There are many kittens in the orphanage. There are only four sets of siblings; the others are all singles. They all get along quite well.
Montrose - Montie is a black and white female. She and her mother would come into my parents' yard to eat. My father live trapped the kitten. When he went to set out the trap for her mother, he noticed that momma was no longer chubby (which means she just had another litter of kittens). Not knowing where her nest was, he opted to not trap momma at that time. If he sees her again with kittens, the whole family will get trapped. Montrose has become the matriach
Nigella - Nigella is the beautiful chocolate point medium hair Siamese. True to Siamese fashion, she is changing colors. She was originally solid white with chocolate points (her ears, feet, tail, and muzzle). That white has slowly been darkening. Pretty sure she will be completely brown when she is older. I originally thought she was a he and he was named Nigel. When the vet told me he was a she, I asked her to check THREE times. I've never been wrong before. Nigel became Nigella. Nigella is standoffish. She's not really shy or skittish. She just doesn't always care for humans. She's slowly starting to see the point of humans and has been approaching me more and more to be petted. She loves to be held like a baby and also loves having her nose kissed... mostly when she's sitting above me upside down.
Petunia - Lil Petunia Bud is black with a teeny white bib. She was found in a garden in Prior Lake. She's got a lot of spunk. She has major food aggression but is oddly self aware of this.
Walter Mitty - Walter is a solid black kitten that was dropped off at our shelter and named by another volunteer. Walter is a super cuddler. If he hears me outside the foster room, he starts crying.
Rosalind van Hoorn - Ros is black with white feet and belly. She is another stray dropped off at our shelter. She was originally upstairs with Walter (he was a teeny baby when he came in) and was named as Walter Mitty's girlfriend in the original movie. Ros is a bundle of energy. She does everything at super zany speed. She's a smart girl, the first to figure out how to do something. Very sweet and kissy.
Tomatillo and Okra - Sisters found in a vegetable garden in Prior Lake (perhaps cousins to Petunia). Tomatillo is solid black; Okra is the brown tabby. Both were quite sick for weeks when I first got them. Tomatillo holds that against me but is starting to warm up; Okra is more easy going and forgave me right away.
Harley Quinn and Captain Boomerang - Harley is a calico, predominantly white while Boomer is solid black. They had to be kenneled for several weeks as they were quite hissy... and bitey. Harley punctured my hand with a bite the day I met her, which is only my second major cat bite since I started fostering 6 years ago. A few days later, Harley freaked out and did a number on my hand with several dozen scratches. She has since calmed down. After two weeks, Boomer was definitely ready to be released into the room since he stopped freaking out when I approached. Harley still needed a few more days to a week but it seemed cruel to let her brother roam while she was kenneled so I let them both out. Harley doesn't love me but she is starting to really love being petted... once I can capture her. Boomer loves to be petted. He's unbelievably mellow. He's starting to approach me to be petted but really prefers when I come to him. Harley... is still coming around.
Charlie's Angels - Three fluffy hissers are named after Charlie's Angels actresses because their intake photo reminded me of the classic Charlie's Angels opening credits pose. These girls are part of my "Mean Girls" crew. They hang with Harley. When I first got them, they were kenneled for a few weeks because they really wanted to hurt me. Super hissy and scratchy. But when they stopped eating and had explosive diarrhea (which is not good for long haired kittens who are just learning to groom themselves), I had to release them from their kennel even though they weren't social enough to be free roamers. They were too upset about being confined and since I couldn't medicate them without being attacked, I figured the next best medicine would be happiness with new friends. Farrah Fawcet is the lilac point Siamese with white feet. She's the nicest of the three. Kate Jackson is the other lilac point but with grey feet; she is the leader of that litter and is the toughest. Jacquline Smith is the long haired brown tabby. She's also quite the hisser. Kate is coming around and now lets me pet her occassionally. She's coming around faster than her sister Jacqueline, the holdout. I can pet her even more occassionally than Kate. The sad thing is that they really like to be petted and yet they still hiss, growl, try to scratch and bite me, and flee when I approach.
Delano - Delano is a brown tabby. He's a short hair but has a thick coat. He's another one that my parents' trapped and brought to me. It took him a few days but now he's my best friend. Follows me around he room crying for attention. Super cuddly. All the girls in the room adore him. He's quite the little charmer.
Superfudge - Superfudge is the dishelved grey fluffy guy. He's got some chronic constipation issues. He's super tiny for his age - just barely over a pound at over three months old (he should weigh at least three pounds). He's a sweet guy. Very purry. Constantly seeking out the other kittens for comfort. He gets laser treatments on his spine (to help him push things out) and butt twice a week, B12 injections once a week, and Miralax daily. It all seems to be helping him.
Mary - Finally, Mary is the most recent addition. She's Delano's sister. My parents finally trapped her a good two weeks after her brother. She's an amazingly fluffy long haired tortie. In person, she looks like she's wearing a sweater vest. She has a black head, tail, and feet and a brown body. She's unsure about me and is hanging with the Mean Girls. She's only been with us a few days but I'm confident she'll be as snuggly as her brother very soon.
And there you have it - all the kittens in the room.
Read more about these kittens: http://adoptthiskitten.blogspot.com/
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