On Saturday this past weekend, our day began at CatConLA (another post on that later), and then we drove up to Best Friends Los Angeles to finalize the adoption of Woodrow. And guess what, we were approved! :-) But of course we couldn’t leave the shelter without bringing home a new foster or two.
We’ve fostered a few adult cats this year (and one older kitten) and finally decided it was time to foster young kittens.
We were given a set of three kittens, new arrivals at the shelter, all black and white babies. They are the E28 crew, all with E names.
Meet Evergreen (left), Ear Muffs (middle) and Eskimo (right). Evergreen and Eskimo are female, and Ear Muffs is male.
When we got them home that evening, the carrier went straight to the bathroom and we gave them all baths and then spent a couple hours picking fleas off them. Needless to say, they feel much better now.
The two girls are pretty playful, and Ear Muffs tries to keep up. They are estimated to be about four weeks old. So, we will have them for about four weeks until they are big enough for their spay/neuter surgeries and are sent off for adoption!
Many of the Best Friends kittens go to their NKLA Adoption Center in Los Angeles. Our experience so far has been to pick up and return the fosters to the Best Friends location in Mission Hills, which is a shelter and also has cats and kittens (and woofies!) for adoption. Both locations are over an hour away from us, but we find it a little easier to get to the shelter vs. the adoption center. But I do hope to make it there one day to see how nice it is.
We haven’t had a young kitten in the house since we found Olive six years ago. But she was estimated to be eight weeks old at the time, so much bigger than these tykes. Dexter was about this size when we found him seven years ago, weighing just 12 ounces. I’d forgotten how tiny cats start out! :-)
I’m sure you’ll see more posts on the foster kittens later!
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25 thoughts on “Kittens! And the adventure begins…”
So much fun!
It’s so hard not to fall in love with them! I find it odd that Ear Muffs is the only cat that doesn’t seem to have “ear muffs.” His ears look all black!
I know! I may have to double-check the paperwork! Ha! :-)
They are so adorable!
Congrats on the official new family member and the fosters are totally adorable!
OMC it’s “kitten central” at your home and I LOVE it!!!
These kittens are adorable! I also remeber when I found Mr. Cat – he was about 8 weeks old – a tiny kitten with big blue eyes. I can’t help feeling nostalgic right now
They are SO precious! You sure have a houseful right about now ;)
Adding to the permanent residents and the temporary ones…all at once! Wee kittens are so tiny!
They are precious……………I hope they thrive with you all starting them off with a lot of “happy”, some fun, and plenty of noms……they’ll find forever homes I’m sure – they’re adorable! Thanks for helping them by being foster carers.
So wonderful what you are doing! Can’t wait to see more of Woodrow
Such sweet babies!
OMC! They are adorable. You sure are going to have fun with them.
Ear Muff! lol. now that is unique.
They are so adorable.
Congrats on Woodrow! Your fosters are adorable!😺🐈💚💙 So….
You changing the name of your blog to 4 chatty cats? 😸🐆
They are the cutest foster I have seen in ages!!!
I’d love to foster. If I ever own my own home, I’ll sign up. Right now, I’m limited to two cats. Congratulations on Woodrow – he’s in good hands (and paws) :)
Kittens!!! I’d love to foster – but I can’t right now because my lease is limited to two cats. Maybe someday …
Congratulations on Woodrow! I know he’s in excellent hands (and paws) :)
Congratulations on your new family member. You’ve got your arms full with those beautiful kittens! How no of you all to foster them.
Maggie, Mickey Mouser and Rufus the Red
What perfect, little additions! They couldn’t get a better start than with your crew!
Aaaaaaaaaaaw They’re adorable. ConCats on both your new kitty and da kittens. There’s nuffin’ quite like kittenhood. MOL Big hugs
Dezi and Raena
Man…those kitties are so dang cute but I’m glad you have them and not us. MOL
Oh my goodness, I’m in love with these kittens!! You take such gorgeous pictures of them, too! Look at those eyes! Wish I could visit them for a day :)