I made another alien flannel toy, with catnip. They enjoyed it, but took off the string of straw pieces that was a kind of tail. I left a few straw sections on the pipe cleaners.There is a small army of not-quite nutcrackers under the Christmas tree. (they are of wood and have movable jaws, but seem like a walnut would defeat them). After I moved the jaw, Kahlo got fascinated and worked the jaw himself.
Category Archives: K kittens 2013
Kent and Kahlo were adopted together by someone that has a kid going to the school where I volunteer. She googled me and found my number (just as the humane society phoned me with hers) with a request that I do some social time with the kittens for a few days. She’s out of town, leaving 1 older and cat-allergic son to do the food and litterbox side of things. When I went to get the keys, the kittens ran past, but Kahlo stopped short and was all over me. Kent came back and hopped on too. I’ve been with former fosters before but they’ve never been so enthusiastic at greeting me. Maybe the others did know me but weren’t going to act on it.
Kahlo is great at catching toys mid-air–probably not good for any birds visiting his balcony when he’s out on it. He’s also the more vocal one, but still has a baby voice. I managed to trim their front claws, after they were done playing wildly today.
Kelly and Kibwe did not find their forever homes this weekend, but I found a fur mousie for them. If I drop it in the cardboard box, one works like crazy to pull it up through the top and the other goes in the box and grabs it. It appears to be as good a toy as a ball of yarn, and is one they can play with unsupervised.
They did complain more on the rides to and from the shelter, but once there, they settle in at the food dish and seem happy.
Keiko Orange especially likes being on my head. The other two enjoy my back and shoulders, but Keiko has higher aspirations. She also tries to groom me.
Kelly Brown has taken to the Gorgon hat I’m knitting. It’s not that big but she keeps diving inside it. They all like playing with the knitted snakes and not-yet-knitted yarn. This is another project to use up leftover balls of yarn. I don’t mind them unraveling it about the room if it’s a small ball. The yarn goes away out of reach if I’m not there, so it is a special toy.
None of my three K girls got adopted this weekend. They got successfully and neatly spayed, and had their first adoption weekend sleepover at BEBHS, but no new homes were found for them. Given my activities this weekend, they probably got more attention and excitement than if they’d stayed at my house. They have been enjoying the return to bigger quarters though, racing full steam across the room. It was probably warmer at BEBHS though so they’ll be enjoying the heating pad when they slow down and I’m not in the room to provide a warm lap.
Their toenails were nice trimmed, all 54 of them (including the dew claws). Although they can still leap onto my leg or back, they cannot hang on by the claws and just slide down without puncturing me.
We had a last breakfast, playtime, and lap time before I took them all to BEBHS for spaying. They’ll be available for adoption this weekend. If some don’t get their new families, they come back here for fostering. In that case, I’ll need to pick up more food for them because we’re almost out of kibble and canned food. If I clean the room, that will really jinx it, so the room is still off-limits for the home cats.