Effie Brisker and Hazel Swift arrived in the shelter late Friday afternoon along with three little brothers. The person who surrendered them to the Humane Society claimed they were feral kittens. They had tried to find the mother, but she had disappeared, so they just brought the babies in.
I don't know for sure if they were feral or not, but it sure does seem like these plump, healthy babies are pretty used to being handled by humans, so I do question whether or not their backstory is true. Unfortunately, people aren't always completely honest about their reasons for surrendering animals.
So yes, five babies came in, and because they're so tiny and needy, they got split into two smaller, manageable sets. My friend Sue got three identical Flame Point boys, and I have the girls.
Yesterday, both sets had appointments with the shelter vet, so the boys and girls had a chance to have a little mix and mingle in the foster room. I thought you might enjoy seeing a few images from the kitten party. I know the pictures aren't the best, I shot them with my phone in a dimly lit room and the kitten were very wiggly, but I knew you wouldn't want to miss this.
Please meet the brothers: Mack, Zack, and Jack Goldman. Don't ask me who is who, I have no idea. Nor does Sue!
Hello, Sister. Kiss kiss! It's good to see you again!
Tails up = full explorer mode.
Zack, Mack, or Jack?
Look how tiny he is!
Flame Point, Flame Point, Lilac Point, Flame Point. And then there's Hazel.
I'm sure there will be many play dates to come, so we'll be able to watch these boys grow up too.