It’s Been Awhile

Oops! It’s been awhile since Steve and I have checked in! I guess I’ve just been busy working and taking care of kittens!! Yup, it’s kitten season! In addition to Nebula, we currently have three 7ish week old kittens from a litter of 7 (a staff member at the shelter has the other four). We’ve had them since they were three weeks old. They’re so stinkin’ cute!! No mom came in with them, but they’ve been eating on their own since they arrived.

Poor Steve is trying to be a good foster sister to Nebula and Nebula just keeps hissing and swatting at her. The kittens haven’t been tested for FIV/FeLV so Steve hasn’t really met them yet except for the few times I’ve had them out to bathe them and I’ve let her smell their butts. Of course, she hissed at them, but I’ve caught her a few times at the bedroom door trying to check them out when they’re playing in the bedroom.

We shaved Saxon last week to get rid of some mats and to prevent summer matting. When he came home, Steve didn’t recognize his scent and starting hissing and swatting at him. I couldn’t help but laugh. I even intentionally brought them together a few times to see it happen! I’m so bad!! They’re fine now, back to playing and wrestling. Saxon is so soft! Shaving him was the right decision. He looks kind of funny, but the knots are gone and his coat gets a new start at growing out!

Nebula has been approved to go up for adoption from foster. I’ll be setting up her spay appointment when I’m at the shelter tomorrow for the kittens’ vet check. ┬áThe kittens will probably be available for adoption in another two weeks. I just weighed them. Two of them are approaching two pounds, and one (the runt) is not quite a pound and a half.

Yorrick turned 7 this past weekend. The only signs of his age are the little tiny lumps and bumps he’s starting to get. I shaved the fur off of each of them so I can keep an eye on them. None has grown bigger than a pea, nor has any changed shape or feel. Everything about them says sebaceous cyst, but I’m still watching them.

I think that’s all you’ve missed. How about some pictures?

Saxon shaved
Saxon freshly shaved
Steve checking out Saxon shaved
Steve checking out this strange cat I brought home
Birthday ice cream! Pulled Pork flavor yum!
nebula watching tv 2
Nebula watching Let’s Make a Deal
Nebula laundry 11
Nebula helping with laundry
Fitz, Simmons, Skye by All Occasions Photography
A professional photograph of the foster kittens (Fitz, Skye, Simmons L to R)
Fitz, Simmons, and Skye day 1
The foster kittens on their first day. Skye, Simmons, Fitz (L to R)
fitz simmons wrestled to sleep
Fitz and Simmons fell asleep wrestling!

Author: stevethetripawdlady

Born and raised in Upstate NY and a volunteer at Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Menands, NY. That's where Steve came from. Remember, Steve is a girl!

2 thoughts on “It’s Been Awhile”

  1. Goodness gracious! How do yoy keep everybody straight! What a wwnderful pack!

    I love hiw Steve didn’t recognize Saxon at first with the new hairdo! Too funny!

    And YORRICK…HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You are adorable! Pork flavor ice cream…WOW!

    You are soooo kind to help out all these little kitties! They are cute as can be! And to foster so many…you are a Saint!
    Thanks for the great update and precious pictures.

    So glad everything is going well with Steve. She is such a pretty kitty.

    Hugs to the entire pack!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

  2. Oh yer killin me with so much cuteness! What lucky kitties to have you for a foster. Steve will get the hang of it.

    Hoppy Birthday Yorrick! Where’d ya get that ice cream? Yummo!

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