Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Baby Kittens

This is Lucy.  She is one of my favorite dogs. 
Yes, I know I have at least two dozen "favorite" dogs.  But Lucy is definitely one of them.

I know the title of this post is Baby Kittens, and we'll get to that. But as a dog blogger, I felt obligated to start out with a picture of a dog. Lucy belongs to a friend of mine who fosters cats. Basically Lucy's mom Barb runs a kitten nursery for homeless kittens/cats. And she recently started a new blog. So I talked her into inviting me over to visit. I told her I could write a blog post about her kittens and let people know about her new blog, but first she had to make me dinner and let me play with the kittens - and she believed me! I'm not above using my blog for personal gain. And Barb is a great cook, and a super nice person. So after a wonderful dinner, I got to visit Lucy and Barb's many foster kittens.

One week old kitten:

One week old kittens with their mom:

One week old kitten being hugged by his mom 

Quick photo of Lucy, so there's no confusion about who I love the most. 

Four week old kitten:

Four week old kittens with their mom:

Four week old kitten being held by his foster mom:

Not only does Barb have one litter of one week old kittens and another litter of four week old kittens, she also has a few older kittens/cats that she is fostering until they can find homes. She is amazing - most if not all of these cats/kittens would have been killed if she hadn't taken them in. Now they will get to grow up in a safe, happy place and when they're old enough they'll be spayed/nuetered and available for adoption. Also the momma cats will be spayed and placed for adoption as well. When you get a chance, please stop by Barb's new blog "Barb's Cats and Quilts" and thank her for the work she is doing to save these kittens and cats. And don't forget to tell Lucy hi too! 


Anonymous said...

I will Most Definitely run over and say hello to Barb! Barb seems nice but I thinks Lucy must be the very much Most Saintly dog that ever lives to share her house with that many kittehs! Wowza! I like our two kittehs but I don't know how I'd feel about a million of 'em.

Wiggles & Wags,

PeeS. My mom and me think you're very funny!

Kea said...

Kudos to Barb (and you too!) for all the tremendous work. I know it's a labour of love, but universal blessings to you both for doing it!

Frankie Furter said...

I am glad that there are two leggers like Barb out there. Cats have feeling too. I'm just not into them much.
Lucy is grrreat!!!

Schwang said...

I can't believe how many little kittens there are in one place! Lucy must be a very patient pooch.

Remington said...

Bless you for taking care of the furry friends!

3 doxies said...

I've never seen so many furballs in my whole entires life...well except fur da OP pac maybe. I sure hopes they find GOOD homes. I thinks you could send them to Mayzie's...her wouldn't mind.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Well, as cats of course we will go visit her. Our soon-to-be siblings turn 4 weeks old today - and luckily their mom picked the right girls to befriend otherwise they would have been either born outside or taken to a shelter where, well, it wouldn't have been good. I love that people are so willing to help out!!

And the fact that you got dinner too - awesome!!

Oh, and HI Lucy!

brooke said...

Awww I'd so want to do what she's doing if Jason would let me!
That last kitten is so cute!
Im going to hop over to her blog now!

kissa-bull said...

lucy ish just preciousness
and our mommish just loves meow meow's thats all she had before guero came into her life she could'nt bear to have another meow meow after her last one passed =( but she squealed furry much at your pikshures so thanks for sharing and making her happish

pibble wiggles
the pittie pack

Nubbin' Tails said...

Wow, that's a lot of kittehs! We have 4 at our house. The city seems to think this is a good number! Mom not so much!

Glad you got a yummy dinner and kitteh love!


Mr. Nubbin'

Anonymous said...

Kitties+Curiosity = Endless Adventure!

Quizz would be in heaven, Charlie would be marshaling the troups and training them in cat warfare in his plans for world domination. Me? Well I'd just be praying that none of them were following me down the stairs.

Love Meow said...

awww I really hope soon I will have the ability to foster kittens and cats.

Barb is amazing!

Kari in WeHo said...

thanks for the clarification on who you love the most :)

havetailwillwag said...

awww how sweet!! i love baby kittens!!! i'm powerless in their presence! is it just me or do all those mama cats look alike? will check out your friends blog!

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

So sweet. And Lucy is a wonderful dog to be around all those tiny babies!