Thursday, December 27, 2007

New Foster Kitten

Our fosters Ollie, Kukla, and Fran were adopted last weekend. We will miss them, but we wish them well, and I hope they have happy lives with their new families!

Charlotte is very happy at her new home; her mama sends me photos quite often, and she's growing by leaps and bounds. Her sisters, Ptera and Anya, have been adopted permanently into our home, and are no longer considered fosters. They are a daily delight, and I am glad for the decision to keep them.

Because we did not have any more foster kittens, we were offered an 8-week-old kitten named Timmy, who is in need of socialization. Timmy is not aggressive to people, but he is absolutely petrified. When handled, he tries to make himself as small as possible, and will occasionally growl, with a rare hiss here and there. He had siblings that adjusted well, but he just didn't.

I set up the kitten room with lots of boxes lined with blankets. I also wrapped him in the sweatshirt I wore this morning, and he seemed very comforted in it. We're spending time with him, some of it hands-on, some of it just sitting in the same room, letting him be while we read. Time and patience will tell whether or not he learns that we aren't going to eat him.

His nickname is "Owl", and the photos will demonstrate why!

Click on the pics for larger images, if you like:
Timmy

Timmy

4 comments:

Fatadelic said...

He does look like a little owl.

Michelle said...

What a sweet little baby!!!!!

Andee said...

Those eyes! Those eyes! Those...

(falls over, hits head, dies of cute)

Andee (Meowser)

Sarah E said...

Oh, he is just too cute for words! He does look like an owl. What a sweetie.