Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Gratuitous kitten posting.

I recently discovered The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, a blog that chronicles the adventures of a Tacoma area kitten foster-care person. (A kitten foster-care person is someone who looks after orphaned kittens for a local animal shelter until the animals are weaned and found a good home.) And, yes, it is chock full of ridiculously cute kittens. You have been warned.

17 comments:

Elissa M said...

I looked, and the first post is about having to put a kitty down. So all I did was cry. I'll assume you didn't do that on purpose. ;)

JKB said...

I too saw the post about the poor little kitten.

But what darling babies they all are.

Kris said...

Jerry Lee...

Dharma Kelleher said...

Brings back memories of when my partner and I rescued a day-old kitten abandoned on our doorstep by its mother. After an unsuccessful attempt to return the tiny kitten to her mother, we took on the formidable task of raising her ourselves, including bottle-feeding her every four hours and stimulating her to pee and poop (and it wasn't rainbows).

My partner would send me emails every day from work during those first few weeks titled "Itty Bitty Kitty Report", letting me know how well she was doing. Her nickname has been "Itty Bit" ever since.

It's been nearly two years and despite her runtish size, she has more personality than our other two cats put together.

nymeria87 said...

That blog just had me in blurry-eyed fits of: Awwwwww!

Poor little kitten though :(

Dwight's Writing Manifesto said...

First of all: OMG! Why do silly pictures of kitties make me go weird like that? It's irrational. But damn those are some cute kittens.

Second: I'm at a loss to remember the name of housecats crossbred with tiger DNA, but those rounded ear cats are NOT cats per se.

They are, however, worth a small fortune. Last time I looked (back when I could remember their proper taxonomical name) they were about $7 Grand per pop.

Dwight's Writing Manifesto said...

Now I remember.

They are called "Toygers."

(Reading up on them, methinks my ex girlfriend may have been near fecal capacity when she told me the part about Tiger DNA.)

melted said...

Some warning that the first post would be about a dead kitten might have been nice >:(

Now I'm a weepy mess. I CAN'T read about stuff like that without remembering having to be there and do that for my first cat. It was SEVEN YEARS ago and I still go right back to that moment. Now my writing day is shot.

Off to give my current kitty friend a hug.

Grr!

Ingrid said...

Thanks for sharing...and for making me cry at work :-S Our 15 year old sweet, sweet cat has cancer and now I just want to go home and hug him.

I foster cats from time to time and know how hard it is...and the pics of those kitties are so freakin adorable!!

pseudosu said...

i'm running six head now on my spread. i avoid telling "normal people" this and just challenge them to try to count them. my bigest fear is the headline upon my death reading, "Crazy fossilized woman found in house full of cats and unpublished novels."

It's not as bad as it sounds -- one cat per acre in my case, but they were all, of course, rescues. there are just too many furry people out there. Humans who don't fix their pets are idiots.

Sonya L Volkhardt said...

Aw! Poor little kitten . . and of course I had to scroll down looking for hopefully-happier things, and find all the sweet, mushy, cute things said about the poor little kitten before they realized there was anything wrong with him.

My Oliver was a bottle-fed baby. I got him at 10 days old, and he came to work with me every day for several weeks. Luckily, I work for a vet. When he felt he was not receiving sufficient attention (for example, if two consecutive seconds passed without anyone fussing over him), he'd climb up the grate at the front of his kennel like a little monkey and meow non-stop. He sounded like a car alarm going off. Fortunately, he outgrew that.

Shari Boullion said...

Awwwww.
Thanks for sharing them.

Southern Writer said...

That was so unfair. I read about Jerry lee and started crying. You could have warned us.

La Gringa said...

Apologies to everyone for the sad kitty post - I hadn't seen that one so I didn't know to warn you. :-(

Heidi the Hick said...

Well, speaking as someone who's had quite a few critters pass away in my arms with a vet beside me, including my horse and many cats, I thought that was a sweet post.

He was a gorgeous kitten, but even though he looked perfect, he was never going to grow up healthy and normally functioning. They did the right thing. It's the hardest thing to do, but it's the kindest.

And keep in mind all those other kittens that will find good loving homes!

brendacee said...

Thank you for telling me about this site. I cried a whole bunch over little Jerry Lee but it is really an inspirational site. I am proud to be the adopted parent of two little survivors who are now eight and seven. :)

writtenwyrdd said...

I ran across this a month or so ago. So many cute kitties I had to run away before my brains melted into a puddle of goo!