Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Calliope & company

I'm going to pick up a new foster family tonight. My friend S. picked them up and has been keeping them for me for the since Friday. She took this photo of the kittens first venturing from the carrier. The kittens are 1-2 weeks old. Momma Calliope is taking good care of them and they are too fat to even waddle.

Calicos often have a variety of kittens, but this is a particularly interesting-looking bunch. One is a tuxedo (I have a weakness for tuxedo cats), one has unusual black spots on white making him or her look more like a Holstein cow or a Dalmation dog, and the third one is Siamese! The darker markings on her face and ears are becoming more apparent every day. At first we couldn't figure out her dirty white color.

While I generally foster for Feline Rescue, this group is from the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley, MN. I help out there when I can because they do euthanize animals when they are full. When a third e-mail notice went out on this group to the fostercaregivers on last Friday afternoon, I couldn't take a chance with their lives. I moved Vanna and the Vanalikes to a giant kennel in the basement and this little family will move into my bathroom.


Joan said...

Oh, they are chubby cuties. And I have a weakness for calicos and torties, mom is beautiful.

Celayne said...

What a beautiful family!