Monday, April 9, 2012

Laurie Has a Little Lamm

I really wasn't expecting to get kittens so soon.   Generally, we don't overlap our litters, so I thought we wouldn't bring in more babies until the last of the Knapps had left.

But late Tuesday I got the call from Carrie at the shelter.

Four wee ones had just come in,  and they were in need of a foster family.   When she described this little batch, I just couldn't resist them.

When I got the call, the  Knapps were at the vet recovering from their surgery that morning.  I scrambled to prepare the quarters for the new arrivals, zipped off to the vet to pick up the Knapps, came home and got them all settled, and headed over to shelter to pick up our new wards.

On my way to the foster room, three separate people stopped me in the hall to say "Oh my gosh, your babies are SO cute".  

And then I met them. They were right.

These four eensy-weensy, floofy babies, weighing 12 - 14 ounces each,  were VERY cute.  Very, very, very, VERY cute.

Four little Lamms.

And this is Edna Lamm.


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Everyone is doing great.  They are transitioning to solids and need a little help and encouragement with that, but every day they're improving.

On day one, there was a little hissing, which is always SO ridiculous coming from such a tiny thing.  Now it's all trills, chirps, peeps and purrs.

And of course, crying.   They're babies after all, and they scream their fluffy little heads off.

But in the cutest possible way.

Welcome little Lamms.










46 comments:

  1. I was so hoping it would be kittens but I knew you didn't usually overlap litters but oh my . . . what a cute little Lamm. peep peep is right - the Easter bunny faild to be=ring me anything that sweet.

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  2. Oh how lovely! They are in the right place for a very special loving start in life. xx

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  3. Oh! How darling. Laurie, I'm at a loss.. what does a 12-14 oz baby look like in comparison to.. well, anything? It's been such a long time since there was anything that small in my house. Would you be able to put them near something for some size comparison, so we can appreciate just how little the little Lamms are?

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    1. Hopefully Laurie will be able to post something for a size comparison, but the first thing that came to my mind was a 12 oz. can of diet Coke. In other words, pretty small! :-)

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    2. We'll get a picture of them in the basket soon so you can compare them to other litters.

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  4. the little white toes did me in. can't wait to meet her siblings!

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  5. Oh miss Edna! Aren't you the loveliest!

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  6. This definitely softens the blow of saying farewell to the Knapps! Little Edna is just too too sweet, oh my stars!!!

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  7. SQUEEEE! Sooo adorable! Can't wait to meet the rest of them :)

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  8. Oh, my, sweet Edna! What gorgeous markings you've got there, baby! Can't wait to meet your sibs.

    Well, Laurie, this overlap will help US, anyway, as the Knapps leave you.

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  9. That dark little nose and frowny mouth! How adorable you are, Miss Edna!

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  10. SQUEE! I can't wait to see how these little ones size up in the pink basket. Does anyone else remember when the Easterbrooks showed up last Easter? Norma Easterbrook was the little black licorice jelly bean last year.

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  11. Not even a pound?? This means I could keep them in my pockets all day long.

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  12. OMG! Edna! You little cutie! I can't wait to meet all the Lamms!

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  13. I SO wish i lived in your approved kitty adopting area. More and more each litter. Especially with precious little Edna there.

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    1. I'm actually really glad I DON'T live within the target adoption zone. I would turn in to a crazy cat lady in about four seconds! Laurie and Sue over at Pitter Pats have the cutest kitties in the world, and of course I would have to have them ALL.

      No, no, I think it's better this way.

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  14. I'll have to write quickly, before I pass out from the adorableness!! Is there going to be a Sharon in this bunch??

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  15. Oh! That tiny little face!

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  16. So cute! Haha and you are so right about the hissing -- it always makes me laugh to see kitties hiss!

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  17. Laurie has a Little Lamm
    Little Lamm
    Little Lamm
    Laurie has a Little Lamm
    Whose toes are white as snow.

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  18. About the overlap - how did the Knapps react to the Lamms invading their old home? (Favourably, I hope?)

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    1. They're not mingling. We have a two week quarantine for the Lamms, just like all litters.

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    2. I realize they're not mingling. Just wondering if the Knapps or the Lamms were curious about what is behind the door, trying to catch a glimpse from underneath.

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  19. @Robin "softens the blow" oh, you're SO right. . . all that floof definitely helps! :)

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  20. Oh good grief. More cute. You're slaying me here, Laurie.

    And agree on the hissing. Itty bitty kittens hissing is both hilarious and adorable.

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  21. Oh kittens. Why u so silly. Seriously, I've been sad for days about Cecil leaving and the Knapp trio being split up. But then I see this goofy little floofball's sweet face and I feel better. xoxo Edna. Kittens are happiness.

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    1. Cecil found a very good home so there is no need for sadness. Kittens need companions. It can be a littermate, or they can join another family. All that matters is that they're not alone.

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    2. I know, it's just that the Knapps seemed like such a little gang, is all. They really stole my heart, especially Cecil. I didn't mean to imply he'd be unhappy in his new forever home.

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  22. She looks like Arthur Mussleman!

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  23. My goodness. She actually made me laugh unexpectedly she is so cute.

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  24. Oh I'm so glad there will be more kitten cuteness to enjoy! You do such a beautiful job showing them to us, your fans.

    loulou

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  25. Oh wow. She is one adorable little Lamm.

    I can't imagine this wee little thing's hiss. Silly kittens!

    Kittens really are happiness. :)

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  26. If you are saving the best for last I swear I will faint. She is precious.

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  27. Do you have an "in" to get these cuties? And where do you come up with the names? I'd like to see a Lamm Knapp!

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    1. I'm just on the list of foster families at the shelter. When there are kittens in need, they start calling folks.

      As far as names go... I just keep an ongoing list.

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  28. She looks like she misses her mommy and I am wishing that I could be her mommy.

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  29. I am in love. I swear. It is a really good thing that I live in Charleston and not Seattle! My four would be getting a new little sister.

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  30. oh. my. goodness. What a sweet little floofball she is. I am very lucky she's in WA and I am in CA, else my Moppet, Hunca Munca and Tiger would have a new little floofy sister to contend with.

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  31. Squee! Too. Cute! Can't wait to see the rest of them. Lots of pictures. You must share lots and lots of pictures.

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  32. Oh, my! I came here today all sad to be saying goodbye to the rest of the precious Knapps, only to see this *unbelievably* cute little floofster! And teensy kitty hisses -- could anything be less intimidating? Hee! So, so darling!

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  33. I am in love! I so wish I lived in your area. I am looking to adopt a female kitten and it would be an honor to get one of your babies. Knowing that she came from your loving home would be amazing.

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  34. So gorgeous and innocent, you are one very lucky foster mum.

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  35. Lita and the boys in MelbourneApril 9, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Welcome, welcome, welcome, lucky little Lamms...it is good when kittens get forever homes but meeting new babies is wonder-full, too. :)

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  36. So, so cute!!! Hello little Edna Lamm.

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  37. Four wee Butterbeans! Can hardly wait to see Charlene meet these kittens.

    Andrea in Calif

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