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If today’s pictures have a common theme, I think it would be “I haz a snuggle.”

Bobby and Cindy Brady.

Look at Bobby Brady, with the attitude, all squinty-eyed like an attitudinous little brat.

Such serious little faces.

Jan’s all “I haz a secret. My toes is dirty.”

“I cleans my toes.”

“See? All clean!” (Bobby, in the background, seems pretty unimpressed.)

“Okay, WHAT happened here? Last thing I remember…”

“…I was snorting some catnip…”

“..and when I woke up, HE was there, all stretched out and hogging the bed. I really need to cut down on the ‘nip.”

Tommy and Sugarbutt: brudderly love. (I LOVE that even at 5 1/2 years old, the brothers still snuggle from time to time.)

“You see what I put up with, here?”

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Hi Robyn,

Wow how time flies! A few months back I wrote to you seeking advice about becoming a foster mum to a mother and two kittens living in the roof of the building next door.

I’m writing to give you an update. The first good news is once I trapped them and had them off to the vet they all tested FIV free. The bad news was the mother was pregnant again. I estimated her current litter to be only 6 weeks old. The Vet said the moment she weened them she could fall pregnant again. I was devastated for her – she was probably only 8 months old herself.

I made the heartbreaking decision to have her spayed. It still tears me up, but I’m convinced she would have struggled to bring those five babies to term, and also that it was the best decision for her.

The babies will be spayed and neutered next month – my vet won’t do it until they are 6 months old. This Christmas the mother is going to one home and the babies to another while we are away to trial how they get along with the resident cats at those homes. My hope is they become their forever homes. Fingers crossed for a Christmas miracle.

Attached are three photos from when I first bought them home, and three from yesterday. They are just beautiful.

Can I say thank you for your support at the beginning of this – and your unconscious support throughout. I read your blog everyday, and it felt like a constant friend as I tried to make a home for these little souls.

Feel free to use as much, or as little, of this on your blog as you like.

Merry Christmas to you, Fred and all the furry and feathered residents at Crooked Acres.


(All pictures below are ©Kallee)

On the roof where they were born

The male kitten at home. His eye cleared up almost as soon as he was fed!

The scared little girl

Four months later: The beautiful mum

The boy, I named him Gene

Sweet sweet Annie, the little girl.

I love a happy ending!


2009: Mike & Gus: Brudderly…. love?
2008: What I love about this picture is how appalled Delmar looks that Miz Poo is in the bed.
2007: No entry.
2006: “I’ve got the litter-on-my-nose, needin-a-snack, my-brother’s-pickin-on-me, I-need-a-snuggle, please-stop-messing-with-my-fur…”
2005: No entry.



12-22-10 — 8 Comments

  1. 1) LOVE LOVE LOVE the last picture of Tommy as a tike jumping in the air. It looks like is brother (Sugarbutt?) is amazed, impressed and is cheering him on! LOL

    2) Kallee, you did a wonderful job being a foster mum. You should be very proud!!!

    3) Memory Lane is always a lovely place to visit!

    Hugs to all!

  2. Two litters for an eight month kitten? I would have no problem spaying her. I understand it was hard for Kallee but getting her off the streets was the best thing in the long run.

  3. Hooray for Kallee doing such a great job rescuing that little family… and preventing more suffering to boot!

  4. Oh the sweet and beautiful Bradys!!! Awwwww!! And what a great trip down memory lane!! Sugarbutt and Tommy are so adorable!! And Smitty and Callie too!!! Lovely!!

    I love that action pic!! Yay!!!!!!

    And Kallee – you are just wonderful for helping this sweet mum and her kitties!! You did what was best for her – thank you for giving mum a chance to enjoy just being a kitty!! Yay!!! I have everything crossed that they all go to wonderful forever and loving homes!! Take care

  5. I love the kitten pics! It always amazes me to see tiny-kitten pics compared with big-cat pics. That’s why I get so sad that I’m not supposed to keep in touch with any of my fosters after they’re adopted. I want to see how they grow up!

  6. Looks like “I haz a sunbeam” would also be an appropriate title…

    And Kallee, I agree with the others: it was much better to have the Mum spayed so she could enjoy her current babies and maybe regain her lost youth and enjoy her own teenage time. There were too many risks involved, so you chose the least painful route for her. She really is a beauty, especially those eyes!

  7. You kitties has a snuggle? I has a envy! 🙂 *cuddles the lot* Awww. Is Peter Brady still the king of the purry lover kitties?

    Kallee, you did what was best for your foster kitty, hard though it may have been. I don’t doubt she’ll be much happier not having to look after babies again and again, and now she has a chance to possibly have a second kittenhood. *hugs you* Sounds like you’re an excellent foster mum.

    Ooh, completely unrelated. One kitten is Gene, the other is Annie… somebody might just be a Life On Mars fan? *guesses*

  8. Thanks everyone for your kind words. It has really been a thrill helping these babies. The latest news is the mother has settled in and found her forever home. She’ll be with one of my friends so I can visit her all the time. I am so pleased. And Chanter, nice pick up on the Life on Mars names! I loved that show. We named the mother Bolly from the spin off Ashes to Ashes.