The folks at Kittenpalooza, a blog chronicling the lives of not one but two litters of kittens in foster care, have suffered some very sad losses to parvovirus (a.k.a. feline distemper or feline panleukopenia) recently. Please click here and give Jane and her little ones some encouragement!
As you may have noticed, some of our guests tend to need a little help with weight management. We're committed to assisting our kitties with losing extra pounds while making sure they also maintain a healthy figure.
So when I caught Etta checking out pictures of swimsuit models the other day, I was a wee bit concerned.
But then I realized she was just interested in licking the paper they were printed on.
... but might we get a photo or two for your fans?
Mimi: "Mmm, nope, not yet. Keeping this coat white takes work, you know."
She's right. With such an abundance of floof, her fur coat requires regular attention from her to keep tangles at bay. Fortunately, now that she has lots of space to stretch and twist and bend, she's been grooming herself with abandon. She's also happy to accept help from a human in those harder-to-reach places, like parts of her chest and tummy. She rolls over promptly when we offer our brushing services.
Not us, the kitties! Though I can imagine you'd think we were in the middle of relocating from all the boxes stacked in our upper hall -- we're actually updating a bedroom. Which makes the new nooks and crannies in the hall a prime kitty playground (preyground?).
Etta especially likes nosing her way under, around, and into the boxes. She's been more reserved in her interactions with us, preferring to perch politely and observe most of the time.
Though you wouldn't be able to tell if you happened to catch her with our big feather toy. When we bring it out, she leaves any cozy spot ...
When these girls arrived at the SHS in early February, their original monikers were unknown, but one thing was evident: they were a bonded pair. So to make sure everyone knew these two were meant to stay together, the folks at the shelter named the tabby Spaghetti and the longhair Meatball. We'll be calling them Etta and Mimi for short.
Our preliminary observations suggest that Etta (as you might have guessed) is an intrepid explorer while Mimi is a placid cuddler. Both are playful and eager to engage with us, now that they've had a chance to get to know us. We hope to help them get adopted together into the same family. Sound good, ladies?
Etta: "What's that? Did you hear that? There's something at the window; let me see, let me see!"
The kitties here are available for adoption through the Seattle Humane Society. They get lots of love and attention in our home while patiently waiting for the right parent(s) to come along. We work very hard to connect the kitties with families of their own, so if you're interested in any of our fosters, please send us an e-mail. We'll be happy to help you through the adoption process with the SHS.
Our current feature foster
There are no fosters in our home at this time, but there are many kitties in need of families at the Seattle Humane Society! Please check out the profiles of potential adoptees here.
The adoption process
In order to adopt one of our kitties, you must complete an adoption application and submit it to the Seattle Humane Society. More information on SHS adoption policies and fees is available on the SHS website.
To speak with someone at the SHS about adoptions, please call (425) 649-7563.
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