There are ACTUAL, documented, SCIENTIFICALLY-SOUND reasons we are devoting so much time to kitten-snuggling. We are socializing this little one such that she can fit in with any combination of cats, dogs, and humans – as long as those creatures are willing to Play Nice, too. No-No has been getting TLC pretty much non-stop from many people. She slept with three humans and one cat last night; she spent all morning chilling with Nels. It’s a good life.
We are currently fostering Noelle (or “No-No” as Nels has taken to call her) in our home for two weeks while she recovers from her feral beginnings. My plan is to post “kitten-pr0n” pictures of this awesome little kitty such that when she’s ready to go to a home, she has a wonderful family to go home to. I don’t think I have too much hard work ahead of me – do you?
No-No and her family hail from South Aberdeen. She and her feral relatives are currently being humanely trapped, medically-treated, cared for, and will hopefully be relocated to forever-homes. In the meantime she needs to be loved, fed, vaccinated, and socialized with regards to grown-ups, children, cats and dogs!
This is our first kitten-foster. This should be obvious but I will say it anyway: unlike fostering human children, one doesn’t get paid for the work – but the food and medical care are supplied by the rescue organization. I will be interested to see how the experience plays out. Hutch is of course the PERFECT dog for cat fostering! And I believe all of the kitties, the rabbit, and the adults and children who come through our home should help No-No have a wonderful, much-loved kittenhood so she can develop into a secure and loving kitty.
In the meantime. Our other pets are doing pretty good.
This last picture is awesome because it is from a Bunny Murder Mystery.