In early June, twelve tiny kittens in one big box were surrendered to the shelter.
Our little Gibsons were in this mix. They were the stronger of the set, and were able to feed from a bottle, so off they went to a foster home where they were cared for by their foster mom, Diana.
The remaining kittens stayed in the shelter for observation. They were smaller and sickly, and sadly, three of them did not survive. After a few days, the remaining four moved in with foster mom Dixie, and she took charge of their care.
When the Gibsons were all eating on their own, Diana brought them back to the shelter. I returned from my trip, scooped them up, and brought them home.
Most likely twelve kittens didn't come from the same mom, but no one is exactly sure who are siblings, and who are not. So, all are Gibsons, might not be Gibsons! Perhaps they have the same father, so maybe they're step siblings. We will never know for sure.
Dixie was kind enough to loan her babies to us for an afternoon so I could share them with you and so they could take a shift on the phones.
Before their shift begins, let's meet these kitties.
All the names are NASCAR references. Not being a follower of this sport, the references were all lost on me. Maybe some of you all will get them though.
This delightful girl is Delana.
And here's her dilute sister, Danica.
This buff boy is Kasey.
And this is NOT our dear little Pheona, it's Kevin.
They look shockingly similar, don't they?
Here's a picture of Pheona, so you can compare the two.
Dixie's kittens will be ready for adoption in a few weeks, so if there are any interested parties, send me a note and I'll connect you.
Tune in tomorrow and see the Gibson Kin take a turn at the phones.
And just a little reminder, we've got our awesome $5000 matching donation challenge running through Midnight Sunday. We've got $2000 in donations in since the start, but we still have a LONG way to go.
If you were thinking about making a donation during our FUNdraiser, now would be a really great time. First of all, because we need you, and secondly, because your dollars will be doubled! Your money will go twice as far and you'll feel twice as good!
I'll be blogging my little heart out all weekend long, so please stay close. They'll be lots to see and read! There are auctions ending, there are names to announce, you'll learn all about Petunia Louise and MUCH, MUCH MORE!
Thanks for staying tuned!