Friday, May 2, 2008

Raising Kittens

It is a joy, to be sure but not always fun and games. Just like children, kittens run amok, getting into all sorts of trouble and can make terrible messes. Sometimes they are still learning to use their litter-box or are playing in another room and can’t make it back in time. Other times they are climbing into things that can be quite dangerous such as the refrigerator or dishwasher. One must be on constant guard to make sure they are safe, secure and have everything they need.
With the troubles also comes the joy of watching them tussle and play, investigate and explore the world around them and sleep in purring and furry piles.
Then the sad day comes when they leave our home and go to their awaiting families. We miss them terribly and there is an empty feeling to the house as they leave. The only way to cope is to schedule their departure in stages so that I am not bereft all at once. However the joy in the eyes and voices of their new owners is beyond measure and heals all heartache.
We miss our babies but we are overjoyed to have found them loving families that are now also a part of our own family. Here is what some of them have to say:
“Our baby Bibi is a pampered princess! :) The boys are soo over protective like she's indeed their baby sister! :) Looks like she's beginning to get her appetite. Today she ate a healthy portion of ground beef mixed with small cut pork, and she examined all our shopping - so cute!

After eating she wanted to cuddle but I couldn't cuddle with her too much because I had a lot to do in the kitchen. Do you know what Bibigul did? She was following me around the kitchen for a while and mewing, but I couldn't pick her up. Finally she jumped on my leg (good thing I was wearing jeans) and climbed on me, like I was a tree, until she's got all the way up to my arms to cuddle!! This girl IS a cuddle bug and really DEMAND attention! :) “ – ONB, New Jersey
“Once we got to the vet, everyone loved her. All said she is adorable, the vet included, "strikingly beautiful." to the list of nice words. She spent some shoulder time on the techs and me. Her health checked out very well. I still have to bring in a fecal sample (they didn't want to do the intrusive test on her...neither did I!). I think I will give them your vet's info and see if we can use that test. They were impressed with her clean ears and lack of fleas. Dr. Wooley said that she must have come from a very good breeder. :)” – Carrie, Texas

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