Friday, August 6, 2010

Meet our new guest!


Meet Olivia!!  She is our foster kitty who is expecting kittens any day.  I have worked with my local no kill cat shelter for a couple of years fostering pregnant mommy cats and their kittens.  We take the mommy in and give her lots of love and protection until she delivers.  Then, we help her nurture her litter until they can be adopted out.  Once mommy is done nursing, she will be spayed and then be eligible for adoption.
       I got the call yesterday morning to ask if we would be willing to take Olivia in.  She is less than a year old which puts her litter at high risk.  She was abandoned at a Condominium Complex in the next town over from us.  The people moved and left her behind.  Someone had been feeding her but couldn't take her in because the complex has a no pet rule.  At least someone had the sense to follow the rules.  She called the shelter to let us know that Olivia was there without a home and a litter on the way.  She is a sweet girl and seems to be making her self comfortable.  The boys are over the moon about her and are anticipating the birth of her kittens.  I have been bombarded with questions like  How many kittens will she have?  When will she have the kittens? Is she in labor yet?  I guess the anticipation is more than they can handle.
       I will keep you posted on the results.  I wish her a healthy and easy delivery.  The vet said she should deliver in a week but I don't think she is quite that far along.  Time will tell.   Have a great weekend everyone and Happy Stitching!

16 comments:

Parsley said...

She's really beautiful, isn't she. I am so happy to know another caring person that takes in animals. We tend to adopt so fostering is not a fit for me. LOL

Carol said...

Oh, she is so beautiful--I'd be as excited as your boys to see a new litter of kittens! Can't wait to see some photos when they are born :)

dixiesamplardesigns said...

She is adorable...and what a wonderful thing you are doing! Can't wait to snaps of the babies...

Elaine said...

What a lovely thing to do. She looks beautiful. I hope she has many healthy, happy kitties.

Jane said...

Thank goodness there are kind people in the world like you - animals respond so well to care and love so I hope everything goes well and so look forward to hearing the happy news and seeing some pics of the little ones xxx

April Mechelle said...

Thanks for visiting my blog for the giveaway. Momma cat is so cute. I wish we had a shelter that would let people foster. Of course.. I would have to keep them all!! lol

Lynn said...

What a beautiful cat! I can't believe that someone would leave her behind deliberately. Thank goodness for people like you and your shelter.
I think I'd have difficulty giving her up afterwards.

Deborah said...

She is beautiful. Don't tempt me. I really miss not having kittys.

DonnaTN said...

Oh, she has such a sweet face! How kind you are to take her in and care for her in her time of need!

Daffycat said...

OMG I'd love to experience that! I've never had an unspayed cat...I'd end up keeping every kitten if I let one have a litter! I hope you will take LOADS of pictures for us!

Poor baby cat...only a few days to settle into a new home and then giving birth. Thank goodness for homes like yours.

Littlebit said...

Olivia is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to see her new little family. Thank goodness for people like you who care.

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog Nataly, your blog is also lovely.
What a beautiful kittie, may she have a safe delivery. Can't wait to see the kittens!!

Ranae said...

She is a beautiful kitty cat. How very kind of you

Margaret said...

Oh how sweet! And you're so sweet to take Olivia in. I look forward to hearing how she and her litter-to-be do. My little Mia looks forward to it as well. :D

Love all your stitching! I've been wanting to do that Be Green one for a while!

Meari said...

L@@K at that face! What a cutie.

Judy S. said...

What a sweet kitty! And what a great thing you are doing. I'd have a tough time giving up the kittens though....
The best cat we ever had was one that had kind of adopted us before her owners moved and left her behind. We had 13 wonderful years with her.....and were amazed she lived that long as the first time we took her to the vet we were told she had no teeth, thanks to the poor care she'd gotten.

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