Thursday, April 14, 2011

Introducing Kira, Kona and Kimba

But first, my neighbor would like to have a word:
Black and white cow looking at camera

I believe what she's trying to say is "Please, for the love of cows, stop taking my picture!"  I'm sorry, I can't help myself. 

What do you call a grumpy cow? 

Small tabby cat with brown mixed inOkay, on to the introductions.  First is Kira.   Kira was found as a pregnant stray by a family who couldn't keep her, but they let her stay until she had her two kittens and we could make space for them in a foster home. The kittens are around six weeks old now. 

Kira is a beautiful cat who couldn't decide if she wanted to be a tabby or a tortoiseshell, so she picked both.  Her coloring is called "torbie" - a mix of the tabby pattern and the tortoiseshell markings.  She is small and quite young, although I'll have to wait until she goes to the vet to get a good estimate of her age. 

Kira is very friendly with people, but after one unfortunate encounter where Ziggy decided to break into her room, I quickly learned that Kira does NOT like dogs. 

Two torbie kittens attacking my tennis shoe
The kittens are another story.  They aren't really afraid of anything, and see themselves as mighty hunters.  I'm pretty sure they would have gladly taken down Ziggy if Kira had not done such an excellent job of telling Ziggy to get out of their room in no uncertain terms.  Instead they had to settle for taking down my tennis shoes.  And each other.  And the collapsible cat cube.  And anything else they could get their paws on. 

The kittens and Kira are sharing an empty room in my house that I have specifically designated as a "cat room".  Since it'll still be another few weeks before the kittens are old enough to get vetted for adoption, I wanted to give them as much room as possible to run and play.
kitten playing with a toy These kittens were very lucky - they've never known life in a cage.  Even so, I feel sorry for them being relegated to only one room of the house, with very little interaction with me and no interaction with any other pets or people.  It causes me to buy them lots and lots of cat toys to keep them entertained.  And to say, if you haven't considered it, think about fostering!  One momma cat and two kittens isn't very much work, and the entertainment they provide is well worth it!

This is Kona.
kitten looking cute

 And this is Kimba.
kitten looking cute

They're both girls, and they'll hopefully be ready for adoption in about three weeks! 


Cupcake said...

Kira is so beautiful! I don't know who is cuter, Kona or Kimba. They are both so adorable. I bet they have so much fun together.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful family! And how cool is it that you've got a whole cat room set up for them! I'm sure they'll get adopted quickly, they're absolutely adorable.

Pauley, Middy, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...

They are beautiful! Thank you for making room for them :)

Tucker The Crestie said...

They are all beautiful! I hope they get wonderful, loving, forever homes very soon.

A Couple of Misfits said...

What a cute little trio! I love feisty little kittens, although they certainly know how to find trouble!

Kari in WeHo said...

Love the photo of them taking on your shoes!


browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all!

What great pictures of the kitties. So much better to have one room than just a cage. Besides at their age that room is HUGE! With all the toys and things they'll find plenty to entertain themselves.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

It's awesome Kira was able to raise her kittens in safety! They are all adorable. I'm looking forward to the day i can foster, again!

Anonymous said...

BWAHAHAHA! That was a funny joke. I just luvs cow humor! (Mom thinks she's thinking, "If I just had incisors, YOU'D be the one on the dinner plate." Did I mention mom is skeered of cows?)

Those kittehs are SOOOOO cute! Mom says there's almost nothing more entertaining in the world than a baby kitteh. I'm not sure abouts that cuz our grown-up kittehs aren't all that entertaining, to tell you the truth.

Wiggles & Wags,

JackDaddy said...

Well those are some really cute kittens you've got there!! I hope they find a home when it's time for them to go!

brooke said...

OMG! the kittens are SOOOO cute! They have such beautiful markings! Id take both if Jason would ever let me! :)

Barb said...

Your kittens win the cuteness award for now, since mine are only a week old and the first one open her eyes today. They are so adorable.

ForPetsSake said...

Those are some mighty cute cats - both mom and kittens! Poor Ziggy - maybe he learned to not enter the cat room the hard way.