittens they had on hold, Storm and Tornado.  They were here for about an hour and there was a little bit of second guessing as to whether they had made the right choice, only because they had more time with all 5 kittens and each one is just as adorable as the next. 

Here's Jan having a bonding moment with Tempest (staring lovingly into each other's eyes) while Jon played with Cyclone (out of frame):

How does anyone decide? But they stuck with their original choice and I know they will all be very happy together.

Next came Sean, with his wife Micky and their son, Hedo (it was a Japanese name, not sure I am spelling it right), who would be about 8, I'm guessing.  They have a 12 week old kitten at home and wanted a playmate for it.  Micki fell in love with Tempest immediately although Hedo wasn't sure if he wanted Tsunami or Cyclone but in the end, they chose Tempest.

They had no sooner left than Jamie and Netta arrived.  Netta immediately fell in love with both Cyclone and Tsunami and Jamie wasn't far behind her!  They already have two cats at home, a 3 year old and a 1.5 year old, so that will be nice for the kittens to be part of a group again.

Katrina is still here with me and I shall be interested to see how soon she comes out of the closet now that the rambunctious kittens are gone.  Hopefully she will feel comfortable enough to make herself at home.

But I am sure going to miss these cute little faces:


Psychic Cottage said...

Oh I really thought you were keeping a few. I'm sorry they are all gone. Looking forward to your next batch.

Anonymous said...

Adoptions happened fast! Are you going to keep the Mama cat?