Maestro: age 19, (fly free sweetie, RIP 5/1/2014)
Tim & Tom: brothers, age 10,
Mozart: age 7,
Ivy: age 5,
Spud: age 5,
Junior: age 3
Plus we have a momma cat Jade and five kitten being fostered here right now.
It depends on the situation. The blog is kind of written from a group perspective, but some of us will speak up individually from time to time. Junior and Spud are pretty shy though.
Maestro was the first kitten mom ever adopted. She likes music and it just kind of came to her. Tim & Tom had their names when they came to us as fosters and mom didn’t want to change them. Mozart was a foster and since we do themes, it was an art thing (his brother was Picasso). Ivy was also a foster and she and her sisters were named after flowers (Rose, Iris, Daffodil & Lily). Spud just kind of happened – mom needed a name at the vet’s office to get him tested and he kind of looked like a little round brown ball. Junior was named on the fly as well….he was live trapped as a kitten and mom wasn’t sure if he was staying so didn’t put too much thought into it but needed something for the clinic form to get him neutered.
Maestro doesn’t seem to care one way or the other. Tim & Tom have the brotherly love thing going on. Mozart is pretty laid back as well. The three younger ones don’t get along too much – Junior has weird social cat skills and annoys Spud and Ivy. Spud is jumpy but also sometimes stalks Ivy. And we think Ivy just finds the boys annoying.
It actually started with Tim & Tom. They were brought in as a pair and due to circumstances were going to be separated. Mom suggested putting them in a special program at the humane society and putting them in foster. Next thing she knew they were here. After four months mom knew they weren’t going back and adopted them. From there is was on to kittens as we only have limited space (and have found out over the years the Tommy isn’t so good with new adult males in the house).
Most recently had to be Licorice. Normally we get kittens from our rescue, but this girl was in front of mom’s office one day last summer. She weighed 4 pounds. It took lots of time and love and work but she got healthy and then it took some more time, but she was just recently adopted.
Mom actually. If you read some of the first posts, she is writing them – just kind of as a diary to keep track of us and the fosters. From there we took over.
Sometimes, but mostly it is a group effort
There have been lots, but we love introducing new kittens and telling about happy adoption stories. Not everything we post is good news as fostering isn’t always easy, but we want to keep it real.
we love other foster blogs….it helps to see how others are doing it. mostly pet blogs since that is what interests us most
well with new kittens, the next couple of months will be an adventure watching them grow….