Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Over-Nighters

This year, the HS has developed an amazing relationship with NOAH, a local rescue. NOAH has been taking in lots of adoptable cats from the HS, and now they've started a foster program, and are taking bottle-feeder kittens too.

Thanks to NOAH, they've really lightened the load at the HS and so many more lives are being saved.

Recently, we hosted a couple batches of bottle-feeder kittens who were waiting to be delivered to NOAH.

They were just overnight guests, Sue came the next morning to pick them up and deliver them, but I did manage to get a couple of pictures while they were here.

Check out this cutie pies....

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Soooooo,, I know you're itchin' for kittens. We should have a litter before the week is out. I've had a lot going on, and need to wrap up a few things before our next litter moves in.

Just a few more days,, and we'll have some babes.

27 comments:

  1. owwww!! The cuteness hurts!!! I love the milk on the whiskers on the first little guy. I would love to bottle feed a kitten just once.

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  2. The second set sure have wee little ears and fluffiness. So cute...

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  3. Sooooooo cute! I am very happy over the HS news and these two are just the cutest!

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  4. To anonymous: Let me tell you that the experience of bottle feeding a newborn kitten is everything you might imagine. The warmth of their tiny bodies in your hand, their minute paws already knowing that making biscuits is the way to stimulate the mama's milk (even though mama isn't available), their little eyes still tightly shut, and my favorite part of a newbie, the dear little ears, placed on the sides of their heads. At this point they are too little to potty on their own so you must be mama and stimulate the process by using a warm damp cotton ball to get things going. It's so amazing! Thanks for making me remember.

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  5. OH my gosh!!! Little fluffy tabby with milk whiskers. Goodness, the cute!

    To Anne Boleyn: thank you for the description. Makes me want to see babies this little and maybe try fostering even more!

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  6. Oh my... That little black floofball reminds of dear, sweet, Ollie Musselman.

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  7. I love the expression on the little black & white. Bless you, Laurie, for taking these little guys/gals in for a stopover. For those of you who haven't, you should go check out the site for NOAH as they seem to be an incredible organization. I only wish I had something like that near me!

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  8. RUN outside and chase Sue down and get them back.
    they are adorable! future fluff-balls!

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  9. GASP! Oh darling little angels!

    I'd love to bottle feed a kitten, too. But after doing that, i'd be hard pressed to let them go.

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  10. Please remember folks, these are babies and they eat every 2 - 4 hours 24/7. Yes, to bottle feed a little one is a great experience just not so great at 2am and 4am. But are these 3 just as cute and yummy as can be??? YES. Go to your local shelter or vet's office and ask if they need volunteer feeders.

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  11. Good point, Sam! I was going to add that caveat, but felt I'd carried on too long.
    So yes, find the needy kittens! DO NOT deliberately have kittens!

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  12. Those kittens are just plain edible! That little bicolor friend in the second photograph is especially sweet.

    It's like a youth hostel for kittens, isn't it?

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  13. I just weaned a litter of bottle-feeders. It's hard work & they often get upset stomachs at weaning time. Adorable though.

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  14. To you, Laurie, and you, dear Anne Boleyn - THANK YOU! Thanks on behalf of all those babies, thanks for your descriptions, thanks for the pictures....I agree with everyone's comments. If time and schedules (and crotchety Evangeline and Lilliane) allowed, I would SO love to foster the teetiny felines.
    I really love you all - and my fellow commenters too. We ARE a community of kittylovers, one that I'm proud to be a member of.

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  15. i think i need an overnighter. *sigh*

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  16. Oh my! What big, sad eyes you have, kitten!

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  17. Laurie, such good news posts two days in a row. I'm so glad to read that these two organizations are doing such a good job with their partnership. I always get a lift when I stop in for a visit. Oh, and the babies are heart stoppingly cute!

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  18. What sweet pics and such a good cause. I am fostering a bottle feeding baby for Furkids which is a no-kill kitty shelter in Atlanta, GA. I just started volunteering with them and it's a bittersweet experience. We bottlefed our three year old orphans (which we kept) but knowing I have to give up little Tuffie (a sweet little girl tabby) is going to be difficult when the time comes.....luckily I have several weeks until that time comes...

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  19. Thanks for the lovely glimpse of cuteness.
    It will help fortify us during this time without.

    Hurray NOAH! I occasionally see their lovely looking facility as I head up to Anacortes for something to do with Summit Assistance Dogs and the pup I am fostering & raising for them.

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  20. We're betting it's hard work feeding baby kittens ~ but Mom said she'd love to try it just once, too. Yoor over-nighter is adorable.

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  21. I don't comment every day, but the knowing expression on the righthand kitteh is beyond darling ... it's wonderful to hear NOAH is taking some of the load off the Humane Soc. Hooray for Laurie & crew too! (and scritchies to Miss Charlene)

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  22. SylvestermiasmommaMay 13, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Thank you to Laurie, Sue and all those who foster the kittehs. I too love the first photo of the tabby with milk on it's face. All three are adorable too. I know that deep down I could never foster as I wouldn't be able to let them go. My thanks to those who can foster.

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  23. soooo cuutteeee...squuuueeezzz..they are so adorable..

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  24. I just found your website...what wonderful things you do with these adorable kittens...if I could I´d take them all. I really admire people like you who work to save these wonderful creatures.

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  25. Luv the fuzzy b&w kittens. Next year I think I'll get at mothered litter in to foster, I've done my integration for 2010 but I think everyone would enjoy a giant kitten infusion.

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  26. More wonderful news. And what delightful visitors! Kisses to these little sweeties.

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