24 Jul

IMG_20140724_160722BlazeIMG_20140724_160706To answer Connie’s surprise, starting a few years ago, the shelter wanted names to be unique, so they started assigning and tracking names.  For a while, they did catagories, but found matching initial letters to be an easy way to refer to the kittens.  I had a Binky this year, but had one years ago with that name because everyone else in his litter suckled on his ears.  His adopter kept his name and he was a very big Binky.  Sometimes I like the shelter names, sometimes not so much.

I give names by collar colors or looks because it helps me identify who is doing what.  For instance, Greykin has not pooped yet, that I’ve found.  He’s not bloaty and is gaining weight reasonably, so I don’t think he has a problem, but I’m watching him a lot.  Usually I transition to the shelter names.



Posted by on July 24, 2014 in tiny Gs 2014


4 responses to “Purrtraits

  1. a female faust

    July 25, 2014 at 5:41 am

    hello… i know this is a personal blog but this is where the intuition led me — i am looking for my Next Cat after my lovecat passed — almost twenty years ago — i want a bond, a young genius cat, i think i want a grey male but i don’t know what i am talking about, but i need the cat to be smart enough to pick me….. and young enough to imprint …

    i’m a keeper.

    anyway i am in your area, would love to meet the kitties. email me.

    • yetmorefosterkittens

      July 25, 2014 at 7:11 am

      The grey one is, I think, female. In any case, they are too young to really know them. Adoptions are through the Berkeley Humane Society. My previous litter, now about 6 1/2 weeks old, is all boys and pretty sharp and very friendly. They should be available early August (Barry, Bobby, Bart, and Brutus). Check at, or visit Berkeley Humane Fri-Sun 11-5 to visit with available cats and kittens. It’s a friendly place, My current kittens are not yet a week old and still pretty vulnerable.

  2. deb and molly and fuzz

    July 25, 2014 at 6:52 am

    I think Smudge is adorable! Looks like someone who could be sticking her/his nose into everything.

  3. a female faust

    July 26, 2014 at 8:09 am

    thank you for all the information, and for the loving and patient way in which you let me know. you must be a beautiful person, O Cat Foster Momma. I will go visit the kitties — it is certainly way past due in my life.

    i asked a friend, why am i signing up for more anguish? i was devastated after losing my boy, nearly 15 years ago now.

    she said, the question is, why are you depriving some kitty of happiness now?

    i just thought i’d share that with the class.


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