We had a batch of kittens last Saturday. Kitten season must have gotten in gear at the end of April. There were two pairs, and then a batch of four. Most of our Saturday time in the cat room was taken up with sending home the batch of four – two by two.
This little pair was way down at the end – a feisty black girl and a mellow little tabby boy.
This pair of totally wild boys never stood still long enough to be photographed – not really. They will bounce off the walls of any home they go to.
I hope they go together, otherwise they will wear out some unwary human or adult cat!
Then there was this little set. Two oranges, including one lovely little swirled tabby girl, and two brown.
They played a bunch, then were trying so hard not to fall asleep…
First the two orange ones went home, to live with a family that already had two. They’ll do great.
The brown ones then had the bed to themselves.
But then the two of them went home, too, and each of them will have their own human kid to fuss over them.
Four adoptions in an hour! That was a lot of paperwork!
We were back at PetSmart on Saturday, and there was not a single cat still there from our prior visit. Unfortunately, most had gone back to see the vet due to digestive or respiratory upsets: Alisha, Byron and Minny, Aidan. Jackson was adopted – not surprising, he was a lovely guy. I have not been able to find out what happened to everyone, but I will dig deeper into the book next weekend. We were very busy Saturday adopting out kittens.
This fellow was a friendly and lively young adult of one or two years. Someone was interested in him as a friend for her cat, but she went away to think about it. He seemed to be a pretty likeable guy, and was not hissy or grumpy with the others.
He has an adorable pink nose, and handsome white paws.
Oops – hey, you make a better door than a window, you!
Did you say something about my paws? Here, have a better look?
Morgan is another one of my cats that hasn’t been shown off here, and since I’m without PetSmart cats till after Saturday, here she is. She was Bridget’s littermate, there were three kittens and a mother cat in the shelter after their owner was evicted from his apartment. Their brother looked a little like Bridget except orange and brown, and he was adopted too – I called them during the 14 day waiting period to say I’d take him too if he had no offers (they were not strays so they had to be held to give the owner a chance to redeem them), and I was told he was being adopted. I don’t think things probably turned out as well for their mom.
Morgan was the goofball of the pair. She was more timid and afraid of everything, although she was bigger and floofier and quite the beauty queen. She had the most amazing tail, a huge raccoon puff of brown. And she was very much the silly one. She also came home with me in late 1987, and was with me until the summer of 2004.
I don’t have any PetSmart cats this week, but there are still some of my cats that haven’t been featured here.
Bridget was my best friend for nearly twenty years. She and her sister were four-month-old kittens when I adopted them from a shelter in late 1987, and she was with me until she died in February 2007. She was really a great cat. I don’t have any of her kitten pictures digitized, but I have two pictures from the last year of her life. She and Toby did NOT like each other, so to allow her to have a happy old age I kept Bonnie and Toby in their own room at night for eighteen months while Bridget kept undisputed possession of the bedroom.
Someone once told me she was a “blue cream tortie” – grey with beige and white. This was a kitty who took everything in stride.
Yes, we had kittens for the first time at PetSmart at the end of April. I’m sure between then and now, there have been more. We won’t be at PetSmart this Saturday either, and this is the last of the pictures from the last visit.
There was an adorable pair, a calico-tabby and her grey brother. The pretty calico tabby got adopted, and I’m sure the brother wasn’t there long. Then there was a litter of three – a tux and two greys. They all played together pretty well when joined up in one cage.
Isn’t this little girl pretty??
The grey ones in the other group were super-floofy.
Either someone has been disorganized with cat names, or there are some trends going on. This girl’s cage said Spice – but we just had a Spice as part of Sugar and Spice, so I couldn’t call her that. I think she is a very pretty tortie, and she was a very nice cat as well. She came out and sat down on the lower level and attempted to keep tabs on what Aidan and Byron were doing, but it was a tall order.
There they go, thataway!
Oops, now they’re going the other way!
What is he doing down there?
Can you help me understand all this?
Wow. Busy guys.
And there is even someone up there.
Yes, pretty girl.
We were not at PetSmart last Saturday and won’t be there this coming Saturday either, so I saved some cats from the end of April for you. Most of these guys have probably graduated…
We’ve had a run of handsome tabby guys this spring, and this fellow fit right into it. He was sleek and adorable, and seemed very friendly although he wasn’t ready to come out of his personal space. I hope he opened up a little because he seemed like a nice guy.