Tuesday, January 31, 2017

... and they're off!

Back last May 25, pretty Rosalita came to Foster Camp.

We waited and waited and WAITED for her kittens to arrive ...

And on June 24, they did!:

A week later, I got a call from the founder of the rescue - someone had surrendered four orphaned kittens.  Did I think Rosa would care for them?

Rosa proved herself to be a CHAMPEEN mom.  She nursed Pistol Pete, Lady Bernadette, Sandy, Jughead, and India (her original litter), PLUS Firecracker (formerly Pretty Pretty Princess), Squeegee, Bam Bam AND Pebbles!

One of the kittens (Lady B, if I remember correctly) started eating solids at two-and-a-half weeks.  I guess she got tired of waiting for space to open at the Milk Bar!:

Pretty soon, they all started on solids:

With plenty of time for snoozing, of course:

In October, Punkin Pie the barn kitten became an honorary Foster Camper:

And they started going off to the adoption center in twos and threes, as space opened up.  Finally, just Sandy and Jughead were left here at Foster Camp:

On Saturday, it was their turn to go to the adoption center.  I visited with them on Sunday and they seemed to be adjusting well; all of the other campers, plus Rosa, have already been adopted, so hopefully Sandy and Jug's families will come for them soon as well.

Bye, guys!  Don't forget to write!  Have fun!  Be good!


James P. said...

The way you write this up, it is easy for the reader to forget that they thrived because of all the work YOU did. You win all available awards for this.

rockygrace said...

Awww, thanks, Ginny. Trust me, I get more out of it than the cats do. Plus, it keeps me out of trouble. Well, most of the time, anyway. :)