To the casual passerby, this looks like a sweet Alejandro helping to keep his brother clean. In reality, we all know that the kittens had just had their probiotic and Alejandro hoped that Pablo had some on his face.
Brudderly love – Javier keeping Alejandro clean, and then Pablo gets in on it for a moment. Too sweet, these boys.
Wherein the kittens startled themselves and then walked around all poofed. Don’t look at me – I didn’t do a thing, they did it to themselves!
Pablo and Javier show off their tree-climbing skills.
Alejandro has a lot to say!
Isabella is home from her spay surgery and doing great, though still feeling the aftereffects of the whole experience, as you can see by those eyes. I took this picture about half an hour ago. I tried to keep her in the bathroom so she could have a little quiet time to herself, but she let me know immediately, and very loudly, that that was not what she wanted. At first she hissed the kittens away from her (and Javier was so offended he ran and hid), and snoozed on the couch. Now she’s more relaxed and even gave Pablo a little bath. And best of all, NO MORE KITTENS FOR HER!
Mama Isabella came through her spay surgery just fine! No more kittens for her, and she’s fine with that. Her description is below – we’re located in Huntsville, Alabama, and she’ll be ready to go home in a few weeks. If you’re interested in adopting her, drop an email to Forgotten Felines of Huntsville at info (at) ffhsv.org to inquire.
Isabella (DOB: 1/29/17) came to us in late January 2020. She was an owner turn-in to a rural high-kill shelter, was heavily pregnant, and was in pretty rough shape physically, with fur loss and scabs due to a suspected flea allergy. This was clearly not the first time she had been pregnant (in her young life she’d probably had litter after litter of kittens), and she made us wait almost 2 weeks before giving birth to 5 kittens in the middle of the night. Now her kittens are nearly grown and it’s her turn to be the baby. Her fur is now very soft, her scabs are gone, and her fur is growing back in.
Isabella is a very sweet and friendly girl who will come over you instantly to be petted. She is all about hanging out with people and loves to flop down against you and be petted for a good long time. You can pick her up and hold her against you and pet her or pick her up and move her from one spot to another, trim her claws, look at her ears, kiss her on the head, and tell her what a gorgeous girl she is, and she doesn’t mind one little bit. When she first came to us all she wanted was to be cuddled and wasn’t interested in playing, but now that her kittens are a bit older, she can occasionally be spotted playing chase with them. Her favorite thing to do is lie in the middle of a trackball toy and snooze. She’ll chase a toy mouse if you toss it for her – and if she’s in the right mood – and her favorite toy is a ball made of dog fur, which she carries around while she announces her “kill.”
Right now, because she’s so protective of her kittens, she isn’t out around other adult cats. We expect that, if introduced slowly, she’ll get along fine with other cats and dogs.
Diego needs a bath, and Alejandro’s just the one to get the job done!
Javier shows off his skittering and floofing skills. Talented boy!
Pile o’ cute is what we have here. I love that we have Pablo on one side (left), Alejandro on the other, and the three black kittens (front to back: Diego, Carmelita, Javier) in between. They’re like little bookends!
Disco Kittens, part 1. (It’s an LED flashlight; I don’t remember where I got it, but if you search on disco flashlight, you’ll find it or something similar.)
Disco Kittens, part 2. Javier says “Disco’s dead, baby.”
Carmelita & Pablo: first they skitters, and then they fights.
Throw Back Thursday: In 2012 we fostered our first pregnant feral, Emmy, who had 4 kittens: Darwin, Logie, Newbury and Razzie. Razzie was born with a partial tail, and is the one you’ll see bouncing around at the beginning of the video before she decided to CLIMB INTO the track toy. (They were about 5 weeks old in this video.) I was sure she was going to be stuck and we’d have to take it apart to get her out, but she slid out on her own (and I removed that toy from the foster room.)
Remember the cardigan Fred crocheted and Javier modeled a couple of weeks ago? He’s kinda grown, and it kinda hasn’t. Doesn’t really fit any more. They grow so fast! (And this picture makes him look SO long and lanky.)
Diego’s got two toys, and he’s so talented he can carry one and bat the other around. Such a smart boy.
Kitten Fight Club, featuring Pablo, Carmelita & Javier. That Pablo is quite the rough-and-tumble little dude!
2019: “I gots a foot. See?”
2018: That scratcher is very popular!
2017: Meet Jimmy Ray.
2016: Something about Princess Consuela brings out the teef, I guess.
2015: Roseanne’s feelin’ skeptical.
2014: No entry.
2013: Charming waits breathlessly to see what Aslan will do.
2012: I think George and Gracie are mocking us.
2011: Fergus Simon and the belly rub.
2010: Rhyme and Reacher discover that the best toy on earth is always juuuuust out of reach.
2009: No entry.
2008: No entry.
2007: I think everyone has the occasional Strange Odor issue.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.