The Orphanage, Part 18
So once again, the room is filled with orphans, kittens without mommas. Some have siblings; some are flying solo, hoping to make friends with someone in the room.
Mirtyle, Yertle, and Turtle are three sisters with attitude. Mirtyle is the solid grey girl; Yertle is the fluffy lilac point Siamese; Turtle is the shorthair lilac point Siamese. They are all spitfires. I get greeted with a chorus of non-stop hisses when I enter the room. Turtle is the toughest. She has major food aggression and lunges at me as I try to put food down, hissing with paws of slappy fury. She’s the only one of the three that I can’t touch. The other two are more talk than action. Yertle is my friend… when she thinks her sister isn’t watching. She likes to approach me and really wants to be friends but she also wants to be a tough girl. If I can catch her, she loves to be petted and purrs up a storm. Mirtyle is tougher to catch but on the off chance I do snag her, she purrs while I pet her.
C’Alvin is the fluffy grey and white crazy guy. All he wants to do is play, play, play. He’s desperately trying to make friends with the hissy girls (Mirtyle has a crush on him) but they’re playing hard to get. He’s not taking any offense to their growls and hisses. He’s got some great moves. He loves to bound all over the room. He’s a great Catzille (where he stands on his hind legs and waves his paws around) and he’s an expert crab walker (the side-ways walk). He often combines those moves to bound, bound, bound, while crab walking on his hind legs. C’Alvin was named by another volunteer and thus the apostrophe theme was created.
The next three kittens are part of the Apostrophe kittens. They all came home with me the same day. I adopted out four from the room and came home immediately with four new ones. These three kittens were trapped by someone taking care of colony cats and were brought to MNSNAP to be spayed/neutered. Since the original plan was to return them back to the colony, they got ear tipped. MNSNAP contacted me to ask if I would take them and since I had room, I could.
Three of the Apostrophe kittens are shorthair brown and white tabbies. They’re almost identical except for size. They come in small, medium, and large. Their mittens are also small, medium, and large. The smallest of the group is sister N’Deera (pronounced Indira). She just has finger gloves (the white on her paws just covers the tips of her toes). The medium brother is O’Shea, who has teeny white gloves. The large brother is D’Orsay, who has full on white boots. He had a botfly in his neck that was removed. They’re all a little shy but don’t really run from me. They love to be petted and seem grateful for kind attention.
And the newest addition arrived last night (8/10): Another little brown and white tabby. Whereas the Apostrophe kittens are small, medium, and large, this new one is extra small. She’s older than she seems. She looks to be about 5-6 weeks old but she’s really about 8-9 weeks old (the eye color, ears, and tail tell you how old a kitten is). She was found under the hood of someone’s car. She awoke her finder by yelling her fool head off. The person went out to investigate and found this kitten under the hood of a car. I named her Hoodie.
And there you have it - all the kittens in the room.
Read more about these kittens: http://adoptthiskitten.blogspot.com/
Learn more about Feline Rescue and other cats up for adoption by visiting felinerescue.org.